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, heritage, and tourism. This Routledge series provides a new forum for volumes, including studies from global and cross-cultural perspectives of topics that analyze the following themes: commoditization and consumerism; materialities of religious travel and

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Kosher Biotech

Between Religion, Regulation, and Globalization

Johan Fischer

that although non-Jewish food industry management may understand how kosher laws affect their own products, this does not necessarily mean that they understand the religious significance that these laws hold for kosher consumers and rabbis. In effect

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Finbarr Barry Flood and Jaś Elsner

religious is by no means at odds with the promotion of commerce and consumerism. On the contrary, the past decades have seen a consistent association between religious and social conservatism and economic neo-liberalism. If the Islamic State endures for any

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Introduction

Ethnographies of Private Security

Erella Grassiani and Tessa Diphoorn

. 1999 . “ Consumer Culture and the Commodification of Policing and Security .” Sociology 33 ( 2 ): 373 – 392 . Loader , Ian . 2000 . “ Plural Policing and Democratic Governance .” Social Legal Studies 9 ( 3 ): 323 – 345 . Loader , Ian , and

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Iver B. Neumann

strongman model for politics, his anti-Semitism, his religious mysticism that cohabits with his techno-optimism, his railing against American consumerism and materialism, his backing of an anti-enlightenment conservative revolution, his explicit building on

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Guarding the Body

Private Security Work in Rio de Janeiro

Erika Robb Larkins

guards’ threatening bodies, making them more acceptible to middle- to upper-class consumers. As Amanda Chisholm and Saskia Stachowitsch have observed in their work on military contractors elsewhere in the Global South, security workers are believed to

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The Uncanniness of Missionary Others

A Discursive Analysis of a Century of Anthropological Writings on Missionary Ethnographers

Travis Warren Cooper

Adogame 2013: 169–191 ; Byrnes 2011 ) posit Western nations as the new target regions, that is, areas where consumerism, greed, and multiple vices of all colors abound in good measure. Those on the higher latitudes of socio-economic spectrums are now on

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Religious Tourism

Analytical Routes through Multiple Meanings

Emerson Giumbelli

Translator : Jeffrey Hoff

businesses. There will also be actions to support the environment. We will not cut down any trees to construct the monument and access [route].’” 7 We can see how the economic argument is central due to the generation of jobs and the attraction of consumers

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Portrait

J. D. Y. Peel

Marloes Janson, Wale Adebanwi, David Pratten, Ruth Marshall, Stephan Palmié, Amanda Villepastour and J. D. Y. Peel

Edited by Richard Fardon and Ramon Sarró

convergence and divergence that have played out between Christians and Muslims over the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In these chapters, J. D. Y. compares the Yoruba religious field to a ‘marketplace’ where potential converts act as consumers, choosing

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Steven Brooke, Dafne Accoroni, Olga Ulturgasheva, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Eugenia Roussou, Francesco Vacchiano, Jeffrey D. Howison, Susan Greenwood, Yvonne Daniel, Joana Bahia, Gloria Goodwin Raheja, Charles Lincoln Vaughan, Katrien Pype and Linda van de Kamp

well-groomed citizens and consumers through “Christian techniques of self-transformation” (p. 10). Based on eight years of field research in Guatemala and trips to North Carolina (2006–2014), the author develops the main ethnographic arguments of this