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Brent E. Sasley

: first, using disciplinary concepts and tools to think about Israel, and, second, studying Israel in a comparative framework by highlighting the similarities and differences between its experiences and those of other countries. An appropriate pedagogical

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Crossing borders

The case of NASFAT or ‘Pentecostal Islam’ in Southwest Nigeria

Marloes Janson

The Pentecostal movement in Nigeria, with its emphasis on this‐worldly blessings and healing, has become so vibrant that today even Muslim organisations appear to be increasingly ‘Pentecostalised’. Nasrul‐Lahi‐il Fathi Society of Nigeria or NASFAT is a case in point. In an effort to compete with Pentecostalism on Yorubaland‘s religious marketplace, NASFAT has copied Pentecostal prayer forms, such as the crusade and night vigil, while emphasising Muslim doctrine. As such, the case of NASFAT illustrates that religious borrowing does not imply that religious boundaries do not matter: indeed, NASFAT is a powerful example of the preservation of religious differences through the appropriation of Pentecostal styles and strategies. In this spirit, religiously plural movements such as NASFAT prompt us to unlock analytical space in the nearly hermetically sealed anthropologies of Islam and Christianity and to develop a comparative framework that overcomes essentialist notions of religious diversity.

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Commitment, Convergence, Alterity

Muslim-Christian Comparison and the Politics of Distinction in the Netherlands

Daan Beekers

same (urban) landscapes characterized by cultural pluralism and consumer capitalism. These shared conditions constitute the common quality that allows for a productive analysis of these religious subjects in a single comparative framework. I have, more

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Introduction

Legal regimes under pandemic conditions: A comparative anthropology

Geoffrey Hughes

local institutional, political and legal contexts, the pandemic constitutes a ready-made comparative framework and context for illuminating how different human societies function in the present political moment. Unsurprisingly, the wide range of

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Consistent inconsistency

New reflections on migrants, the state, and the contingencies of law

Georgina Ramsay

specific nation/site, the authors eschew an explicitly comparative framework to instead develop a more open optic of analysing European migration law through ‘collective ethnography’. They show what they term ‘the consistency of inconsistency’ (pp. 10

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Abin Chakraborty

which he observes that “in the Mongols dominions a Christian may speake much more freely than in any other Mahometan country in the world” ( Foster 1921, 271 ). However, the comparative framework Coryat uses not only emphasizes the superiority of the

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Introduction

Comparative Perspectives on Divination and Ontology

William Matthews

develop a comparative framework concerning the relationship between ontological claims associated with divination and divinatory epistemology. In doing so, its authors address questions such as the effects of explicit ontological assumptions on the ability

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Between Boundary-Work and Cosmopolitan Aspirations

A Historical Genealogy of EASA (and European Anthropology)

Damián Omar Martínez

: Berghahn Books ), 1 – 28 . L'Estoile , B. de ( 2008 ), ‘ Hegemonic Gravity and Utopian Pluralism: A Comparative Framework for Analyzing the International Space in Anthropology ’, Journal of the World Anthropologies Network/Rede de Antropologias del

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Doing Personhood in Chinese Culture

The Desiring Individual, Moralist Self and Relational Person

Yunxiang Yan

tripartite approach can bring cross-cultural variations of personhood into a comparative framework. While the component of intuitive desires and interest remains universally the same, the other two components and the interplay among the three components vary

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“I Don't Want to Spend My Life under a Toilet Seat”

Aspiration, Belonging, and Responsible Masculinities in the Lives of White, Working-Class Boys in a Youth Inclusion Program at the YMCA

Ross Wignall

important comparative framework (see Wignall 2016b , 2019 ). The Sports Leadership course targets disengaged young people and involves four main learning areas incorporated into 33 hours of teaching: planning and running a coaching session; health and