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Measuring the Sacred

Research Notes on the Use of Science by Adherents of New Spiritualities in Poland

Dorota Hall

The essay presents exemplary cases for the use of scientific accessories, such as a specialist vocabulary and sophisticated technical tools, in Polish holistic milieus. It analyses editorials published in the esoteric monthly Nieznany Świat, and refers to materials gathered during ethnographic fieldwork among vendors and customers of alternative medicine fairs and esoteric shops in Warsaw, as well as visitors to the Węsiory village, considered to be one of Earth's 'power places'. The work goes on the claim that references to science, and especially to various measurements, besides their legitimating function, appeal to sensitivity related to traditional folk religiosity. Therefore, the Nieznany Świat magazine might be considered a continuer of the folk tradition.

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Canon Fire

Decolonizing the Curriculum

Andrew Sanchez

readings of their work. If it is to be successful, decolonizing anthropology entails careful thinking about the relationship between power, place and race. A categorization of the world into a simple binary of ‘white people’ and ‘people of colour’ fails

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Critical pedagogy and Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)

Questioning our post-secondary institutions’ investment strategies

David P. Thomas

assume greater responsibility in shaping the content and structure of the course. As suggested by Moreno-Lopez (2005: 2) , ‘critical pedagogues encourage teachers to reinvent the role of power, placing authority on the students, and arranging curricula

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Multilocality and the Politics of Space in Protracted Exile

The Case of a Palestinian Refugee Camp in the West Bank

Dorota Woroniecka-Krzyzanowska

(2005): 258–280; Liisa Malkki, “National Geographic: The Rooting of Peoples and the Territorialization of National Identity among Scholars and Refugees,” in Culture, Power, Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology , ed. Akhil Gupta, and James

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Contemporary Girls Studies

Reflections on the Inaugural International Girls Studies Association Conference

Victoria Cann, Sarah Godfrey, and Helen Warner

notion of girl power places on self-making and individualism have “enabled the current generation of young women to see themselves, and to be seen, as enjoying new freedoms and opportunities” ( Harris 2004: 8 ). Girls have therefore been understood as

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Christopher Howard and Wendelin Küpers

central motives identified by travelers were (1) coming to the source or origin of spiritual traditions and “power places,” (2) exotic and authentic cultural experiences, and (3) nature-based challenges in the form of mountain treks. There was almost

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Piracy, Protection, and the Anthropology of Law At Sea

Geoffrey Hughes, Naor Ben-Yehoyada, Judith Scheele, and Jatin Dua

. and J. Ferguson ( 1997 ), Culture, Power, Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology ( Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press ). Herzfeld , M. ( 1987 ) ‘ “As in Your Own House”: Hospitality, Ethnography, and the Stereotype of Mediterranean

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Diana L. Eck

Diana L. Eck, John Stratton Hawley, Rahul Mehrotra, and Sondra L. Hausner

, going as far as Patna. This wider India project took a very long time during the decades of the 1980s and 1990s and could have taken a lifetime or more. I climbed to hilltop goddess temples—a few of the 51 Goddess temples that constitute the power

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Michael Sheridan

Establishment to the Present Time . Glasgow : Richard Griffin and Co. Gupta , Akhil , and James Ferguson , eds. 1997 . Culture, Power, Place . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . 10.1215/9780822382089 Guyer , Jane . 1981 . “ Household and Community