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Religious Tourism

Analytical Routes through Multiple Meanings

Emerson Giumbelli

Translator : Jeffrey Hoff

detailed below. For now, it is sufficient to say that it is presented as a ‘religious tourism’ project, and one of its main supporters is a local association of ‘pilgrims’. ‘Religious tourism’ is a syntagma that may sound like a contradiction in terms—if it

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Governing Religious Multiplicity

The Ambivalence of Christian-Muslim Public Presences in Post-colonial Tanzania

Hansjörg Dilger

Religious diversity and difference have gained a new public presence in Tanzania since the 1990s. In particular, individuals and organizations from the former mission churches and the neo-Pentecostal and Muslim ‘revivalist’ fields have established

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Adjudicating Religious Intolerance

Afro-Brazilian Religions, Public Space, and the National Collective in Twenty-First-Century Brazil

Elina I. Hartikainen

How does legal arbitration on religious intolerance shape the contours of secularism in religiously plural polities? And how do such processes act as sites for the articulation of binding visions on secular public space and the national collective

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Contextualizing the Religious Survey

Possibilities and Limitations

Astrid Krabbe Trolle

religious traditions and institutions—as the primary object of analysis, census data and surveys became part of the sociological discipline from its infancy. Although research on religion through quantitative means did not become more important until the

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Citizenship in religious clothing?

Navayana Buddhism and Dalit emancipation in late 1990s Uttar Pradesh

Nicolas Jaoul

rest of his life to Buddhism as soon as he left the Nehru cabinet goes beyond this social democratic aspiration and secular framework. The aim of this article is to look into the implications of Ambedkar’s final turn to religious means of emancipation

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The Professionalization of the Clergy

Parish Priests in Early Modern Malta

Frans Ciappara

priest as a distinct figure in the community, directing and controlling its religious life with the parish church as his “bride.” 5 This ideal, like other personal and pastoral ideals, penetrated into the Catholic world by reforming bishops like Paolo

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Social Pressure in the Choice of Individual Religious Practice

Tatiana Bulgakova

Since the early 1990s, religious landscape in Siberia has been rapidly changing and becoming more complicated because of the activities of foreign missionaries. The options for individual religious choice have increased, being at the same time

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Introduction: Ritual Performance and Religious Identity

Reshaping Traditions in Contemporary MENA and its Diasporas

Paulo G. Pinto and Liza Dumovich

define themselves as Muslims ( Gilsenan 1982 ). Moreover, ethnographies have become more sensitive to issues of how religious identities and practices are intertwined with power, gender, class, ethnicity and nation, producing complex discourses and

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The Religious Foundations of Capoeira Angola

The Cosmopolitics of an Apparently Non-religious Practice

Sergio González Varela

A reader may find it strange that I have included the words ‘apparently non-religious’ in the title of this article. My reason for doing so is based on a preliminary and cautionary methodological principle that I plan to follow in this text. My aim

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Labor and Religious Tolerance in Two Senegalese Daaras

Laura L. Cochrane

Two Senegalese Sufi communities, Ndem and Mbakke Kajoor, are home to daaras , Qur'anic schools in rural or urban areas; daaras also refer to rural communities dedicated to religious study. The two daaras have attracted attention for their