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The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Emma E. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Mind Possessed examines spirit concepts and mediumistic practices from a cognitive scientific perspective. Drawing primarily, but not exclusively, from ethnographic data collected ... More


The Remembered Village

M.N. Srinivas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book is about Rampura, a multi-caste village in princely Mysore (now part of Karnataka) as it was in 1948, the year when M. N. Srinivas did fieldwork there. As so often in human affairs, and in ... More


Paths to Post-Nationalism: A Critical Ethnography of Language and Identity

Monica Heller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746866
eISBN:
9780199827091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746866.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Nationalism has informed all our ideas about language, culture, identity, nation, and state. Those ideas are being profoundly challenged by globalization, neoliberal responses to it, and the emergent ... More


Anthropological Knowledge, Secrecy and Bolivip, Papua New Guinea: Exchanging Skin

Tony Crook

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264003
eISBN:
9780191734151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264003.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

What is the nature of knowledge? Anthropology imagines it possible to divide or separate social and analytical relations, whereby knowledge travels between persons as a thing. And yet, Bolivip ... More


Bringing the Sacred Down to Earth: Adventures in Comparative Religion

Corinne G. Dempsey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199860333
eISBN:
9780199919598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860333.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Bringing the Sacred Down to Earth celebrates the merits of carefully contextualized comparison as an illuminating approach to the study of religion. Drawing from ethnographical work in ... More


Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers

Patricia Q. Campbell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793822
eISBN:
9780199914531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793822.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book investigates ritualizing and learning at introductory meditation classes at two Buddhist centers in Toronto, Canada. The centers, Friends of the Heart and Chandrakirti, are led and attended ... More


Qualitative Methods for Practice Research

Jeffrey Longhofer, Jerry Floersch, and Janet Hoy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195398472
eISBN:
9780199979325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398472.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Qualitative methods have become increasingly popular among researchers in the professions: social work, nursing, education, business, computer science, and occupational therapy. And while many ... More


Bar Wars: Contesting the Night in Contemporary British Cities

Phil Hadfield

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199297856
eISBN:
9780191700866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297856.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In Britain today, if you are in the business of fighting crime, then you have to be in the business of dealing with alcohol. ‘Binge drinking’ culture is intrinsic to urban leisure and has come to ... More


Land and Urban Politics

You‐tien Hsing

in The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199568048
eISBN:
9780191721632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568048.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Chapter 1 introduces the empirical and theoretical background of the project with its focus on the connection between land and urban politics. Persistent state land tenure in China ... More


The Church as Apologetic: Eusebius' Legitimation of Christianity

Aaron P. Johnson

in Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296132
eISBN:
9780191712302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296132.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Christianity, for Eusebius, finds legitimation over against the other nations as the restored Hebrew nation. This chapter identifies passages that offer ethnographical sketches of the results of ... More


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