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The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Peter van der Veer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and ... More


Introduction: Germanizing Islam and Racializing Muslims

Esra Özyürek

in Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162782
eISBN:
9781400852710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162782.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter discusses some questions on the contradictions and challenges in the lives of German converts to Islam. It aims to provide a preliminary understanding of what it means to ... More


Liminal Redemption

Anthony W. Fontes

in Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297081
eISBN:
9780520969599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297081.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

When a marero seeks to be something other than a marero, what scripts can possibly make this transformation legible—to himself, to his gang, and to his community—and what routes can lead away from a ... More


Crossovers and Conversions

Angie Heo

in Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297975
eISBN:
9780520970120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297975.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

“Crossovers and Conversions” directs attention from collective apparitions to a collection of individual encounters with otherworldly presences, such as saints, angels, demons, and jinn, as well as ... More


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