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The study of religions

Keith Ward

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the study of religions. The first section attempts to define the term ‘religion’, and shows that specific definitions of religion clearly express the inclinations of their ... More


Phonological and Cultural Innovations in the Speech of Samoans in Southern California

Alessandro Duranti and Jennifer F. Reynolds

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Bilingualism is a concept that relies on a variety of theoretical constructs, including the notions of “language,” “speakers,” and “community.” Subjecting these key notions to empirical and ... More


Introduction

Thomas Barfield

in Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145686
eISBN:
9781400834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145686.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This introductory chapter discusses an anthropological approach to examining political order in Afghanistan. Rather than casting the nation in the context of war and conquerors, this chapter views ... More


The World of Hanumān: Creating a Fluid Cosmos on a Kerala Kūṭiyāṭṭam Stage

Einat Bar-On Cohen

in Two Masterpieces of Kūṭiyāṭṭam: Mantrāṅkam and Aṅgulīyāṅkam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780199483594
eISBN:
9780199097203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199483594.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Indian History

The author gives a full-fledged report on a performance of Aṅgulīyāṅkam lasting 29 nights that she witnessed in 2012 at the Nepathya centre in Moozhikkulam. She posits interesting connections with ... More


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