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Spirituality and Materiality:Why Bodies Matter

Meredith B. McGuire

in Lived Religion: Faith and Practice in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172621
eISBN:
9780199851942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172621.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the relation between spirituality and materiality and the importance of human bodies in religious practices. It explains that human bodies are important in religious practices ... More


The Karma of Care: Ordinary Actions and Their Consequences

Felicity Aulino

in Rituals of Care: Karmic Politics in an Aging Thailand

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739729
eISBN:
9781501739743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739729.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter details ordinary caregiving routines and discusses the importance of karma and merit for local understandings of care. These terms, karma and merit, reflect a robust understanding of ... More


Personhood and Ritual Reinforcement of Balance

Kathryn Linn Geurts

in Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the implications of several kinds of performative and cultural elaborations of balance, mostly focusing on the way that balance is ideologically reinforced through embodied ... More


Religion: Identifying and Explaining Religious Effects

Candy Gunther Brown

in Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469648484
eISBN:
9781469648507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648484.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 13 reports on research that demonstrates a correlation and supports a causal connection between longer-term, more intense participation in nominally secular yoga or mindfulness and changes in ... More


From Shaved to Saved: Embodied Gang Recovery

Edward Orozco Flores

in God's Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479850099
eISBN:
9781479818129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850099.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter extends the analysis of reformulated Chicano gang masculinity to body and bodily practices, filling a theoretical gap in the masculinities and crime literature. Recovery offers embodied ... More


Coda: Frederick Douglass and the Wild Songs of Revolution

Michael Boyden

in Reverberations of Revolution: Transnational Perspectives, 1770-1850

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474481588
eISBN:
9781399501866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474481588.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Examining the writings of Frederick Douglass, Michael Boyden’s coda traces how the former slave’s political vision developed as he observed and came into contact with other revolutionary projects and ... More


Avoiding Blackness: The Flip Side of Boa Aparência

Jennifer Roth-Gordon

in Race and the Brazilian Body: Blackness, Whiteness, and Everyday Language in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293793
eISBN:
9780520967151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293793.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 5 explores the “flip side” of boa aparência (or whitening), as middle-class youth and parents seek to secure the investment that they have made in their family’s whiteness by avoiding contact ... More


Metacognitive Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Joëlle Proust and Martin Fortier (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198789710
eISBN:
9780191841675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789710.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This book focuses on the variability of metacognitive skills across cultures. Metacognition refers to the processes that enable agents to contextually control their first-order cognitive activity ... More


Introduction

A. David Napier

in Making Things Better: A Workbook on Ritual, Cultural Values, and Environmental Behavior

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199969357
eISBN:
9780199346097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969357.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Where global priorities have suppressed the veracity of experiential differences, the field of religious studies has returned repeatedly to acknowledge them. Though many contemporary anthropologists ... More


Prayer Calls and the Right to the City

Alisa Perkins

in Muslim American City: Gender and Religion in Metro Detroit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479828012
eISBN:
9781479877218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828012.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how Hamtramck residents engaged in public debates over the adhān, the Muslim call to prayer traditionally broadcast five times a day in Muslim-majority nations. The chapter ... More


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