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Praying and Witnessing

David Henig

in Remaking Muslim Lives: Everyday Islam in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043291
eISBN:
9780252052170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043291.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the role of prayer (dova) in Muslim life. The act of prayer belongs to the villagers’ repertoires of vital exchange whereby blessing, prosperity, and vitality are accessed, and ... More


The Boxer Uprising and the Souls in Purgatory

Henrietta Harrison

in The Missionary's Curse and Other Tales from a Chinese Catholic Village

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273115
eISBN:
9780520954724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273115.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the causes of the Boxer Uprising. It argues that, although missionaries and Chinese officials claimed that there were many conversions linked to the expansion of Western ... More


Since 1945: New Amenities, New Hazards

William B. Meyer

in Americans and Their Weather

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131826
eISBN:
9780197559505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131826.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

If the average citizen's surroundings defined the national climate, then the United States grew markedly warmer and drier in the postwar decades. Migration continued to carry the center of ... More


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