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 Performing Arts, Re‐forming Rituals:: Women and Social Change in South India

Vasudha Narayanan

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter addresses the expression of Hindu women's religiosity through music and dance. It is argued that in contemporary Hinduism the performing arts, which are essentially forms of religious ... More


 The Meaning of Slave Religion

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how the conversion of African slaves in the British North American colonies to Christianity became an object of analysis and how debates about the role that blacks would play in ... More


Homophobic Speech, Equality Denial, and Religious Expression

Ian Leigh

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the legal regulation of religiously-motivated speech that is critical of same-sex behaviour. The ‘Culture Wars’ have now reached Europe and are being played out in claims, on ... More


Religious Expression

REX AHDAR and IAN LEIGH

in Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253623
eISBN:
9780191719769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253623.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Although religious speech is treated legally as a liberty, in proselytising religions (Christianity especially) bearing witness to one’s faith — speaking about it to others — is a religious duty, ... More


Popular Religious Expressions Today: U.S. Latinos and Latinas

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/9780195172621.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the popular religious expressions of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. It suggests that people's religious practice is often informed by popular religious traditions as ... More


Contested Meanings and Definitional Boundaries: Historicizing the Sociology of Religion

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/9780195172621.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the nature of religion and religiosity in Europe before the Reformation era. It analyzes four specific issues that are important for understanding what scholars believe is ... More


The Arguments for Silence

George M. Marsden

in The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195122909
eISBN:
9780199853311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122909.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter begins with a discussion of why the “science versus religion” stereotype is so deeply etched in the minds of many academics. It then turns to how religious expressions are susceptible to ... More


Introduction: The Death and the Life of God

JOHN BOWKER

in The Religious Imagination and the Sense of God

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266464
eISBN:
9780191683046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266464.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, World Religions

Since the time of Nietzche and Mencken, the celebrations of theistic mortality have become increasingly familiar; so too have the corresponding attempts to detach truths, wisdoms, values, mental ... More


Between Dancing and Writing: The Practice of Religious Studies

Kimerer L. LaMothe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224036
eISBN:
9780823236916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224036.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book provides philosophical grounds for an emerging area of scholarship: the study of religion and dance. In the first part, the book investigates why scholars in religious ... More


Studying Public Religion: Beyond the Beliefs-Driven Actor

Paul Lichterman

in Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows that cultural norms of group life shape possibilities for public religious expression, whether interfaith or denominationally specific. When we relocate public religious expression ... More


Locating Copts in Ottoman History

Febe Armanios

in Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199744848
eISBN:
9780199894963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744848.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The first chapter provides background on the Copts in Ottoman Egypt, focusing on how the conquest affected the community and how the lay and clerical leadership helped to sustain a communal identity ... More


Religion in the Public-Sector Workplace

Raymond F. Gregory

in Encountering Religion in the Workplace: The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Workers and Employers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449543
eISBN:
9780801460746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449543.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines how the courts have applied the establishment and free exercise clauses of the First Amendment in resolving conflicts arising in public sector workplaces. Federal, state, and ... More


Some Additional Issues

Raymond F. Gregory

in Encountering Religion in the Workplace: The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Workers and Employers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449543
eISBN:
9780801460746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449543.003.0020
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter discusses certain miscellaneous issues that typically appear in court cases involving the religious rights and responsibilities of employers and employees. It begins with an overview of ... More


A Theory of Religious Rhetoric in American Campaigns

Christopher B. Chapp

in Religious Rhetoric and American Politics: The Endurance of Civil Religion in Electoral Campaigns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451263
eISBN:
9780801465680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451263.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at the ambiguous role of religious expression and how it shapes American politics. Tackling this issue not only explains the role of religion in the 2004 and 2008 presidential ... More


Religion and Freedom of Expression

Carolyn Evans

in Religion and Human Rights: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199733453
eISBN:
9780190258269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733453.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the complex relationship between religion and freedom of expression. More specifically, it considers several forms of religious expression that have proved contentious with ... More


Philosopher Kings?: The Adjudication of Conflicting Human Rights and Social Values

George C. Christie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341157
eISBN:
9780199894314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341157.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book examines the attempts by courts to sort out conflicts involving freedom of expression, including religious expression, on the one hand, and rights to privacy and other important social ... More


Who Is Allah?

Bruce Lawrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620039
eISBN:
9781469623276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620039.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introduction to the heart of Islam offers a unique approach to understanding Allah, the central focus of Muslim religious expression. Drawing on history, culture, theology, politics, and the ... More


Bitter Rituals for a Lost Nation: Partch and Bernstein

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223028
eISBN:
9780520924741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223028.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Harry Partch and Leonard Bernstein are divergent in several dimensions, including their marketability. Yet through a juxtaposition of works by these apparent musical antipodes, it is possible to ... More


World Flutelore: Folktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power

Dale A. Olsen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037887
eISBN:
9780252095146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037887.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In many places around the world, flutes and the sounds of flutes are powerful magical forces for seduction and love, protection, vegetal and human fertility, birth and death, and other aspects of ... More


Introduction

Clarence Bernard Henry

in Let's Make Some Noise: Axe and the African Roots of Brazilian Popular Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730821
eISBN:
9781604733341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730821.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about axé music and the African origins of Brazilian popular music. The book examines how sacred themes, imagery, and symbols from ... More


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