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Militarization

Michael K. Jerryson

in Buddhist Fury: Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793235
eISBN:
9780199897438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793235.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the role of militarization and Buddhism. Buddhist soldiers and police located in the southernmost provinces establish their headquarters in Thai Buddhist monasteries, thereby ... More


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

Courtney Bender, Wendy Cadge, Peggy Levitt, and David Smilde (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The thirteen chapters in this volume offer a challenge to conventional scholarly approaches to the sociology of religion. They urge readers to look beyond congregational settings, beyond the United ... More


Contested Religious Space in Jakarta: Negotiating Politics, Capital, and Ethnicity

Chang-Yau Hoon

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the contestation of religious space in Jakarta as it relates to politics, capital, and ethnicity. Indonesia is known for its religious pluralism. The Indonesian Constitution ... More


Parallel Universes: Chinese Temple Networks in Singapore, or What Is Missing in the Singapore Model?

Kenneth Dean

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how lives in Singapore have been drawn into parallel universes despite an abundance of urban planning intended to create a perfectly harmonious, multicultural society. In ... More


The Flexibility of Religion: Buddhist Temples as Multiaspirational Sites in Contemporary Beijing

Gareth Fisher

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the flexible nature of religion by focusing on Buddhist temples as multiaspirational sites in contemporary Beijing. More specifically, it considers the role of public Buddhist ... More


Change and Perseverance

Jürgen Schaflechner

in Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190850524
eISBN:
9780190850555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850524.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 5 elaborates on the evolution of the pilgrimage and maps the process in recent decades that has gradually claimed the Hinglaj valley and the shrine as Hindu religious space. It offers a ... More


Urban Buddhism in the Thai Postmetropolis

James Taylor

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how Buddhist practices in Thailand articulate a present moment and hint at possible futures. In particular, it considers Bangkok's religious space, a product of the new ... More


Three Questions for a Regional Study of Religion

Maria Mili

in Religion and Society in Ancient Thessaly

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718017
eISBN:
9780191787447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718017.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The chapter examines the questions and structure of other regional studies of Greek religion and argues that by delineating their subject matter as cults and sanctuaries, which are supposedly more ... More


The Contests for Communal Temples in the Early 1950s to the Mid-1970s

Xiaoxuan Wang

in Maoism and Grassroots Religion: The Communist Revolution and the Reinvention of Religious Life in China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190069384
eISBN:
9780190069414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069384.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

From collectivization to the Cultural Revolution, communal temples deprived of land routinely came under attack, from political campaigns and encroachments on their property and religious sites. By ... More


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