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Post-Partition Pluralism: Placing Islam In Indian Punjab

Anna Bigelow

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0056
Subject:
History, Indian History

Punjab is often treated in both media and scholarship as a perennially conflicted region, but this is only a fraction of a more complex story of coexistence between multiple religious groups. Among ... More


Introduction

Elazar Barkan and Karen Barkey

in Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169943
eISBN:
9780231538060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169943.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to explore the politics of the “choreography of sacred spaces” within the framework of state-society relations and to examine the ... More


Contested Choreographies of Sacred Spaces in Muslim Bosnia

David Henig

in Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169943
eISBN:
9780231538060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169943.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter seeks to document the complex nature and choreography of Bosnian Muslims' relations with holy sites in the context of debates on sacred landscapes in the Balkans and the Mediterranean. ... More


At the Boundaries of the Sacred: The Reinvention of Everyday Life in Jerusalem’s Al-Wad Street

Wendy Pullan

in Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169943
eISBN:
9780231538060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169943.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

In Jerusalem's walled Old City, the Muslim and Jewish site of the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount is central to both religions, and to the conflict. In addition to religious institutions, the area is ... More


A Mosque, a Shrine, and Two Sieges

Sumit Ganguly

in Treading on Hallowed Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations in Sacred Spaces

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342048
eISBN:
9780199852017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342048.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explains the dramatically different outcomes of two sieges conducted in the course of combating India's Kashmir insurgency: one of a historic mosque in an urban setting, and the other of ... More


Religious Pluralism, Shared Sacred Sites, and the Ottoman Empire

Karen Barkey

in Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169943
eISBN:
9780231538060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169943.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explores toleration and coexistence in three interrelated sections. First, it rethinks the conceptual language of coexistence, toleration, and violence in order to apply them to the long ... More


Choreographing Upheaval: The Politics of Sacred Sites in the West Bank

Elazar Barkan

in Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169943
eISBN:
9780231538060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169943.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explores political riots in Jerusalem and the West Bank surrounding religious sites and the role played by the state in creating space for the riot and in responding to it. It argues ... More


The Golden Temple: A Tale of Two Sieges

C. Christine Fair

in Treading on Hallowed Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations in Sacred Spaces

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342048
eISBN:
9780199852017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342048.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines two important operations waged by Indian security forces to counter Sikh insurgents operating in India's northern state of Punjab, from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. The ... More


The Politics of Ownership: State, Governance, and the Status Quo in the Church of the Anastasis (Holy Sepulchre)

Glenn Bowman

in Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169943
eISBN:
9780231538060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169943.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter focuses on the Holy Sepulchre or Church of the Anastasis, the “mother church” of Christianity, in an attempt to shift the analytic logic away from the identities of communities that ... More


Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

David J. Howlett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The only temple completed by Mormonism's founder, Joseph Smith Jr., the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio, receives 30,000 Mormon pilgrims every year. Though the site is sacred to all Mormons, the ... More


Three Ways of Sharing the Sacred: Choreographies of Coexistence in Cyprus

Mete Hatay

in Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169943
eISBN:
9780231538060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169943.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines religious sites in Cyprus where the everyday practices of “peaceful coexistence” always threatened to break down. It considers three basic types of sites: spaces of (temporary) ... More


Secularizing the Unsecularizable: A Comparative Study of the Haci Bektaş and Mevlana Museums in Turkey

Rabia Harmanşah, Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir, and Robert M. Hayden

in Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169943
eISBN:
9780231538060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169943.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter presents a comparative study of the Turkish shrine complexes of Hacı Bektaş Veli in Hacıbektaş and Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi in Konya. Both sites were major focal points of so-called ... More


New Shrines and New Capital, 1990–2012

David J. Howlett

in Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how sacred sites are also built through cooperation. At sites of parallel pilgrimage, people may negotiate with others and form alliances that allow them access to otherwise ... More


Conclusion: Parallel Pilgrimages, Parallel Temples

David J. Howlett

in Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter argues that individuals “build” sacred sites through varied discourse on what a site means. Indeed, each pilgrim and each site guide are best seen as building the Kirtland ... More


Introduction: The Kirtland Temple as a Parallel Pilgrimage

David J. Howlett

in Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038488
eISBN:
9780252096372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038488.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter provides an overview of “parallel pilgrimage”—the dynamics of cooperation and contestation by rival religious groups at a common pilgrimage site. Contestation, whether ... More


The Impact of Conflicts over Holy Sites on City Images and Landscapes: The Case of Nazareth

Rassem Khamaisi

in Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169943
eISBN:
9780231538060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169943.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter focuses on the city of Nazareth in order to illustrate the theoretical and practical implications of ethnoreligious conflict among Arab Palestinian citizens in Israel that arises out of ... More


Sacred Exchanges: Images in Global Context

Robyn Ferrell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148801
eISBN:
9780231504423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148801.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

As the international art market globalizes the indigenous image, it changes its identity, status, value, and purpose in local and larger contexts. Focusing on a school of Australian Aboriginal ... More


The Power of Nature in the High North

Trude Fonneland

in Contemporary Shamanisms in Norway

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190678821
eISBN:
9780190699239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678821.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In this chapter, I explore shamans’ relationships with the nature of the high north. How is nature included in their practices and how does the use of nature relate to the legitimizing of modern Sámi ... More


Laying the Groundworks: Concepts, Definitions, and Methodology

Yuval Jobani and Nahshon Perez

in Women of the Wall: Navigating Religion in Sacred Sites

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190280444
eISBN:
9780190280468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280444.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter opens with a categorization of the Western Wall as a “thick site.” Echoing Geertz’s “thick-description” approach, this new concept denotes a site typically but not necessarily religious, ... More


Women of the Wall: Navigating Religion in Sacred Sites

Yuval Jobani and Nahshon Perez

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190280444
eISBN:
9780190280468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280444.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For more than twenty-five years, the Women of the Western Wall (WoW) have been leading a groundbreaking struggle, attempting to gain permission from Israeli authorities to pray according to their ... More


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