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Religious Syncretism: “I offer sacrifices to my ancestors on Friday because I am a Muslim”

in An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226434766
eISBN:
9780226434759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The presence of four Egyptian Islamic missionaries in Magburaka, a small town numbering no more than 40,000 people, generated a strong religious fervor, accentuated in spring 1963 by the observance ... More


Navigating Transitions: Poetry in Rites of Passage

Steve Zeitlin

in The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter considers the poetry underlying rites of passage. Throughout the life cycle, the complex cycling and recycling of customs and rites of passage is reminiscent of the classic children's ... More


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