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Title Ordinary lives and grand schemes : an anthropology of everyday religion / edited by Samuli Schielke and Liza Debevec
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (168 pages)
Series EASA series ; 18
EASA series ; 18
Contents Divination and Islam : existential perspectives in the study of ritual and religious praxis in Senegal and Gambia / Knut Graw -- Postponing piety in urban Burkina Faso : discussing ideas on when to start acting as a pious Muslim / Liza Debevec -- Everyday religion, ambiguity and homosocial relationships in Manitoba, Canada from 1911 to 1949 / Alison R. Marshall -- 'Doing things properly' : religious aspects in everyday sociality in Apiao, Chiloé / Giovanna Racchiddu -- The ordinary within the extraordinary : sainthood making and everyday religious practice in Lesvos, Greece / Séverine Rey -- Say a little hallo to Padre Pio : production and consumption of space in the construction of the sacred at the Shrine of Santa Maria delle Grazie / Evgenia Masaritou -- Going to the Mulid : street-smart spirituality in Egypt / Jennifer Peterson -- Capitalist ethics and the spirit of Islamization in Egypt / Samuli Schielke -- Everyday religion and the contemporary world : the un-modern, or what was supposed to have disappeared but did not / Robert A. Orsi
Summary Everyday practice of religion is complex in its nature, ambivalent and at times contradictory. The task of an anthropology of religious practice is therefore precisely to see how people navigate and make sense of that complexity, and what the significance of religious beliefs and practices in a given setting can be. Rather than putting everyday practice and normative doctrine on different analytical planes, the authors argue that the articulation of religious doctrine is also an everyday practice and must be understood as such
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Subject Religious life.
Form Electronic book
Author Debevec, Liza.
Schielke, Joska Samuli.
ISBN 0857455079 (electronic bk.)
9780857455079 (electronic bk.)