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Title The pursuit of certainty : religious and cultural formulations / edited by Wendy James
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1995


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Description pages cm
Series The uses of knowledge
Association of Social Anthropologists of the Commonwealth. Conference (4th : 1993 : Oxford, England). Uses of knowledge.
Contents Introduction: whatever happened to the Enlightenment? / Wendy James -- 1. Managing tradition: 'superstition' and the making of national identity among Sudanese women refugees / Janice Boddy -- 2. History and the discourse of underdevelopment among the Alur of Uganda / Aidan Southall -- 3. Race, culture and - what?: pluralist certainties in the United States / Paul Dresch -- 4. Certain knowledge: the encounter of global fundamentalism and local Christianity in urban south India / Lionel Caplan -- 5. Inventing certainties: the dakwah persona in Malaysia / Shamsul A. B. -- 6. Powerful knowledge in a global Suti cult: reflections on the poetics of travelling theories / Pnina Werbner -- 7. Topophilia, Zionism and 'certainty': making a place out of the space that became Israel again / Robert Paine -- 8. The politics of tolerance: Buddhists and Christians, truth and error in Sri Lanka / Jonathan Spencer
9. Changing certainties and the move to a 'global' religion: medical knowledge and Islamization among Anii (Baseda) in the Republic of Benin / Georg Elwert -- 10. Bourdieu and the diviner: knowledge and symbolic power in Yoruba divination / F. Niyi Akinnaso -- 11. Choking on the Quran: and other consuming parables from the western Indian Ocean Front / Michael Lambek -- 12. Cultural certainties and private doubts / Roger Just
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Philosophical anthropology.
Religion -- Cross-cultural studies.
Toleration -- Cross-cultural studies.
Cultural pluralism.
Author James, Wendy.
LC no. 94045143
ISBN 0415107911