Contemporary Anthropology of Religion Book Series

SAR, with Palgrave Macmillan, offers the Contemporary Anthropology of Religion Series dedicated to strengthening existing research trends in the anthropology of religion, while reaching out to a whole new audience. The series editors are Don Seeman (dseeman “at” emory “dot” edu) and Tulasi Srinivas (Tulasi “dot” srinivas “at” emerson “dot” edu).

Written from diverse perspectives, the books in this series make significant contributions to theoretical discussion, area expertise, and public cultural debates. Especially welcome are books with ethnographic excellence, theoretical interest, and broad comparative appeal that demonstrate the importance of the anthropology of religion to new readerships, including interdisciplinary ones. Books in the series explore a variety of issues relating to current theoretical or comparative issues in the study of religion. These include the relation between religion and the body, social memory, gender, ethnoreligious violence, globalization, modernity, and multiculturalism, among others. Recent historical events have suggested that religion plays a central role in the contemporary world, and Contemporary Anthropology of Religion provides a crucial forum for the expansion of our understanding of religion globally.

Books in the Series

Charles Lindholm, ed., The Anthropology of Religious Charisma: Ecstasies and Institutions, 2013.

Hiroko Kawanami and Geoffrey Samuel, eds., Buddhism, International Relief Work, and Civil Society, 2013.

Joseph Webster, The Anthropology of Protestantism: Faith and Crisis among Scottish Fishermen, 2013.

Susan M. Kenyon, Spirits and Slaves in Central Sudan: The Red Wind of Sennar, 2012.

Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer, Shamans, Spirituality, and Cultural Revitalization: Explorations in Siberia and Beyond, 2012.

Thomas J. Csordas, Language, Charisma, and Creativity Ritual Life in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, (New paperback edition), 2012.

Jennifer A. Selby, Questioning French Secularism: Gender Politics and Islam in a Parisian Suburb, 2012.

Edith Turner, Communitas: The Anthropology of Collective Joy, 2012.

Liana Chua, The Christianity of Culture: Conversion, Ethnic Citizenship, and the Matter of Religion in Malaysian Borneo, 2011.

Erin L. Hasinoff, Faith in Objects: American Missionary Expositions in the Early Twentieth Century, 2011.

Johan Fischer, The Halal Frontier Muslim Consumers in a Globalized Market, 2011.

Karen Fjelstad and Nguyen Thi Hien, Spirits without Borders: Vietnamese Spirit Mediums in a Transnational Age, 2011.

Peter S. Cohn, Direct Sales and Direct Faith in Latin America, 2011.

Maya Mayblin, Gender, Catholicism, and Morality in Brazil: Virtuous Husbands, Powerful Wives, 2010.

Thomas Pearson, Missions and Conversions: Creating the Montagnard-Dega Refugee Community, 2009.

Gladys Ganiel, Evangelicalism and Conflict in Northern Ireland, 2008.

Brian M. Howell, Christianity in the Local Context: Southern Baptists in the Philippines, 2008.

Thomas Gibson, Islamic Narrative and Authority in Southeast Asia: From the 16th to the 21st Century, 2007.

Hermione Harris, Yoruba in Diaspora: An African Church in London, 2006.

Gabriele vom Bruck, with a foreword by Fred Halliday, Islam, Memory, and Morality in Yemen: Ruling Families in Transition, 2005.

Ronald Lukens-Bull, A Peaceful Jihad: Negotiating Identity and Modernity in Muslim Java, 2005.

Eva Keller, The Road to Clarity: Seventh-Day Adventism in Madagascar, 2005.

Daniel Varisco, Islam Obscured: The Rhetoric of Anthropological Representation, 2005.

Pamela Stewart and Andrew Strathern, Empowering the Past, Confronting the Future: The Duna People of Papua New Guinea, 2004.

Andrew Buckser, After the Rescue: Jewish Identity and Community in Contemporary Denmark, 2003.

Michael Lambek, The Weight of the Past: Living with History in Mahajanga, Madagascar, 2003.

Thomas J. Csordas, Body/Meaning/Healing, 2002.