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 editor is Laurel Kendall, lkendall “at” amnh.org.
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. Examples of such extensions would include works examining the relation between religion and body, social memory, gender, ethnoreligious violence, public anthropology, globalization, theories of modernity, multiculturalism, landscape, performance, material culture, and consumption.
“The study of religion is as old as the discipline of anthropology; this series reveals how the discipline continues to chart new frontiers in both substance and methodology.” –Series Editor Laurel Kendall, Curator, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, lkendall “at” amnh.org.
Books in the Series
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.
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.