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The Anthropology of Religion

An Introduction

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Now available in a revised second edition, this popular introduction to the anthropology of religion combines discussion of the origin and development of debates within the field, with a look at where the subject is heading. Introduces readers to the central theoretical ideas in the anthropology of religion and illustrates them with specific case studies. Features self-contained chapters, each with its own comprehensive bibliography, so that they can be approached in any order. Contains an additional chapter on mythology and a number of new illustrations. Incorporates coverage of the following topics in the existing structure: pilgrimage, spirit possession and cargo cults. Includes a list of ethnographic films and videos that can be used to illustrate and extend discussion of particular issues.

Product code: 9781405121057

ISBN 9781405121057
* Offers an updated edition of this introduction to the anthropology of religion. * Discusses the origin and development of ideas within the discipline, as well as where the subject is going. * Introduces readers to the central theoretical ideas in the anthropology of religion and illustrates them with specific case studies.