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The Expanding World Ayahuasca Diaspora: Appropriation, Integration and Legislation

The Expanding World Ayahuasca Diaspora: Appropriation, Integration and Legislation

Forthcoming

Beatriz Caiuby Labate, Clancy Cavnar
April 01, 2018

During its expansion from the Amazon jungle to Western societies, ayahuasca use has encountered different legal and cultural responses. Following on from the earlier edited collection, The Expanding World Ayahuasca Diaspora continues to explore how certain alternative global religious groups,...

Aboriginal Religions in Australia: An Anthology of Recent Writings

Aboriginal Religions in Australia: An Anthology of Recent Writings

Françoise Dussart, Howard Morphy, Max Charlesworth
September 14, 2017

Over the last 25 years there has been an explosion of interest in the Aboriginal religions of Australia and this anthology provides a variety of recent writings, by a wide range of scholars. Australian Aboriginal Religions are probably the oldest extant religious systems. Over some 50,000 years...

The Vitality of Karamojong Religion: Dying Tradition or Living Faith?

The Vitality of Karamojong Religion: Dying Tradition or Living Faith?

Ben Knighton
March 06, 2017

How long can a traditional religion survive the impact of world religions, state hegemony, and globalization? The ’Karamoja problem’ is one that has perplexed colonial and independent governments alike. Now Karamojong notoriety for armed cattle raiding has attracted the attention of the UN and...

From Primitive to Indigenous: The Academic Study of Indigenous Religions

From Primitive to Indigenous: The Academic Study of Indigenous Religions

James L. Cox
February 27, 2017

The academic study of Indigenous Religions developed historically from missiological and anthropological sources, but little analysis has been devoted to this classification within departments of religious studies. Evaluating this assumption in the light of case studies drawn from Zimbabwe, Alaska...

African Traditions in the Study of Religion, Diaspora and Gendered Societies

African Traditions in the Study of Religion, Diaspora and Gendered Societies

Ezra Chitando, Afe Adogame
February 27, 2017

The historiography of African religions and religions in Africa presents a remarkable shift from the study of 'Africa as Object' to 'Africa as Subject', thus translating the subject from obscurity into the global community of the academic study of religion. This book presents a unique...

Caribbean Diaspora in the USA: Diversity of Caribbean Religions in New York City

Caribbean Diaspora in the USA: Diversity of Caribbean Religions in New York City

Bettina Schmidt
December 05, 2016

Caribbean Diaspora in the USA presents a new cultural theory based on an exploration of Caribbean religious communities in New York City. The Caribbean culture of New York demonstrates a cultural dynamism which embraces Spanish speaking, English speaking and French speaking migrants. All cultures...

Critical Reflections on Indigenous Religions

Critical Reflections on Indigenous Religions

James L. Cox
December 02, 2016

The study of indigenous religions has become an important academic field, particularly since the religious practices of indigenous peoples are being transformed by forces of globalization and transcontinental migration. This book will further our understanding of indigenous religions by first...

Blackfoot Religion and the Consequences of Cultural Commoditization

Blackfoot Religion and the Consequences of Cultural Commoditization

Kenneth Hayes Lokensgard
November 15, 2016

This book explores the exchange of Blackfoot "medicine bundles" within contemporary Blackfoot culture and between the Blackfoot Peoples and Euro-Americans. These ceremonial bundles, which are circulated as gifts in their native context, are robbed of their statuses as living beings or persons,...

African Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa: Emerging Trends, Indigenous Spirituality and the Interface with other World Religions

African Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa: Emerging Trends, Indigenous Spirituality and the Interface with other World Religions

Ezra Chitando, Afe Adogame
November 15, 2016

The historiography of African religions and religions in Africa presents a remarkable shift from the study of 'Africa as Object' to 'Africa as Subject', thus translating the subject from obscurity into the global community of the academic study of religion. This book presents a unique...

Indigenous Peoples' Wisdom and Power: Affirming Our Knowledge Through Narratives

Indigenous Peoples' Wisdom and Power: Affirming Our Knowledge Through Narratives


November 11, 2016

Capturing the narratives of indigenes, this book presents a unique anthology on global Indigenous peoples' wisdoms and ways of knowing. Covering issues of religion, cultural self-determination, philosophy, spirituality, sacred sites, oppression, gender and the suppressed voices of women, the...

Anishinaabe Ways of Knowing and Being

Anishinaabe Ways of Knowing and Being

Lawrence W. Gross
October 19, 2016

Very few studies have examined the worldview of the Anishinaabeg from within the culture itself and none have explored the Anishinaabe worldview in relation to their efforts to maintain their culture in the present-day world. This book fills that gap. Focusing mainly on the Minnesota Anishinaabeg...

Aboriginal Environmental Knowledge: Rational Reverence

Aboriginal Environmental Knowledge: Rational Reverence

Catherine Laudine
September 09, 2016

Whilst there are popular ideas about which champion Aboriginal environmental knowledge, many of these are based more on romantic notions than on any detailed understanding of what might be the content of this knowledge. This book is based on a grounded and broad assessment of less well known...

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