The Anthropology of Religion: An Introduction

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Wiley, Dec 23, 2005 - Religion - 344 pages
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Now available in a revised second edition, this popularintroduction to the anthropology of religion combines discussion ofthe origin and development of debates within the field, with a lookat where the subject is heading.

  • Introduces readers to the central theoretical ideas in theanthropology of religion and illustrates them with specific casestudies.
  • Features self-contained chapters, each with its owncomprehensive bibliography, so that they can be approached in anyorder.
  • Contains an additional chapter on mythology and a number of newillustrations.
  • Incorporates coverage of the following topics in the existingstructure: pilgrimage, spirit possession and cargo cults.
  • Includes a list of ethnographic films and videos that can beused to illustrate and extend discussion of particular issues.

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This is the basic text I recommend to students just starting out. I'm not an anthropologist, and don't teach anthropology - but for those who need to know a bit of anthropology to understand other disciplines, this is the place to start. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Fiona Bowie is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Religious Studies at the University of Bristol.

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