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The pursuit of certainty [electronic resource] : religious and cultural formulations / edited by Wendy James.

Contributor(s): James, Wendy | Association of Social Anthropologists of the Commonwealth. Conference (4th : 1993 : Oxford, England).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Association of Social Anthropologists of the Commonwealth. Uses of knowledge(4th : 1993: Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1995Description: 1 online resource (xii, 316 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 0203450841 (electronic bk.); 9780203450840 (electronic bk.); 9780415107907 (hbk.); 0415107903 (hbk.); 9780415107914 (pbk.); 0415107911 (pbk.).Subject(s): Philosophical anthropology | Cultural pluralism | Religion -- Cross-cultural studies | Toleration -- Cross-cultural studies | Pluralism (Social sciences) | Religion | Toleration | PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Humanism | Social groups | Religious groupsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Pursuit of certainty.DDC classification: 128 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: whatever happened to the Enlightenment? / Wendy James -- Managing tradition: 'superstition' and the making of national identity among Sudanese women refugees / Janice Boddy -- History and the discourse of underdevelopment among the Alur of Uganda / Aidan Southall -- Race, culture and- what?: pluralist certainties in the United States / Paul Dresch -- Certain knowledge: the encounter of global fundamentalism and local Christianity in urban south India / Lionel Caplan -- Inventing certainties: the dakwah persona in Malaysia / Shamsul A.B. -- Powerful knowledge in a global Sufi cult: reflections on the poetics of travelling theories / Pnina Werbner -- Topophilia, Zionism and 'certainty': making a place out of the space that became Israel again / Robert Paine -- The politics of tolerance: Buddhists and Christians, truth and error in Sri Lanka / Jonathan Spencer -- Changing certainties and the move to a 'global' religion: medical knowledge and Islamization among Anii (Baseda) in the Republic of B�enin / Georg Elwert -- Bourdieu and the diviner: knowledge and symbolic power in Yoruba divination / F. Niyi Akinnaso -- Choking on the Quran: and other consuming parables from the western Indian Ocean front / Michael Lambek -- Cultural certainties and private doubts / Roger Just.
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Based on papers from the 4th Decennial Conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the Commonwealth held in Oxford in 1993.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Introduction: whatever happened to the Enlightenment? / Wendy James -- Managing tradition: 'superstition' and the making of national identity among Sudanese women refugees / Janice Boddy -- History and the discourse of underdevelopment among the Alur of Uganda / Aidan Southall -- Race, culture and- what?: pluralist certainties in the United States / Paul Dresch -- Certain knowledge: the encounter of global fundamentalism and local Christianity in urban south India / Lionel Caplan -- Inventing certainties: the dakwah persona in Malaysia / Shamsul A.B. -- Powerful knowledge in a global Sufi cult: reflections on the poetics of travelling theories / Pnina Werbner -- Topophilia, Zionism and 'certainty': making a place out of the space that became Israel again / Robert Paine -- The politics of tolerance: Buddhists and Christians, truth and error in Sri Lanka / Jonathan Spencer -- Changing certainties and the move to a 'global' religion: medical knowledge and Islamization among Anii (Baseda) in the Republic of B�enin / Georg Elwert -- Bourdieu and the diviner: knowledge and symbolic power in Yoruba divination / F. Niyi Akinnaso -- Choking on the Quran: and other consuming parables from the western Indian Ocean front / Michael Lambek -- Cultural certainties and private doubts / Roger Just.

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