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Religion and Violence in Pacific Island Societies  

Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter examines the associations between religion and violence. The Bellonese case reveals that the ideology of honor drove the pattern of vengeance killings; that this ideology ... More

Sacrifice/Human Sacrifice in Religious Traditions  

Davíd Carrasco

Published in print:
Jan 2013
Published Online:
Mar 2013
This chapter presents a survey of several contemporary, major definitions of sacrifice as forms of symbolic and performative violence. A modest discussion of patterns in the sacrifices of ... More

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