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Assault Sorcery  

Robin M. Wright

This article is an in-depth study of the cosmology and practices of assault sorcerers. While it concentrates mostly on indigenous Amazonian societies, comparisons are drawn from other ... More

Ihahamuka: An Indigenous Medical Condition among Rwandan Genocide Survivors  

Christopher C. Taylor

One of the core metaphors in Rwandan traditional medicine concerns the flow of bodily fluids. This metaphor is a recursive one, extending into other domains of Rwandan symbolic thought, ... More

Native American Geopolitical, Georestorative Movements  

Michelene E. Pesantubbee

Print publication date:
Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article defines Native American Movements as revitalization movements characterized by strong emphasis on the elimination of alien persons, customs, values, and/or material from the ... More

Nativist Millennialism  

Jean E. Rosenfeld

Print publication date:
Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article examines five nativistic millennial movements that are culturally, geographically, and temporally dissimilar to find the similarities that bind them into a single category: the ... More

Religion and Violence in Pacific Island Societies  

Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
Online publication date:
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

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Jan 2013
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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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