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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

Australian Aboriginal Societies  

John Hilary Martin

Published in print:
Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Indigenous societies are affected by globalization in two ways: the forces of the global economy and culture that come into their traditional homes and their own out-migration to new ... More

Contemporary Daoist Tangki Practice  

Margaret Chan

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Nov 2015
Since 1979, China has seen a renaissance of indigenous belief systems, including Daoist tangki spirit-medium practice. Tangki traditions have Neolithic roots. The founding myth is of a man ... More

“Conversion” and the Resurgence of Indigenous Religion in China  

Fan Lizhu and Chen Na

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Apr 2014
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May 2014
This study suggests that the term “conversion” is deeply embedded in the institutionalized Christian context and may not be an appropriate approach to understand China’s religious ... More

Globalization and Gender Inequality: A Contribution from a Latino Afro-feminist Perspective  

Maricel Mena López

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This chapter analyzes the context and daily life of Afro-Caribbean women within globalization in order to find ethnical praxis. This is prevailing and necessary in the actual social model ... More

Globalization, Women, and Religion in the Middle East  

Azza M. Karam

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This chapter begins with a discussion of the legacies of colonialism in the Middle East, and then turns to women and religion in the Middle East, feminisms in the Middle East, and Islamism ... 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

Indigenous Lifeways and Knowing the World  

John A. Grim

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
This article seeks to explore selected examples of diverse indigenous ways of knowing the world. It acknowledges differences not only among indigenous ways of knowing but also between ... More

Indigenous Peoples: A Case Study on being a Twenty-First-Century Maori Anglican  

Jenny Te Paa-Daniel

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
In 1992 the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia, which owed its origin ultimately to the work of Samuel Marsden and other missionaries, undertook a globally unprecedented ... More

Indigenous Traditions: Religion and Ecology  

John A. Grim

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Nov 2006
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Sep 2009
No one term in an indigenous language may exactly translate, or even correspond to, the English terms “religion” or “ecology.” The term “ecology” is used here to express indigenous ... More

Jesuits and Africa  

Festo Mkenda

Jesuits have commanded scholarly attention in recent years, with Jesuit studies almost becoming an independent academic discipline. However, their involvement in Africa remains largely ... More

Native American Geopolitical, Georestorative Movements  

Michelene E. Pesantubbee

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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

Native American Religious Societies  

Nimachia Hernandez

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
The traditional indigenous peoples of the Americas share much in common with indigenous peoples throughout the world who have been affected by the forces of globalization. At the same time ... More

Nativist Millennialism  

Jean E. Rosenfeld

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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: ... More

Pacific Islands Religious Communities  

Joel Robbins

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
When one considers processes of globalization in the Pacific Islands, one is struck by the extent to which religion has been central to them. There are grounds to argue that religion, and ... More

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

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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

Thinking Globally about Local Religious Societies  

Juha Pentikäinen

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Globalization has affected indigenous peoples and their traditional cultures in significant ways. Throughout the world, some 190 million people are identified by religious cultures that ... More

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