A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion
is a collection of some of the most significant classic and contemporary writings in the field. Updated in its second edition, this volume examines numerous aspects of religion in a diversity of cultures and expands upon the idea of what we mean by ‘religion’, linking it to some of the broader questions of culture and politics.
- Collects classic and contemporary articles from the major thinkers in both North American and British anthropology
- Emphasizes the ongoing conversation among anthropologists with respect to central questions of religious behavior
- Presents comprehensive coverage of theory and religious practice, through time and ethnographic regions, integrated by editorial commentary
- Includes additional classic pieces by Pouillon, Burridge, and Meyerhoff, as well as more contemporary work by Harding, De Boeck, and Palmié
- Includes indexed bibliography arranged according to both ethnographic region and religious topics and practices