Tag: anthropology of religion

Anthropology and religion at the Vrije Universiteit – a short history

standplaatswereld , April 15th, 2021

By Matthias Teeuwen The Vrije Universiteit originally had a strong confessional commitment to the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands and I have always wondered how anthropology meshed with…

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Bruce Kapferer and Roland Kapferer: The Trump Saga and America’s Uncivil War: New Totalitarian Authoritarian Possibilities

focaal_admin , March 2nd, 2021

Times are a Changing. The Trump phenomenon as a whole, his election, his presidency, the events of the Capitol, Joe Biden’s accession and Donald Trump’s impeachment are moments…


Podcast # 2 is online! Guest: Aleeha Ali

standplaatswereld , November 12th, 2020

In this episode, Puck de Boer talks with Aleeha Ali, who studied sociology in Pakistan, did a research master’s in anthropology in the UK and is currently a…

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Happy Halloween!

sydneyyeager , October 31st, 2018

  Halloween is such a fascinating holiday to consider from a cultural perspective. During Halloween season we revel in breaking taboos and dancing with danger. We celebrate life…

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Casting into the Cosmos: Magic and Ritual in Human Spaceflight (Part 2)

Taylor R. Genovese , July 6th, 2017

In Part 1, I wrote a gonzo ethnography about my experience at a rocket launch in Florida. For Part 2, I will be utilizing historical records, museum didactic…

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When Science Fiction meets Religion: The Case of Jediism

Emma Louise Backe , May 4th, 2017

By Maria Menegaki Based on the paper ‘When Science Fiction meets Religion: The Case of Jediism’ which I presented in Piran, Slovenia in 2015 in terms of the…

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Secrets of the Sex Magic Space Lamas Revealed! Tibetan Buddhist Aliens and Religious Syncretism

Ben Joffe , October 23rd, 2015

In this post I’m going to be talking a little about aliens. Tibetan ones, specifically. Also, sex magic. Bear with me now. A lot of this may be…

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AAA 2013 SAC Events

sydneyyeager , November 20th, 2013

Check out the Soceity for the Anthropology of Consciousness’ Up Coming Panels and Meetings in Chicago this week at the AAA Conference.   AAA 2013 SAC Events. Tagged: #AAA2013,…

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Restarting from Anthropology Beyond Good and Evil

Dr. Marranci , August 24th, 2013

My blog Islam, Muslims and an Anthropologist started in 2007 and since then 228,803 people (an average of 38,000 per year) have read my posts concerning various aspects…

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