Tag: Religie & spiritualiteit

Why the world needs anthropology of religion

standplaatswereld , April 6th, 2022


by Thijl Sunier According to Dutch media, the Netherlands has reached a milestone these days. For the first time in history, the country has a majority of inhabitants…


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Positioning your position

standplaatswereld , December 2nd, 2021


In the picture above, you see me reading along with Hebrew psalms and prayers during a synagogue (shul) service on simchat torah. Simchat torah is a festive day…


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Listening to Your Gut

standplaatswereld , July 1st, 2021


By Senske de Vries     Before the thesis-period actually started I was somewhat hesitant about how this would be. I had heard from others that they hated working on…


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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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Religious extremism: vulnerability and resistance among Indonesian migrant workers in Asia

standplaatswereld , July 5th, 2019


By Yudha Dewanto  After turning 16, never having stepped a foot outside of her province, Katri pushed herself to go to Malaysia. Seeking a solution to family problems,…


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Rethinking difference: Muslim and Christian lives in comparative perspective

standplaatswereld , June 2nd, 2019


Image credit: David Evers, Flickr, Creative Commons. By Daan Beekers, Hansjörg Dilger and Daniel Nilsson DeHanas. In recent decades, the anthropology of religion has produced detailed and d…


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Yellow fragmentation

standplaatswereld , May 28th, 2019


By Irene Stengs. Bangkok, Sunday May 5. With hundreds of others, I am queuing to enter the restricted area around the Grand Palace where the Royal Land Procession…


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