Tag: Religie & spiritualiteit

Ramadan as an anthropologist

standplaatswereld , September 13th, 2022


By Lilian Ebbelaar Ramadan to me was always something that was so interesting. It had this kind of mysterious feeling and always felt strange to me. Why are…


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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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