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Five New Year’s Rituals of Renewal

Dimitris Xygalatas , January 3rd, 2022

In Auckland, New Zealand, Māori people celebrate the rising of Mataraki, also known as the Pleiades star cluster, as the start of the new year in July. Hannah…


When Biblically Inspired Pseudoscience and Clickbait Cause Looting

Morag M. Kersel, Meredith S. Chesson, and Austin "Chad" Hill , December 15th, 2021

Archaeologist and co-author Morag M. Kersel stands in one of thousands of looters’ pits at the Early Bronze Age cemetery of Bâb adh-Dhrâʿ in Jordan. Yorke M. Rowan…


The Age of Digital Divination

Matthew Gwynfryn Thomas , December 7th, 2021

Divination rituals around the world often include animals, as seen in this early 20th-century painting of fortunetelling using a chicken by Russian artist Konstantin Makovsky. Brandmeister/Wi…


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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What Netflix Got Wrong About Indigenous Storytelling

Andrea Malaya M. Ragragio and Myfel D. Paluga , December 1st, 2021

An Indigenous Pantaron Manobo man sports a pendant necklace imbued with sacred power. Andrea Malaya M. Ragragio Within days of its release last June, the Netflix animated series…


Intersections of Political Power, Religion, and Public Health in Africa: Covid-19, Tanzanian President Magufuli, and Nigerian Prophet T. B. Joshua by Laura A. Meek

Laura A. Meek , November 12th, 2021

This is the final piece in the Contested Truths series, which has been edited by Jia Hui Lee, Laura A. Meek, and Jacob Katumusiime Mwine-Kyarimpa. This series analyzes…


The Sisters of Loretto Share a Kinship With the Earth

Jeffrey Shenton , November 11th, 2021

The Sisters of Loretto, a women’s religious community, prioritize environmental stewardship at their working farm in rural Kentucky. Cody Rakes This month, global delegates have been gath…


Fetishes or Cyborgs? Religion as technology in the Afro-Atlantic space

Giovanna Capponi , October 12th, 2021

(Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the Thematic Series Data Swarms Revisited) Exú, the trickster god, Axé Ilé Oba – São Paulo (photo by Giovanna Capponi)…


El genocidio kurdo y la eterna resistencia como forma de vida

anthropologies , September 16th, 2021

Read Time:14 Minute, 35 Second “De vez en cuando, la piedra perfora la piedra” Proverbio kurdo Este proverbio sirve como ejemplo …


Genocidios y ritos funerario: el eterno limbo

anthropologies , September 15th, 2021

Read Time:12 Minute, 15 Second Hay una línea simbólica que une los acontecimientos humanos y que se traza en el lienzo de la cultu…


“Stop the Shot”: Resistance through Science, Religion, and Law

Maximilian C. Forte , August 20th, 2021

On August 4, an interesting event took place: “Stop the Shot”. This was a video press conference organized by the Truth for Health Foundation in the US, which…


Barney Bate’s book, Protestant Textuality and the Tamil Modern

| , August 16th, 2021

https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=33334 Hannah Carlan interviews E. Annamalai, Francis Cody, and Constantine V. Nakassis Hannah Carlan: Bernard Bate’s posthumous book Protestant Textu…

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Anna Corwin on her book, Embracing Aging

| , July 26th, 2021

Interview by H. Keziah Conrad https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/embracing-age/9781978822276 H. Keziah Conrad: One of the central arguments you make in the book is that there is somethi…

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El discordianismo, una religión diferente

anthropologies , June 25th, 2021

Read Time:11 Minute, 48 Second La existencia de religiones satíricas es de sobra conocida: tenemos la religión pastafari, con su fa…


Five Solstice Sites That Aren’t Stonehenge

Anna Goldfield , June 17th, 2021

With the summer solstice approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, the site of Stonehenge is likely to pop up quite a bit on your news feeds. While that particular…


Yoram Bilu on his book, With Us More Than Ever

| , April 19th, 2021

https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=30536 Interview by Yael Assor Yael Assor: The book first came out in Hebrew and was then translated to English. I was wondering why did you decide to…

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The Struggles of a “River People” in Assam

Nimisha Thakur , April 14th, 2021

A member of the Mising, a tribal, Indigenous community in Assam, India, explains how erosion displaced people along the banks of the Brahmaputra River. Nimisha Thakur One night…


Sheena Kalayil discusses her book, Second-Generation South Asian Britons

| , April 12th, 2021

Interview by Kim Fernandes https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498580038/Second-Generation-South-Asian-Britons-Multilingualism-Heritage-Languages-and-Diasporic-Identity Kim Fernandes: In your book,…

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Can the Holy Spirit Be Livestreamed?

Cristina Rocha, Richard Vokes, and Kathleen Openshaw , April 6th, 2021

A pastor reaches out to his global congregants online to emphasize the importance of pandemic lockdowns. Pastor Samuel K Majok—Online Ministry Every Sunday, during her fieldwork, Cristina…


La asimilación cultural disfrazada de inclusión

anthropologies , March 11th, 2021

¿Es el hecho de llevar hiyab o burka en público un atentado contra los Derechos Universales? Así parece afirmarlo un manual de ética contemporánea que he tenido hace…


La paz es un concepto práctico: Ahora es el momento de practicarla, con las mujeres de Afganistán al frente

anthropologies , March 2nd, 2021

El proceso de paz de Afganistán lleva casi dos décadas de intentos fallidos pero el pasado septiembre de 2020 las negociaciones oficiales empezaron entre los Talibanes y el…


Brad Wigger on his book, Invisible Companions

| , March 1st, 2021

Interview with Laura Murry https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=31306 Laura Murry: Please explain the main focus and argument of your book, Invisible Companions: Encounters with Imaginary Fr…

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Sutton Hoo’s Story Goes Deeper Than The Dig

Martin Carver , February 24th, 2021

The Sutton Hoo archaeological site revealed a treasure trove of Anglo-Saxon artifacts, including this iron helmet featuring a flying bird with dragon heads. Gary Todd/Flickr I first saw…


#Book Review: Animal Intimacies

Sanghamitra Padhy , January 28th, 2021

The creative disentanglement of human-animal relationships in Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas by Radhika Govindrajan is an important addition to the multispeci…