UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Introduction for special section Crossing religious and ethnographic boundaries:the case for comparative reflection

Maqsood, A; Fesenmyer, L; Liberatore, G; (2020) Introduction for special section Crossing religious and ethnographic boundaries:the case for comparative reflection. Social Anthropology , 28 (2) pp. 386-401. 10.1111/1469-8676.12779. Green open access

[thumbnail of Maqsood_Introduction for special section Crossing religious and ethnographic boundaries.The case for comparative reflection_AAM.pdf]
Preview
Text
Maqsood_Introduction for special section Crossing religious and ethnographic boundaries.The case for comparative reflection_AAM.pdf - Accepted Version

Download (775kB) | Preview

Abstract

This introduction to the special issue traces the development history of the sub‐disciplines of the anthropologies of Christianity and Islam to suggest that these ‘monistic’ tendencies have obscured exploration and theorisation of inter‐religious coexistence and encounters for people’s lives and the societies in which they live. These sub‐disciplinary boundaries have further led to an unintended ‘provincialisation’ of both geographical spaces and theoretical debates, and stalled the development of a theoretically robust anthropology of religion. This special issue argues for the value of comparative work on multi‐religious encounters within particular contexts, as well as of thinking comparatively on a global scale, as a way to generate new questions and considerations in how we study religion. The final section offers a short overview of the contributions to the special issue.

Type: Article
Title: Introduction for special section Crossing religious and ethnographic boundaries:the case for comparative reflection
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/1469-8676.12779
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-8676.12779
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10087981
Downloads since deposit
115Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item