The Appropriation of Religion in Southeast Asia and Beyond

- Appropriation of Religion in Southeast Asia and Beyond

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The Appropriation of Religion in Southeast Asia and Beyond
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Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
03-08-2018
Sprog:
Engelsk
Udgave:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017.
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This volume investigates various processes by which world religions become localized, as well as how local traditions in Southeast Asia and Melanesia become universalized. In the name of modernity and progress, the contemporary Southeast Asian states tend to press their populations to have a 'religion,' claiming that their local, indigenous practices and traditions do not constitute religion. Authors analyze this 'religionization,' addressing how local people appropriate religion as a category to define some of their practices as differentiated from others, whether they want to have a religion or are constrained to demonstrate that they profess one. Thus, 'religion' is what is regarded as such by these local actors, which might not correspond to what counts as religion for the observer. Furthermore, local actors do not always concur regarding what their religion is about, as religion is a contested issue. In consequence, each of the case studies in this volume purposes to elucidate what gets identified and legitimized as 'religion', by whom, for what purpose, and under what political conditions.

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Udgivelsesdato:
03-08-2018
ISBN13:
9783319858609
Vægt:
394 g
Dybde:
16 mm
Bredde:
148 mm
Højde:
210 mm
Format:
Paperback
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Bibliotekernes beskrivelse This volume investigates various processes by which world religions become localized, as well as how local traditions in Southeast Asia and Melanesia become universalized. 1 Paperback / softback 11 Tables, color; 10 Illustrations, color; 2 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 285 p. 12 illus., 10 illus. in color.

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