Reviewed by Henri Gooren (Oakland University). This fine ethnography begins with a murder. “They shot him, they shot El Títere. El Títere is dead”. Children are shouting and running; soon a crowd forms near the shirtless corpse of a young man who was “barely twenty”
Reviewed by Anna Strhan (University of Kent). How do people engage with questions about the good and how we ought to live in everyday social encounters? What role do particular moral logics play in the constitution of human subjects, and how, when and where does the formation of ethical subjectivities happen?
Reviewed by Nofit Itzhak (University of California, San Diego). While conducting fieldwork for her dissertation project among contemporary witches in Britain, Tanya Luhrmann woke up one morning to the startling vision of six druids standing against the window of her London apartment
Reviewed by Brian Howell (Wheaton College). Beautiful islands of beaches, colorful and fascinating cultures, and delicious tropical cuisine, it is no wonder the economies of the tiny island nations of the Caribbean have become dominated by tourism in their postcolonial history.
Reviewed by James S. Bielo (Miami University). Eight young men gather on a Sao Paulo rooftop – surveying the city’s sprawling jumble of ramshackle houses, the periferia – writing rhymes and composing gospel raps. A congregation is divided as they hear and see a samba band perform
Reviewed by Joel Robbins (Department of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego). Paul Gifford is one of the most knowledgeable and prolific scholars of Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa. He has written both surveys on general topics, such as the public role of Christian churches in Africa, and monographs focused on specific countries
Reviewed by Naomi Haynes (University of Edinburgh). Reviewed by Naomi Haynes (University of Edinburgh)
As part of the ongoing expansion of AnthroCyBib, we aim to engage work that is not self-consciously focused on the anthropology of Christianity. It goes without saying that such work often has something to say to the sub-discipline
Reviewed by Steve Hu (University of California, Santa Barbara). The explosive growth of global Christianity in the last century is nowhere more evident than in China where approximately 67 million Christians, roughly 5 percent of the total Chinese population, claim affiliation to Christianity (Pew Forum Report, Global Christianities: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World Christian Population, 2011)
Reviewed by Waqas Butt (University of California, San Diego). In The Saint in the Banyan Tree: Christianity and Caste Society in India, David Mosse traces Christianity’s complex interactions with caste society in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu over the course of 400 years.