Reviewed by Amy E. Fisher (University of Toronto). Jason Hackworth’s Faith Based: Religious Neoliberalism and the Politics of Welfare in the United States seeks to unravel the “synergies and tensions” (vii) between neoliberals and evangelical conservatives who are ostensibly different and yet mutually engaged in the project of minimizing and opposing the American welfare state.
Reviewed by Rebekka King (Middle Tennessee State University). David R. Swartz has invited you to party. At first glance, the party appears to be a disparate group: the well-dressed Republican senator Mark Hatfield is engaged in a deep conversation with scraggly haired Jim Wallis.
Reviewed by Anna I. Corwin (UCLA). In 2010, Candy Gunther Brown and her research team published a compelling and controversial article in Southern Medical Journal arguing that proximate intercessory prayer, performed in their study by Pentecostals in Mozambique
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 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
Barber, Daniel Colucciello. 2011. On Diaspora: Christianity, Religion, and Secularity. Eugene, Or. : Cascade Books. By: Jon Bialecki (University of …