Retheorizing Religion in Nepal / Edition 1

Retheorizing Religion in Nepal / Edition 1

by G. Grieve
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403974349

ISBN-13: 9781403974341

Pub. Date: 10/27/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

Retheorizing Religion in Nepal is an engaging and thought-provoking study of Religion in South Asia, with important insights for the study of religion and culture more broadly conceived. Grieve uses ethnographic material as well as poststructuralist and postcolonialist approaches to critique and expand religious studies as a discipline.

Overview

Retheorizing Religion in Nepal is an engaging and thought-provoking study of Religion in South Asia, with important insights for the study of religion and culture more broadly conceived. Grieve uses ethnographic material as well as poststructuralist and postcolonialist approaches to critique and expand religious studies as a discipline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403974341
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
10/27/2006
Series:
Religion/Culture/Critique Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Preparing the Materials: Prolegomenon for a Study of Prosaic Religion Part I: Tradition, Modernity, and the Challenge of Prosaic Hinduism Framing the Study: Theorizing the Histories of Tradition in Bhaktapur, Nepal Laying Down the Grid: Cosmology and the Place of Tradition in Bhaktapur, Nepal Part II: Prosaic Religion and the Construction of Lived Worlds Sketching the Central Point: Cadastral God-Images and the Politics of Scriptural Mediation Illustrating Samsara: Religious 'Recipes' for Making a Prosaic Lived World Performing Prosaic Tantra: Jhinjan Minjan Danigu's Animating Affect and Social Critique of Religious Experience Bringing a Forged Mandala to Life: The Cow Procession and the Improvisation of Cadastral Generative Matrixes Conclusion: Interrupted by Ornament: Looking Back at Prosaic Religion in Bhaktapur, Nepal

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