Mind and Body in Early China: Beyond Orientalism and the Myth of Holism by Edward Slingerland

Title: Mind and Body in Early China: Beyond Orientalism and the Myth of Holism Author: Edward Slingerland Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Release Date: December 21, 2018 Pages: 400 Mind and Body in Early China critiques Orientalist accounts of early China as the radical, “holistic” other. The idea that the early Chinese held […]

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Passages and Afterworlds: Anthropological Perspectives on Death in the Caribbean by Maarit Forde and Yanique Hume (eds.)

Title: Passages and Afterworlds: Anthropological Perspectives on Death in the Caribbean Author: Maarit Forde, Yanique Hume (editors) Genre: History Publisher: Religious Cultures of African Release Date: December 14, 2018 Pages: 312 The contributors to Passages and Afterworlds explore death and mortuary rituals across the Caribbean, showing how racial, cultural and class differences have been deployed […]

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The Fetish Revisited: Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People Make by J. Lorand Matory

Title: The Fetish Revisited Author: J. Lorand Matory Genre: Africa Release Date: October 5, 2018 Pages: 392 J. Lorand Matory casts an Afro-Atlantic eye on European social theory to show how Marx’s and Freud’s conceptions of the fetish illuminate and misrepresent the nature of Africa’s gods while demonstrating that Afro-Atlantic gods have their own social […]

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