By John Monaghan, Peter Just
"If you need to comprehend what anthropology is, examine what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: a really brief advent. This attractive assessment of the sector combines an available account of a few of the discipline's guiding rules and method with ample examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work.
Peter simply and John Monaghan start by means of discussing anthropology's most vital contributions to fashionable notion: its research of tradition as a distinctively human attribute, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its method of fieldwork and ethnography. Drawing on examples from their very own fieldwork in Indonesia and Mesoamerica, they study particular ways that social and cultural anthropology have complex our figuring out of human society and tradition. together with an evaluate of anthropology's current place, and a glance ahead to its most probably destiny, Social and Cultural Anthropology will make attention-grabbing interpreting for an individual keen on this social technological know-how.
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Der Auftritt von Muslimen im öffentlichen Raum, ed. N. Göle and L. Ammann. Bielefeld: Transcript. Habermas, J. 2005. Zwischen Naturalismus und Religion. Philosophische Aufsätze. Frankfurt/ Main: Suhrkamp. Halm, D. 2008. Der Islam als Diskursfeld. Bilder des Islams in Deutschland. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag. de: An Empirical Perspective on Religious Affiliation… 29 Hausendorf, H. 2006. Diskurs- und Konversationsanalyse: Untersuchung politischer Kommunikation am Beispiel der Kommunikation von Zugehörigkeit.
Despite or because of the fact that Muslims have been only a tiny minority (though precise data are not available, it can be safely assumed that at no time in history did the Muslim population of the GDL exceed 100,000) of the citizenry of the GDL, they enjoyed almost all rights and freedoms that their Christian fellow citizens did. Though over time Lithuanian Tatars lost their mother tongue, they retained their religion and survived as a distinct ethno-cultural yet well integrated group. Today the Lithuanian state recognizes Islam (albeit only in its Sunni Hanafi rite) as one of the nine traditional confessions in Lithuania (Parliament 1995).
Lt forum, the ways religious knowledge has been and in fact continues (in the recent avatars of the forum) to be built and sought among Lithuanian converts to Islam, especially on an intracommunal basis. Furthermore, as sharing of knowledge inevitably involves those giving and receiving it, it is sought to expose nascent internal authority structures and hierarchies within this “online community”. In a direct relation to this, the contents (nature and quality) of the (often “negotiated”) religious knowledge is also addressed in the chapter.
Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by John Monaghan, Peter Just