A collection of classic and contemporary ethnographic explorations of Catholicism, by anthropologists and religious studies scholars. The book approaches Catholicism through a variety topics and across a wide range of geographical settings. Includes material whose theme is ‘religion’, as well as contributions that expand on Catholicism’s intersection with politics and economics, secularism and modernity, sex and gender, kinship and heritage, and technologies of mediation.
Keywords: Roman Catholicism, Anthropology of Catholicism, Catholic Church, Anthropology of Religion, Christianity, Conversion, Political theology, Marian Shrine, Pilgrimage, Religious Institution, Religion
|Print publication date: 2017||Print ISBN-13: 9780520288423|
|Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017||DOI:10.1525/california/9780520288423.001.0001|