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Nine Nights of Power
Nine Nights of Power (June 2021)
Durgā, Dolls, and Darbārs
Ute Hüsken - Editor
Vasudha Narayanan - Editor
Astrid Zotter - Editor

 
 
The Science of Satyug
The Science of Satyug (March 2021)
Class, Charisma, and Vedic Revivalism in the All World Gayatri Pariwar
Daniel Heifetz - Author

The first in-depth study of the All World Gayatri Pariwar, a modern Indian religious movement.

The All World Gayatri Pariwar is a modern religious movement that enjoys wide popularity in North India, particularly among the many STEM workers who joined after becoming disillusioned with their lucrative but unfulfilling private-sector careers. Founded in the mid-twentieth century, the...(Read More)
 
 
Urban Migrants in Rural Japan
Urban Migrants in Rural Japan (February 2020)
Between Agency and Anomie in a Post-growth Society
Susanne Klien - Author

Offers an in-depth ethnography of paradigm shifts in the lifestyles and values of youth in post-growth Japan.

Urban Migrants in Rural Japan provides a fresh perspective on theoretical notions of rurality and emerging modes of working and living in post-growth Japan. By exploring narratives and trajectories of individuals who relocate from urban to rural areas and seek new m...(Read More)
 
 
Teacher Education Reform as Political Theater
Teacher Education Reform as Political Theater (October 2019)
Russian Policy Dramas
Elena Aydarova - Author

An ethnography of Russian teacher education reforms as scripted performances of political theater.

Around the world, countries undertake teacher education reforms in response to international norms and assessments. Russia has been no exception. Elena Aydarova develops a unique theatrical framework to tell the story of a small group of reformers who enacted a major reform to modernize teacher education in Russia. Based on scrip...(Read More)
 
 
The Spiritual Transformation of Jews Who Become Orthodox
The Spiritual Transformation of Jews Who Become Orthodox (May 2019)
Roberta G. Sands - Author

A psychological study, based on extensive interview data, of Jewish adults who take on a devout lifestyle.

Spiritual transformation is the process of changing one’s beliefs, values, attitudes, and everyday behaviors related to a transcendent experience or higher power. Jewish adults who adopt Orthodoxy provide a clear example of spiritual transformation within a religious context. With little prior exposure to traditional pract...(Read More)
 
 
The Future of (Post)Socialism
The Future of (Post)Socialism (November 2018)
Eastern European Perspectives
John Frederick Bailyn - Editor
Dijana Jelača - Editor
Danijela Lugarić - Editor

Explores the current and future trajectories of the paradigm of postsocialism.

If socialism did not end as abruptly as is sometimes perceived, what remnants of it linger today and will continue to linger? Moreover, if postsocialism is an umbrella term for the uncertain times of various transitions that followed in socialism’s wake, how might the “post” be rendered complicated by the notion that the unfinished b...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Journeys in India
Religious Journeys in India (September 2018)
Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers
Andrea Marion Pinkney - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

Explores how religious travel in India is transforming religious identities and self-constructions.

In an increasingly global world where convenient modes of travel have opened the door to international and intraregional tourism and brought together people from different religious and ethnic communities, religious journeying in India has become the site of evolving and often parad...(Read More)
 
 
Nine Nights of the Goddess
Nine Nights of the Goddess (August 2018)
The Navaratri Festival in South Asia
Caleb Simmons - Editor
Moumita Sen - Editor
Hillary Rodrigues - Editor

Explores the contemporary nature and the diverse narratives, rituals, and performances of the Navarātri festival.

Nine Nights of the Goddess explores the festival of Navarātri—alternatively called Navarātra, Mahānavamī, Durgā Pūjā, Dasarā, and/or Dassain—which lasts for nine nights and ends with a celebration called Vijayadaśamī, or “the tenth (day) ...(Read More)
 
 
Cambodian Buddhism in the United States
Cambodian Buddhism in the United States (September 2017)
Carol A. Mortland - Author

The first comprehensive anthropological description of the Khmer Buddhism practiced by Cambodian refugees in the United States over the past four decades.

Cambodian Buddhism in the United States is the first comprehensive anthropological study of Khmer Buddhism as practiced by Khmer refugees in the United States. Based on research conducted at Khmer temples and sites throughout the country over a period of three and a ha...(Read More)
 
 
Undervalued Dissent
Undervalued Dissent (December 2016)
Informal Workers' Politics in India
Manjusha Nair - Author

HONORABLE MENTION - 2018 Global Division Book Award, presented by the Global Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems

Uses two case studies to demonstrate how neoliberal reforms in India have de-democratized labor politics.

Honorable Mention, 2018 Global Division Book Award presented by the Global Division of the Society ...(Read More)
 
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