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This book offers a new account for the emergence of the Hare Krishna movement from the perspective of cognitive science of religion. It focuses especially on the charisma of its founder guru, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda (1896-1997) through the writings of his disciples.
Edited by Masamichi Sasaki, Chuo University, Tokyo
This book is a collection of notable papers from the first six volumes of the journal "Comparative Sociology." Its content represents leading-edge and contemporarily astute analyses in the burgeoning science of comparative sociology, especially relevant to a globalizing world in transition.
S.J.H. Rietjens, Netherlands Defence Academy
Taking a business alliance approach, this book analyses civil-military cooperation processes in Kosovo, Kabul and the Afghan province Baghlan. It identifies the phases in these processes, highlights main factors and proposes a framework for evaluating the quality of civil-military cooperation.
Edited by Masamichi Sasaki, Chuo University, Japan
Elites come in many forms, as reflected by this collection. From overview to comparative studies in diverse contexts, this work is both historical and contemporary, encompassing case studies of elite individuals as well as elites in nations and political environments.
Drawing on social movement theory, this book presents a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of collective action during Guatemala’s democratic transition (1985-1996) and the accompanying impact of social movements on democratisation, focusing on three indigenous peoples’ social movement ...
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Through oral history research in Congo this book studies the reconfiguration of Christian identity during migration. It examines the intersection of contemporary influences upon group expressions of identity. It demonstrates how religious affiliation aids a sense of belonging.
Edited by Stephan Palmié
Until recently, African Americanist scholarship has been dominated by programmatic searches for African origins. This book aims to transcend this research agenda by exploring the ritual and discursive production and reproduction of conceptions of Africa and Africanity in the Americas.
Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s relational concepts of the ‘field’ and ‘habitus’, the book offers an alternative conceptual framework to appreciate the police response to marital violence in the Singapore context.
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