On the Orientalism of Dana Logan’s Awkward Rituals

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
Marko Geslani Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of South Carolina Columbia, SC USA

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This article assesses the merits of Dana Logan’s Awkward Rituals as a notable anthropological intervention in the study of American religions, one that opens significant converse with Asian ritual traditions, as mediated by colonial history. It suggests that the book presents a genealogically measured theoretical advance to the tradition of ritual studies.

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