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Religion and Space : Perspectives from African Experiences

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Debele, Serawit Bekele ; Arthur, Justice Anquandah ; Sarre, Johanna ; Kerata, Chacha Babere ; Ahmed, Azza Mustafa Babikir ; Nur Mohammed, Bakheit M. ; Donsomsakulkij, Weeraya ; Tofa, Eliot ; Bonkat, Lohna ; Issaka-Toure, Fulera:
Religion and Space : Perspectives from African Experiences.
ed.: Debele, Serawit Bekele ; Arthur, Justice Anquandah
Bayreuth : Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Bayreuth , 2016 . - XIII, 130 p. - (Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers ; 15 )

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This sixth edition of BIGSASworks! brings together papers on diverse empirical and theoretical perspectives on religion and space from disciplines including religious studies, anthropology, islamic studies, theology, political science and literature. The articles give insight into the myriad ways by which religion impinges on secular spaces, on how religion shapes the making and perception of spaces and on how space is important in understanding the religious. The discussions in each article suggest that there are developments in Africa that need more scholarly attention and a closer investigation.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Additional notes: BIGSASworks!
Keywords: Sacred Space; Secular Space; Sacred Places; Kenyan Nubians; Kibera; (Ethnic) identity; Ethnicity; Belonging; Home; Religion and Politics; Kenya; Prophecies and Elections; Sacred History; Islamisation of Knowledge; Islamic Tourism; Qur’anic Schools; Learning; Social Organisation; Zakes Nda; The Whale Caller; Posthumanism; Agential Realism; Judeo-Christian thought; African Religious Traditions; Intercultural Theology; Religion in Southern Africa; Marketplace; Religious Space; Routinisation; Market Women; Economic Activities; Social Capital; Media; Mediation; African Pentecostalism; Charismatic spirituality; Sacred and profane
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions > Central research institutes > Institute of African Studies - IAS
Graduate Schools > BIGSAS
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Research Institutions > Central research institutes
Graduate Schools
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 200 Religion
200 Religion > 230 Christianity and Christian theology
200 Religion > 290 Other religions
300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
800 Literature > 800 Literature, rhetoric, criticism
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2016 22:00
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2023 09:38