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Heritage and the Sacred

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Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief

Volume 9, Number 3, September 2013

The theme for the latest issue of Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief  is ‘Heritage and the Sacred’. The articles include:

  • Heritage and the Sacred: Introduction (Birgit Meyer and Marleen de Witte)
  • Bed and Throne: The “Museumification” of the Living Quarters of a Candomblé Priestess (Maria Paula Adinolfi and Mattijs van de Port)
  • Shapes of “Culture” and the Sacred Surplus: Heritage Formation and Pentecostal Conversion among the Patax? Indians in Brazil (André Bakker)
  • Mediality and Materiality in Religious Performance: Religion as Heritage in Mauritius (Patrick Eisenlohr)
  • Sacred Objects into State Symbols: The Material Culture of Chieftaincy in the Making of a National Political Heritage in Ghana (Kodjo Senah)
  • African Story of Creation: Heritage Formation at Freedom Park, South Africa (Duane Jethro)
  • Spirits and the Ever-Changing Heritage (Anna Karlström)
  • Spirits Outside Heritage (David Berliner)
  • Toward a critical heritage studies (Ciraj Rassool)
  • Stonehenge Today (Loraine Knowles)

Read the articles online (if you do not have access to the journal via your institution, you can sign up for the website’s free trial).

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