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Public Shrine Forests? Shinto, Immanence, and Discursive Secularization
This article analyzes contemporary Shinto ideology in the light of recent theories on the formation of the category “secular” and on secularization. Drawing on Charles Taylor’s discussion of theExpand
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Review of: Sébastien Penmellen Boret, Japanese Tree Burial: Ecology, Kinship and the Culture of Death
Sebastien Penmellen Boret, Japanese Tree Burial: Ecology, Kinship and the Culture of Death Abingdon: Routledge, 2014. 222 pages. Hardback, $155.00. isbn 978-0-415-51706-5.In recent years, JapaneseExpand
Sacred Heritage in Japan
Introduction : Formations of the Secular in Japan
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Ambiguous Identities: Negotiating Christianity and ‘Japaneseness’
The topic of Christianity in Japan has received considerable scholarly attention. This chapter discusses two case studies; first it looks at the issue of cultural adaptation, and the incorporation ofExpand
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Sacred Forests, Sacred Nation: The Shinto Environmentalist Paradigm and the Rediscovery of Chinju No Mori
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)In June 2014, a unique and unprecedented event took place at the shrines of Ise (Ise Jingu ...), generally considered as the most sacred site inExpand
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Re-Enchantment Restricted
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Strangers in the Sacred Grove: The Changing Meanings of Okinawan Utaki
This article discusses the changing significance of sacred groves (utaki) in contemporary Okinawa. Until recently, utaki were the domain of female ritual practitioners (kaminchu or noro), and menExpand