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Battling the Buddha of LoveA Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Jessica Marie Falcone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography explores the controversial plans and practices of the Maitreya Project, as they worked to build the “world's tallest statue” as a multi-million dollar “gift” to India. This effort ... More

Improvisational IslamIndonesian Youth in a Time of Possibility

Improvisational Islam: Indonesian Youth in a Time of Possibility

Nur Amali Ibrahim

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501727856
eISBN:
9781501727870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501727856.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines novel ways of being Muslim, where religious dispositions are achieved through techniques that have little or no precedent in classical Islamic texts or concepts. At the center of ... More

More Than WordsTransforming Script, Agency, and Collective Life in Bali

More Than Words: Transforming Script, Agency, and Collective Life in Bali

Richard Fox

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501725340
eISBN:
9781501725364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501725340.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Grounded in extensive ethnographic and archival research on the Indonesian island of Bali, More Than Words challenges conventional understandings of textuality and writing as they pertain to the ... More

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