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Co-opting Categories: It’s the Cats’ Meow

By Deeksha Sivakumar Pulivesham (“Tiger Disguise”), a well-known dancing ritual in Southern India, resurfaced in the news forcing me to question what we name ‘religious ritual’ and what we tend to call ‘folk’ or ‘popular’ practices. What is even more … Continue reading

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Vampire Churches, Vampire Images, and “Invented Religions”

[Please Note: This paper was presented at the AAR’s Southeast Regional Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) yearly conference in Atlanta this past weekend, as part of a panel on “Zombies and Zombie Apocalypses.” Over the next week, additional … Continue reading

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