Religion in Disputes. Pervasiveness of religious normativity in disputing processes
Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann, Martin Ramstedt, Bertram Turner (eds.)
New York, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
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Religion manifests in an array of disputes in different geographical contexts. Here, the contributors examine such questions through case studies from Europe, the United States, Israel, Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. The conflicts range from those involving religious authorities to disputes in non-religious contexts in which actors nevertheless invoke religious rhetoric and repertoires and disputes in settings that at first sight have nothing to do with classical disputing processes, such as rituals and crisis pregnancy centers. The analyses are grounded in extensive ethnographical and historiographical research and show how different dimensions of the religious may enter into, transform, affect, and be affected by the course and outcome of dispute processes at different moments of their unfolding.