A group for discussion of all aspects of the anthropology of religion. Discussion can concern cross-cultural analysis, or specific religions. Any other topic tangentially related to religion is also welcome, including folklore studies, etc.
"I would also recommend this very clear, didactic and useful overview of the anthropology of death (with a preface to the 2nd edition that looks at more recent developments – upto ca. 1990 – in the anthropology of death) :
Nepal is very rich in cultural, linguistic and biological diversties despite its smallness in size. Nepal is supposed to be a paradize for research scholars! In Nepal, anthropology is new discipline, begun in 1970s by the effort of Ernest Gellner.
May at 1st seem banal, but hair as extension of the self; the processes associated with 'doing' hair; its many colours & textures; lengths & locations; its 'natural' and 'non-natural' forms, make hair a fascinating object of anthropological enquirySee More
A forum for anthropologists who did (or intend to) conduct long-term fieldwork in Tibetan societies and Tibeto-Burman language-speaking groups ranging from Nepal (Tamang, Gurung, Limbu, etc.) to Southwest China (Naxi, Mosuo, Yi, etc.).