Call for Book Proposals: Contemporary Anthropology of Religion

Palgrave Macmillan
Sponsored by the Society for the Anthropology of Religion

Edited by:

Don Seeman, Emory University (
Tulasi Srinivas, Emerson College (

Editorial Advisory Board:

Thomas J. Csordas, University of California, San Diego
Robert Desjarlais, Sarah Lawrence College
Marla Frederick, Harvard University
Webb Keane, University of Michigan
Amira Mittermaier, University of Toronto
Robert Orsi, Northwestern University
Michael Puett, Harvard University

Contemporary Anthropology of Religion is proudly sponsored by the Society for the Anthropology of Religion. We seek proposals for ethnographic monographs and edited volumes that contribute broadly to the anthropological study of religious experience, cultures and practice. To this end, we are especially keen for manuscripts that combine vivid ethnography with strong and innovative theoretical orientations. Examples might include new approaches to ritual theory and practice; explorations of religious (inter)subjectivities; ethnographies of vernacular religion and modes of secularity; and ethnographies that challenge the boundaries between text, cosmology and social practice.

The study of religion has always been central to the discipline of anthropology, and it is our hope that Contemporary Anthropology of Religion will serve as a central venue for vibrant and thoughtful debate and analysis within our field. At the same time, we are eager to promote works that bring the anthropology of religion into sustained and robust conversation with allied fields such as medical and psychological anthropology, theology, neuroscience, culture studies, and the history of religions.

Authors are encouraged to correspond with the editors before submitting chapters or proposals for review.