Volume 92, #4

Fall 2019

Institutions, Infrastructures, and Religious Sociality

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Volume 92, #4 • Fall 2019



Institutions, Infrastructures, and Religious Sociality


Introduced by Courtney Handman & Minna Opas |  Institutions, Infrastructures, and Religious Sociality: The Difference Denominations Make in Global Christianity

Courtney Handman |  A Few Grass Huts: Denominational Ambivalence and Infrastructural Form in Colonial New Guinea

Scott MacLochlainn  |  Of Congregations and Corporations: Schism, Transcendence, and the Religious Incorporate in the Philippines

Minna Opas  |  Keeping Boundaries in Motion: Christian Denominationalism and Sociality in Amazonia

Jessica Hardin  |  “It’s Almost Like Paying for Praying”: Giving Critiques and the Discursive Management of Denominational Difference

Joseph Webster  |  Denominations as (Theological) Institutions: An Afterword



Faris A. Khan  |  Institutionalizing an Ambiguous Category: “Khwaja Sira” Activism, the State, and Sex/Gender Regulation in Pakistan

Jelena Golubović  |  “One Day I Will Tell This to My Daughter”: Serb Women, Silence, and the Politics of Victimhood in Sarajevo

Seçil Daǧtaș  |  Diary or Notebook: Secular Morality and the Gendered Ambiguities of Legal Personhood in an Istanbul Family Courthouse

Rihan Yeh  |  Narrative Flight: Comics, Cartels, and Crowds Across 40 Years of Crisis in Mexico



Anna J. Willow  |  Dominic Boyer’s and Cymene Howe’s Wind and Power in the Anthropocene

Waqas H. Butt   |  Maura Finkelstein’s The Archive of Loss: Lively Ruination in Mill Land Mumbai

Heike Becker   |  Kerry Ryan Chance’s Living Politics in South Africa’s Urban Shacklands

Christopher Dole   |  Sherine Hamdy and Coleman Nye’s Lissa: A Story About Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution

Kathryn Lofton   |  James S. Bielo’s Ark Encounter: The Making of a Creationist Theme Park

Susan C. Bourque   |  Florence E. Babb’s Women’s Place in the Andes: Engaging Decolonial Feminist Anthropology

Gabby M.H. Yearwood   |  Lyndon K. Gill’s Erotic Islands: Art and Activism in the Queer Caribbean

Idalina Baptista   |  Gökçe Günel’s Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change, and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi

Matthew DeMaio   |  Hiba Bou Akar’s For the War Yet to Come: Planning Beirut’s Frontiers

Daria Trentini   |  Devaka Premawardhana’s Faith in Flux: Pentecostalism and Mobility in Rural Mozambique