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Everyday ReligionObserving Modern Religious Lives$
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Nancy T. Ammerman

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305418

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.001.0001

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 Embodied Practices: Negotiation and Resistance

 Embodied Practices: Negotiation and Resistance

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(p.187) 11 Embodied Practices: Negotiation and Resistance
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Everyday Religion
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Meredith McGuire

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.003.0011

Eschewing the notion that people’s spirituality and their bodily materiality are in binary opposition, this chapter examines how people engage their material bodies in their religious and spiritual practices. Rather than looking at the practices of religious institutions, it asks: What might we see differently if we focused on the ordinary, everyday embodied practices by which people, individually and collectively, literally live their religions? Bodies (e.g., senses, postures, gestures, and voices) are at the very core of individual religious experience, as well as at the center of shared religious expression and community. Examples of specific embodied practices in gardening and dancing suggest how many contemporary patterns of lived religion involve embodied practices.

Keywords:   spirituality, materiality, spiritual practices, embodied, lived religion, religious experience, community

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