The aim of anpere is to offer a flexible and
relevant channel for researches as well as lay people interested in questions
pertaining to the anthropology of religion. Common to all articles published
here is their anthropological perspectives on religion. This means that the
articles focus upon how religious individuals and groups relate to their
religion and religious practice, and how outsiders understand this. Religious
thoughts, practices and artefacts thus constitute the points of departure for
the later contextualization, which appears in the analysis of the empirical
The material on anpere is divided into three
In the perspectives section you will find articles about contemporary
religious phenomena and the reactions towards them. Although many perspectives
articles are not too firmly attached to the regular scholarly ideals, you will
also find more scholarly ponderings here. The aim of this section is to provide
insightful assessments of everyday events, written by specialists in their area.
In the articles section, the reader will find lengthier and more
traditional scholarly articles about any kind of religious life. All articles here adhere to
the ideals of scholarship as commonly understood in the humanities and social
reviews deal with almost anything that in one way or another focus upon
religious life and piety, be that books, web sites, movies, journals or art
anpere do not stick to the traditional way
of publishing, as it will publish as soon as any text is ready to meet the
public. This means that we may publish three articles a day or three articles
per month, depending on the quality and quantity of the articles received.
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Of course, anpere is not affiliated with any
political party or specific religion, and as such the journal has no normative
religious value. Furthermore, anpere is not
oficially connected to any university or college.
Please note that the opinions aired in the articles and reviews at
anpere do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors.
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© André Möller och Pierre Wiktorin.
About the editors:
Pierre Wiktorin defended his Ph.D.-thesis De villkorligt frigivna:
relationen mellan munkar och lekfolk i ett samtida Thailand (Released on
Probation: The Relation Between Monks and Lay People in a Contemporary Thailand)
at Lund University, Sweden, in 2005. His primary research are contemporary thai
society and religion, dharmatourism and the Harry Potter literature.
André Möller defended his Ph.D.-thesis Ramadan in Java: The Joy and Jihad of
Ritual Fasting at Lund University, Sweden, in 2005. His primary reserach
interest is contemporary Islam in Indonesia, and apart from this he also pays
special attention to the Indonesian language. See also his