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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Religion and violence

Jonathan Benthall and Jonathan Benthall.

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

March 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 3258 words.

This Chapter reflects on the alleged special association between religion in general and violence – an association rebutted by both authors under review, David Martin (in Religion and...

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Ghosts of Emberá past

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos.

in Exoticisation Undressed

July 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10594 words.

The chapter examines the accounts of two early twentieth century authors, Verrill (1921) and Marsh (1934), who provided us with detailed—idealising but also stereotyping—descriptions of...

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