FOOD, SEX AND STRANGERS
Understanding Religion as Everyday Life

GRAHAM HARVEY
224pp 2013 LIST PRICE: £24.99 (P) P670

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Religion is integral to many people's relationship with the wider world, an aspect of their dwelling among other beings -- both human and other-than-human -- and something manifested in the everyday world of eating food, having sex and fearing strangers. Drawing on studies of contemporary religions, especially among indigenous peoples, this book argues that religion serves to maintain and enhance human relationships in and with the larger-than-human world. Fundamentally, religion is best seen when people engage in intimate acts with themselves and others; when it is about practices rather than belief.