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Dr. Magnus Echtler

Echtler_Magnus Dr. Magnus Echtler
Echtler_Magnus


Religious Studies


Academic Degrees

  • 2008 Doctorate: Social Anthropology, University of Bayreuth


Professional Background

  • 2014 – 2017: Research Associate, DFG research project "Sacred space in Durban, South Africa"
  • 2005 – 2014: Research Fellow, Department of Religions Studies, University of Bayreuth
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Religious Studies


Regional Focus:

  • South Africa
  • Zanzibar

Research Topics:

  • religions in Africa
  • religious research in cultural studies
  • theories of ritual and practice
  • religion and territory, power, art, emotion, and transgression
  • ethnographic methods
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Religious Studies


Selected publications

2017

Echtler, Magnus
Pissing the sacred : Schlingensief's African Opera Village as a fundraising heterotopia
Art of Wagnis : Christoph Schlingensief's Crossing of Wagner and Africa
Wien : Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2017. - page 134-150

2016

Bourdieu in Africa : Exploring the Dynamics of Religious Fields
publ: Echtler, Magnus; Ukah, Asonzeh
Leiden : Brill, 2016. - XII, 274 page . - (Studies of Religion in Africa; 44)
doi:10.1163/9789004307568 ...

Echtler, Magnus; Ukah, Asonzeh
Introduction : Exploring the dynamics of religious fields in Africa
Bourdieu in Africa : Exploring the Dynamics of Religious Fields
Leiden : Brill, 2016. - page 1-32 . - (Studies of Religion in Africa; 44)
doi:10.1163/9789004307568_002 ...

Echtler, Magnus
Shembe is the way : The Nazareth Baptist Church in the religious field and in academic discours ...
Bourdieu in Africa : Exploring the Dynamics of Religious Fields
Leiden : Brill, 2016. - page 236-266 . - (Studies of Religion in Africa; 44)
doi:10.1163/9789004307568_011 ...

2014

Echtler, Magnus
Rituale und Kognition : Zum Nutzen des kognitiven Erklärungsmodells von Harvey Whitehouse für d ...
in Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft volume 22 (2014) issue 1. - page 66-97
doi:10.1515/zfr-2014-0004 ...

Echtler, Magnus
Scottish Warriors in KwaZulu-Natal : Cultural Hermeneutics of the Scottish Dance (Isikoshi) in ...
Africa in Scotland, Scotland in Africa : Historical Legacies and Contemporary Hybridities
Leiden : Brill, 2014. - page 326-348 . - (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies; 14)
doi:10.1163/9789004276901_017 ...

2013

Alternative Voices : A Plurality Approach for Religious Studies
publ: Adogame, Afe; Echtler, Magnus; Freiberger, Oliver
Göttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013. - 347 page . - (Critical Studies in Religion : Religionswissenschaft; 4)
doi:10.13109/9783666540172 ...

Adogame, Afe; Echtler, Magnus; Freiberger, Oliver
Introduction
Alternative Voices : A Plurality Approach for Religious Studies
Göttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013. - page 9-18 . - (Critical Studies in Religion : Religionswissenschaft; 4)
doi:10.13109/9783666540172.9 ...

2012

Echtler, Magnus
"The clitoris is indeed your sweet" : Negotiating gender roles in the ritual setting of the Swa ...
Negotiating Rites
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012. - page 59-80 . - (Oxford Ritual Studies)

2010

Echtler, Magnus
A real mass worship they will never forget : Rituals and cognition in the Nazareth Baptist Chur ...
Body, Performance, Agency, and Experience
Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz, 2010. - page 371-397 . - (Ritual Dynamics and the Science of Ritual; 2)

2009

Echtler, Magnus; Ukah, Asonzeh Franklin-Kennedy
Born-again witches and videos in Nigeria
Global Pentecostalism : encounters with other religious traditions
London : Tauris Verlag, 2009. - page 73-92 . - (Studies on Inter-religious Relations; 45)

2008

Echtler, Magnus
Changing rituals : The New Year's festival in Makunduchi, Zanzibar, since colonial times
2008
(dissertation, , )

Adogame, Afe; Echtler, Magnus; Vierke, Ulf
Introduction
Unpacking the New : Critical Perspectives on Cultural Syncretization in Africa and Beyond
Münster : LIT, 2008. - page 1-23 . - (Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung; 36)

Adogame, Afe; Echtler, Magnus; Vierke, Ulf
Unpacking the New : Critical Perspectives on Cultural Syncretization in Africa and Beyond
Münster : LIT, 2008. - 373 page . - (Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung; 36)

2006

Echtler, Magnus
The recent changes of the New Year's festival in Makunduchi, Zanzibar : a reinterpretation
The Global Worlds of the Swahili : Interfaces of Islam, Identity and Space in 19th and 20th-Century East Africa
Hamburg : LIT-Verlag, 2006. - page 131-160 . - (Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung; 26)

Echtler, Magnus
They bewitched the generator : State power and religious authority at the New Year's festival i ...
Exercising Power : The Role of Religions in Concord and Conflict
Stockholm : Almquist & Wiksell, 2006. - page 51-68 . - (Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis; 19)

1999

Echtler, Magnus
Die Wittfogel-Hypothese und das Problem der politischen Organisation im alten Hawaii
Bayreuth, 1999. - 134 page
((magister) thesis, , )

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Dr. Magnus Echtler

University of Bayreuth

Department of Religious Studies

95440 Bayreuth

Phone: +49 179 626 99 67
E-mail: magnus.echtler@uni-bayreuth.de
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