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"The Politics of Ownership: State, Governance and the Status Quo in the Anastasis (Holy Sepulchre)"

Bowman, Glenn W. (2014) "The Politics of Ownership: State, Governance and the Status Quo in the Anastasis (Holy Sepulchre)". In: Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites. Columbia University Press, New York, pp. 202-240. ISBN 978-0-231-16994-3. E-ISBN 978-0-231-53806-0. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Recent discussions of shared holy places naturalize situations of either antagonistic dispute or syncretistic mixing. Although each respectively recognizes more or less extended periods of sharing or of conflict, there seems in each formulation to be an underlying logic—either temporal or spatial—of “antagonistic tolerance” or of “syncretistic sharing.” This essay, partially ethnographic and partially historical, focuses on the Holy Sepulchre or Church of the Anastasis (resurrection, in Greek), the “mother church” of Christianity, in an attempt to shift the analytic logic away from the identities of communities that cohabit sites toward institutions that attempt to own, or at least control, those sites. A multitude of Christian sects claim the Anastasis as their own, but such claims are always mediated through structures of state power, and these shape choreographies of conflict or of sharing.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: G. Bowman
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 18:53 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45118 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bowman, Glenn W.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6521-4363
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