iNtergraph:
journal of dialogic anthropology


Welcome to volume 4, issue 1 of iNtergraph.
This issue is edited by Andrew Dawson.

iNtergraph is an experimental journal dedicated to exploring the use of new communication technologies (NCTs) in fostering a more open-ended and critically engaged anthropology which transcends disciplinary boundaries, the boundaries between the academy and the interested public, and the boundaries between researcher and researched. The title, iNtergraph, calls attention both to the 'in-between' space of ethnographic encounters and to the emergent and processual quality of anthropological knowledge, defining features of the internet itself. iNtergraph was launched in 1998 and ran for several years. It was one of the very earliest anthropology on-line journals and one of the most successful. It was re-launched as a fully peer-reviewed journal in 2008.

Inside this issue: New Ethnographies of Religion

Recent years have brought something in a renaissance in the anthropology of religion. This special issue of the iNtergraph reflects some of the diversity in new research on religion with papers considering the decline (Methodism in Britain) of religion, the workings of religion in social and institutional life (the prison system in Britain), new forms of religious reinvention (Islam and neoliberalism in Turkey) and contestation (secular monuments in Bosnia). Finally, it concludes with an innovative paper that, rather than treating religion solely as an object of study, seeks to explore the relationships between religious and anthropological practice.