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Grand schemes and everyday lives

In this video, you will learn more about the conceptual framework of grand schemes and everyday lives, and see how it applies to the Philippines case.

In this video, dr Kim Knibbe gives more background on the ways ‘grand schemes’, such as world religions, interact with local contexts, and how they may be appropriated and modified by various actors.


  • Schielke, Joska Samuli, and Liza Debevec. Ordinary Lives and Grand Schemes: An Anthropology of Everyday Religion Berghahn Books, 2012.
  • Knibbe, Kim, and Helena Kupari. “Theorizing Lived Religion: Introduction.” Journal of Contemporary Religion 35, no. 2 (Routledge 2020): 157–76.
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