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Secularisms free pdf At a time when secularism is put forward as the answer to religious fundamentalism and violence, "Secularisms" offers a powerful, multifaceted critique of the narrative equating secularism with modernity, reason, freedom, peace, and progress. Bringing together essays by scholars based in religious studies, gender and sexuality studies, history, science studies, anthropology, and political science, this volume challenges the binary conception of "conservative" religion versus "progressive" secularism. With essays addressing secularism in India, Iran, Turkey, Great Britain, China and the United States, "Secularisms" crucially complicates this dominant narrative by showing that secularism is multiple.How secularism is lived and experienced varies with its national, regional, and religious context. The religious traditions explored in relation to local secularisms range from Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism to Christianity. Several contributors explicitly take up the way feminism has been implicated in the dominant secularization story. Ultimately, by dislodging secularism's connection to the single (and singular) progress narrative, this volume seeks to open spaces for other possible narratives about both secularism and religion - as well as for other possible ways of inhabiting the contemporary world.

About Janet R. Jakobsen

Janet R. Jakobsen is Director of the Center for Research on Women at Barnard College. She is the author of Working Alliances and the Politics of Difference: Diversity and Feminist Ethics and a coeditor of Interventions: Activists and Academics Respond to Violence. Ann Pellegrini is Associate Professor of Performance Studies and Religious Studies at New York University. She is the author of Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race and a coeditor of Queer Theory and the Jewish Question. Jakobsen and Pellegrini are coauthors of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance.

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Author : Janet R. Jakobsen
Publisher : Duke University Press
Data Published : 22 April 2008
ISBN : 0822341492
EAN : 9780822341499
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 405 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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