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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 139–168.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Michael Cobb Duke University Press 2005 Cursing Time: Race and Religious Rhetoric in Light in August Michael Cobb Time, the spaces of light and dark, had long since lost their...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 67–86.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., purportedly representing “true” religion and “politicized” religion, and the mapping of this division onto the religious tenet of tolerance and its political exhaustion, respectively, and questions the explanatory value of this narrative. It examines the concept and genealogy of “tolerance” with a view to...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 191–222.
Published: 01 February 2013
... for legitimizing violence against religious groups, especially Muslims, has opened up fundamental questions regarding the future of queer emancipatory politics. While supportive of the urgency of critiquing the complicities of Western queer politics in neoliberal, imperial discourses, I am troubled by...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 253–272.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Willa Murphy The rapid secularization of Ireland, accelerated by recent affluence and scandal, has led to the vanishing of Devotional Revolution-styled Catholicism, leaving a religious vacuum. The boom in New Age spirituality, both outside and inside the church, can be understood as a response to...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 39–62.
Published: 01 May 2011
... dynasty or the avarice of foreign aggressors. In the course of the same argument, he springs to the defense of Buddhism, myth, and religious observances, arguing that those members of the gentry who, presenting themselves as enlightened members of a modern intelligentsia, attack Buddhism as superstition...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
... seminars were well attended by professors and businessmen, lawyers and doctors, politicians and activists, leading economists and journalists, and many others, including judges and religious figures. All of the participants engaged in open dialogue, responding to what were at times direct challenges with...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 111–141.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Anustup Basu This essay is a wide-ranging inquiry into an early and consistent monotheistic impulse in Hindu nationalist discourses and identity formation since the late nineteenth century. It argues that the consolidation of a pan-Indian Hindu demographic and religious identity, cutting across a...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 153–160.
Published: 01 May 2015
... these translations reflect the religious and intellectual life of their communities? Griffith draws carefully supported conclusions on these subjects based on his expertise as a historian of Middle Eastern Christian communities before and after the spread of Islam. Book Reviewed: Griffith Sidney H...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 1–17.
Published: 01 August 2015
... modernity” renounce the most fundamental assumptions of modernity as we have known it—from universalism, democracy, human rights, secularism, equal rights for all regardless of race, class, gender, religious affinity, and so on, all the way to its temporalities and spatialities—as Eurocentric impositions on...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2018
... dependence on foreign powers and international capital that followed, poses hard questions about the nature of twenty-first-century Irish society that the country’s political, economic, religious, intellectual, and cultural leaders have still seriously to address. Foreword...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 31–62.
Published: 01 November 2019
... that “Swift lasts.” Beginning with Said’s 1982 polemic against the church of high theory, “Opponents, Audiences, Constituencies, Community,” what follows demonstrates how Swift’s libertine wit, in its daring reconciliation of the human imagination with religious devotion and perhaps even divine power...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Melinda Cooper This article questions the culturalist and civilizational taxonomies of postsecular theory by redirecting attention toward the practical consequences of public theology in the realm of neoliberal welfare reform. Tracing the simultaneous rise of faith-based welfare and the religious...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 83–135.
Published: 01 February 2013
... repository of truths hidden from rational subjectivity and belying the foundations of the liberal state. Such claims rest on highly disputable theories of secularization that selectively sample the past and themselves simplify the interrelationships between profane reason and religious lifeworlds that have...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 223–243.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Dimitris Krallis The debate on blasphemy generated by the publication of the Muhammad cartoons and the attendant conversation on the posited injury experienced by the offended religious subject has recently touched the world of Byzantium. The present essay takes on an elegant recent postsecularist...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 245–262.
Published: 01 February 2013
... essay weighs both Said’s militant commitment, finding it more complex than it appears, and the critiques of Said and secularism by such figures as Talal Asad and Gil Anidjar. Accusing the latter thinkers of a religious essentialism on the embarrassing model of Samuel Huntington’s clash of civilizations...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 149–170.
Published: 01 May 2007
... principles of liberal democracy? I realize that putting things this way might lead to misunderstandings. Now, I am not saying that democratic polities should not be characterized by a distinction between the political and religious spheres. Nor am I saying that these two spheres should be brought...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 February 2013
... 2 / Spring 2013 as alibi or occasion for these ways of thinking as well as constituting their object of study. We wanted to see not only what kinds of questions were being asked about this supposed return—more or less organized religious formations in our times—but also, perhaps more...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2004
... simplistic and unexamined gestures of renunciation of Enlighten- ment thought and its legacies as forms of internal and external domination. This recognition of the need to declare oneself for secularism appears now, in light of the escalating forms of religious politics and violence that have come to...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Heine’s work as a project deeply steeped in the problems of secularization. But Heine’s project sets itself apart from other discourses of secular- ism. Against the impasse of the alternative of either forsaking all religious intentions for a modern atheism or invoking some religious authenticity...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 1–46.
Published: 01 August 2004
... The debate around secularism, and what constitutes secular prac- tice both intellectually and politically, is one of the most significant sites in postcolonial theory. Given the contemporary political climate of postcolonial societies, as religious fundamentalism becomes more and more entrenched...