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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 403–442.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Talal Asad Abstract This essay is an attempt at thinking through Wittgenstein's philosophy in order to clarify some aspects of what people call “religion.” Central to it is an exploration of the polarity between belief and practice and an attempt to reframe that polarity in terms of the mutually...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 187–232.
Published: 01 August 2021
... to come” for an understanding of his approach to art, history, philosophy, and religion. This philosophy of crystallization, of which there has been little or no mention in Fanonian studies, is also contrasted with and compared to works by the Guinean poet Keita Fodéba and the Iranian critic Ali Shariʿati...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 401–402.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Charles Hirschkind Abstract In the lead essay to this special section, Talal Asad explores some of the avenues opened up by Wittgenstein's work for students of religion. Highlighting some of the philosopher's key insights on the life of language, Asad argues that, instead of taking the opposition...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 April 2019
...). Saba Mahmood secularism religion feminism anthropology ethics photo used with permission of charles hirschkind. photo used with permission of charles hirschkind. This special section collects memorial essays and testimonies on the life, work, and legacy of Saba Mahmood, who died...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 464–470.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Khaled Furani © 2020 Khaled Furani 2020 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Let us suppose that for a long time now, in the modern West, religion has been the name of a certain wound. I am specifically referring...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (1): 5–9.
Published: 01 April 2019
... cartoons for their caricature of Muḥammad, did it follow that she supported censorship and restrictions on free speech? In the case of the secular state, she sought to point out that political states that define themselves as secular often actively engage in distinguishing public from private religions...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 456–463.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Bruce B. Lawrence © 2020 Bruce B. Lawrence 2020 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). I am reading, absorbing, and reflecting on Talal's essay, “Thinking about Religion through Wittgenstein,” in the midst...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 450–455.
Published: 01 December 2020
... need acknowledgment and engagement by academic political theory remains an open question, one that I have explored elsewhere. 3 In this piece, Talal Asad engages in his usual insightful and generous manner with Wittgenstein, but the intuition about religion that he elaborates comes from...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (1): 10–12.
Published: 01 April 2019
... “subjected preexisting religious differences to a new grid of intelligibility,” assigning religion, family, and sex to the private sphere, and confirming the salience of religious identities in the process. 3 The interreligious conflicts so evident in twenty-first century Cairo were, she concluded...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 471–477.
Published: 01 December 2020
... silence. This figure of the “dissolution of language” appears with consistency (if in various guises) across Asad's writings, though perhaps nowhere more so than in his present essay on Wittgenstein and religion. Asad's reading of the philosopher reveals a strong convergence in their two styles of inquiry...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2020
... as complete what was only written in pieces and by chance.” 13 Nancy argues that it is an exscription of finitude as against inscription toward infinity. And this could be applied to Dalits’ disengagement with caste and Brahminism, and their creative exploration with anti-caste religions—specifically...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 530–542.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in the ancient traditions of the religion of Hindostan. That religion is at once a religion of sensualist exuberance, and a religion of self-torturing asceticism ; a religion of the Lingam and of the juggernaut; the religion of the Monk, and of the Bayadere . 14 Moreover, for Marx, “However changing...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 443–449.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Gil Anidjar © 2020 Gil Anidjar 2020 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Man könnte auch sagen: einer denkt, wenn er in bestimmter Weise lernt. —Wittgenstein When speaking of “religions,” one is likely...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 417–444.
Published: 01 December 2021
... reappearing as objects that could only be explained as motivated by religion or morality or violent political extremism. The fatwas as part of broader and longer Islamic and Indian Ocean discursive traditions indexed a form of life that had always posed a challenge to projects of worldmaking—even of the ulama...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (1): 13–22.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Frame: Secularism, Religion, and the Public Sphere (blog). March 3 , 2016 . tif.ssrc.org/2016/03/03/equality-time/ . Fernando Mayanthi L. The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism . Durham : Duke University Press , 2014 . Foucault Michel...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 534–550.
Published: 01 December 2020
... story. Now this didn't fit their narrative, the narrative of terror they began in the media. If I was a traitor to the nation because of my Muslim identity, Anirban was a traitor to his nation, religion, and caste. 13 In the aftermath of this incident, the media continued to fan the flames...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 249–253.
Published: 01 April 2022
.... López's conceptualization of life provides us with a framework that goes beyond mere survival and includes creativity and politics in the specifics of Argentinian history. However, this expanded definition of life does not take into consideration the relevance of religion, which is an important point...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (1): 85–105.
Published: 01 April 2019
... are of course not simply power-neutral knowledges. The NCF, addressing this directly, says: “Community-based identities of gender, caste, class and religion are primary identities but they can also be oppressive and reaffirm social inequalities and hierarchies. School knowledge can also provide a lens through...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 129–138.
Published: 01 April 2022
.... Mogelson, “Reporter's Video” ; Judkis and McCarthy, “Capitol Mob.” 6. See Chidester and Linethal, American Sacred Space , 14–15 . Note also Judith Butler's description of religion's function as “embedded framework . . . and embodied social practice” ( “Is Judaism Zionism?,” 72 ). 7...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 198–211.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of rootedness and history. Reconstituting community means being enlisted in a historical project that diverges from the historical project of capital. Here religion, spirituality, or what I have called the “particular cosmos,” plays an important role. I realized this while teaching on a ship called the SS...