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History of the Present (2017) 7 (2): 219–241.
Published: 01 October 2017
... to a secularized Protestantism and, doing so, made them deviants in the eyes oftheir countrymen.But these extremities ofdevotion were also racializing, which helps us begin to explain why the Mormons were figured again and again in the nineteenth century as "Mohammedan; "Muslim; and, most pervasively, as Indian...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 241–269.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Philip Balboni; Henry Clements Abstract This article seeks to clarify how scholarship in postcolonial studies and new ontology (the “ontological turn”) has construed the problem of modernity as a problem of translation. Drawing on resources from the field of secular studies, it suggests...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 101–121.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... Kairanawi and other scholar-activists brought with them a panoply of anti-colonial and modernist ideas—secular and religious, reformist and revolutionary. Exposing the centrality of migrant scholars to the social, intellectual, and political fabrics of Arabian and South Asian lifeworlds reveals another...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 192–218.
Published: 01 October 2023
... with community, secularity, solidarity, and freedom. The focus here is on the basic theoretical scaffolding for understanding how the university has historically addressed the claims of community. The groundwork for such theoretical reflections is provided by the current policy conjuncture in Indian higher...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 155–182.
Published: 01 October 2022
... Therapy—electric shock treatment became a technology of conversion and, more precisely, of sexual differentiation and spiritual cultivation. Tien’s is a disturbing example of how the regulation of sexuality and gender as private matters serves as resource and spur to secular demands to proprietize...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (2): 139–174.
Published: 01 October 2017
... with the regulation of sexuality and gender as private matters. As has been pointed out in previous studies ofthe secular, this trend was longstanding within Western modernity.16 With the 145 Polymer Love advent ofpsychographic marketing and itsparticularization ofdemographic aggregates,long...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 148–168.
Published: 01 October 2012
... Bruno Bauer writing in the early nineteenth century, for example, Jewish emancipation (citizenship) could come only when Jews renounced (freed themselves from)Judaism as a pub­ lic identity. Religion was antithetical to the putative universalism of the secular state, and for that reason, he added...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., whereas one can live without sex.Even ifFreud's libidinalappropriationdisavows any Christian affiliations and steadfastly proclaims its secular status,5 it nonetheless continues to propagate its psychic seeds in the libidinal field that Augus­ tinefirst plowed, as Freud's veryfirstuse oftheterm libido...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (2): 175–196.
Published: 01 October 2017
... it unthinkable. My thinking about these questions occurs in conversation with other scholars working on the relationships among secularity, sex, and religion. I take both religion and sexuality-as categories ofhuman experience and activity-to be precipitates ofmodernity. Alongside other theoristsofsecularism, I...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (2): 197–218.
Published: 01 October 2017
... the courts as the process is extra-judicial: it does not require legal authorization, religious or secular. From the perspective of the state, talaq-ul-ba'in appears to present a problem for precisely the same reasons that it can be useful for lay Mus­ lims who mutually consent to divorce: it is extra...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 84–100.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of societies in imperial Ethiopia. But in practice Ethiopia offers an example of “Christian secularism,” where Christian morality frames major legal discourses based on which sexual lives are regulated (Jakobsen and Pellegrini). As part of the longstanding complementarity of church and state in Ethiopia...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and gathers.Indeed, religio stems from religare, an intensified form ofthe same root, legere. But religion binds differently than modern secular law does. This is true not because religious law substitutes a divine sovereign for a worldly one, but rather because it creates a distinct type of bond. Modern secular law...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (1): 97–113.
Published: 01 April 2014
... the significant concepts ofthe modern state, ofwhich sovereignty is the most basic and determinative, are in reality "secularized theological categories"-secularized, in Schmitt's rendering, less in theWeberian register of unbelief or disenchantment than in the sense of a persistent theological signature...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (2): 119–139.
Published: 01 October 2013
... secular republic. On the other hand, the history of the republic has not been peaceful for many Alevi communities. It has been strikingly violent, perpetuating rather than preventing the political vulnerability ofAlevis.23 Ifsecular national citizenship is commonly touted byAlevis today as a necessary...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 April 2015
... ofimperial administration, Orienta/ism's critique oftraditional, Western philology would be hard, though crucial, to discern. After all, it was philology's seemingly secular stress on human history that would permit it to render the discourse of Orientalism a dehumanizing form of humanism. "What...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 253–278.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Muṣṭafā . Al-Bayyināt fī al-dīn wa-l-ijtimāʿ wa-l-tārīkh , vol. 1 . Cairo : al-Maṭbaʿa al-Salafiyya , 1926 . Mahmood Saba . “ Secularism, Hermeneutics, and Empire: The Politics of Islamic Reformation .” Public Culture 18 , no. 2 ( 2006 ): 323 – 47 . Malcolm Noel . Useful...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 184–199.
Published: 01 October 2012
... of neocolonialist and assimilationist projects behind the deception of the new missionary expeditions that are presented as philanthropic-or rather, as "philogynist:' Furthermore, no­ tions such as "enlightened fundamentalism" and "secular humanism" have suggested that the legacies of secularism...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (2): 217–232.
Published: 01 October 2019
... ancient and universal than that ofthe nation- state. Ifwe want to grasp the element ofnovelty in the practice ofsanctuaries, we must pay attention to the placement ofthis experience beyond the bi­ nary opposition ofreligion/secularism. This is an important displacement, especially since secularism has...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 October 2023
... headscarf she switches from being a settler woman to looking like a bass player in a rock band. Sarah laughs and, as I heard repeatedly in the outpost, says that she “doesn’t believe in the divisions between ‘being religious’ and ‘being secular.’” She pauses for a moment to lick the hand-rolled cigarette...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 52–70.
Published: 01 April 2012
... ofIslamic texts and the rejection ofany Islamic teaching in the name ofeither secularism or democracy. There is, within Islamic teaching, a ground for the recognition and political consideration ofdifference. In proposing to rethink ikhtilt1f, I intend to make explicit the conditions that must occur...