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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Joseph Blankholm This article bridges the gap between the study of religion-making secularism and the study of secular people by analyzing three recent lawsuits filed by secular activists in the United States. Each suit asks the courts to understand nonbelievers in a different way: one group...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 301–321.
Published: 01 May 2006
... the potential to connect various religious and nonreligious adherents, for, “if the true believer is a simulacrum of himself, in what relation does the nonbeliever stand to her- self?” Do not nontheists “harbor truant moments of forgetful faith that belie the steadfastness we present to...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (3): 629–641.
Published: 01 September 2002
... translate its protocols into a juridical order that can be imposed on believers and nonbelievers alike. Thus Islam operates as a formal technology of governance, as a figure of sover- eignty, and as a fabric of subjects.7...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 577–599.
Published: 01 September 2012
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 57–73.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., reimposed jizyah (a tax on nonbelievers), and adopted a puritanical lifestyle dictated by the sharia.7 So tyrannical was his rule that the Hindu population rose in rebellion, creating a crisis that ultimately led to the collapse of the empire...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 507–529.
Published: 01 September 2010
... civilization to whose legacy one feels the heir.”31 The tacit assumption is that the reconciliation of “believers and nonbelievers” in secular Christianity must leave out Muslims (and even Jews, for that matter), on account of the absence of mosques and synagogues in the French landscape — ­and thus keep...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 419–448.
Published: 01 September 2014
... over these exhibits appear to be based not exclusively on one’s status as a religious believer or an atheist — some nonbelievers also considered the exhibit to be transgressive, while some Orthodox claimed that God ultimately does not care about such offenses — but on conflicting interpretations of and...