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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 71–98.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Anand Vivek Taneja Abstract In a time of dominant Hindu nationalism and rising Islamophobia in India, Urdu poetry is the medium in which an alternative political theology finds popular articulation, questioning the “normative horizon” of the nation-state. The political theology being articulated...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 453–463.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Adam Kotsko Adam Kotsko analyzes the current political conjuncture in the United States through the lens of political theology, which he understands as fundamentally a study of systems of legitimacy. From this perspective, the neoliberal order is not merely an economic or political order but also...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 365–366.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Press. Wisse, Ruth R. 2013. No Joke: Making Jewish Humor . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Žižek, Slavoj, Eric L. Santner, and Kenneth Reinhard. 2013. The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology . Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2014 Amar, Paul. 2013...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 599–601.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of Freud and Fundamentalism (forthcoming). His next book, The Perils of the One, is a critique of political theology. Alex Jeffrey is a lecturer in political geography in the School of Geography, Poli- tics, and Sociology at Newcastle University. His research and publications focus...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 437–445.
Published: 01 September 2008
... 1. Carl Schmitt, Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty, trans. George Schwab (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1985), 36. 438 teleology by secularists of all kinds, secularization remains unfinished. This is its...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (3 (92)): 449–452.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of the neoliberal social order. The global financial crisis brought into sharp relief the contours of a political theology that animates power relations. In Kotsko’s words, “The goal of the neoliberal order has never been to keep the state out of markets, but to keep it hard at work creating, sustaining...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 267–305.
Published: 01 May 2008
...- sider like Chávez and the kind of Pentecostal spirituality that concerns me here. Armed with a new constitution and informed by a virulently totalizing Bolivarian political theology, the Chávez regime seeks to make tabula rasa of every existing circumstance while founding anew all aspects...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 465–482.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Claude . 2006 . “ The Permanence of the Theologico-Political? ” In Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-secular World , ed. de Vries Hent Sullivan Lawrence E. , 148 – 87 . New York : Fordham University Press . Leonard Tom . 2011 . “ The 9/11 Victims America Wants...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2022
...). They substantiate a political claim to transnational mobility as part of the “internationalism of the vulnerable” (49). In “‘Hindustan Is a Dream’: Urdu Poetry and the Political Theology of Intimacy,” Anand Vivek Taneja brings us to protests in the wake of the December 2019 passage of the Indian Citizenship...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 35–40.
Published: 01 January 2021
... hydra. A society of security promises to do more than eliminate the unknown. It promises to gather the certainties not only now, but always. It is the governing of every possible mode of arrival. The telos of such an ambition is a familiar one. We've seen this political theology before. Today, however...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (1 (75)): 161–183.
Published: 01 January 2015
... . Kantorowicz Ernst H. 1997 [1957] . The King’s Two Bodies: A Study in Mediaeval Political Theology . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Kraidy Marwan M. 2006 . “ Governance and Hypermedia in Saudi Arabia .” In “ Command Lines: The Emergence of Governance in Global Cyberspace...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (1): 47–76.
Published: 01 January 2009
... University Press. ———. 1991 . Imagined communities: Reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism . Rev. ed. London: Verso. Asad, Talal. 2006 . Trying to understand French secularism. In Political theologies: Public religions in a post-secular world , edited by Hent de Vries and Lawrence E...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (2): 431–448.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of a political theology, nor was it confessional in nature.27 Rather, like the epony- mous horse, it was meant to be a “vehicle” for the Reader, a vehicle to “effect a 25. HS, 59, 61. 26. Shruti Kapila, “Self, Spencer, and Swaraj: Nationalist Thought and Critiques of Liberalism, 1890 – 1920...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2016
... confine itself to preaching the Bible and be neutral with regard to political life. Barth’s neutrality counseled the church’s cooperation with communist authorities in Central Europe, a politics (based on a theology) that Niebuhr believed irresponsible. In the end, notwithstanding his denunciation of its...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 221–237.
Published: 01 May 2021
...-developed . Hegel Georg Wilhelm Friedrich . 1977 . Phenomenology of Spirit , translated by Miller A. V. . Oxford : Clarendon Press . Kourouma Ahmadou . 2000 . Allah n'est pas obligé . Paris : Éditions du Seuil . Schmitt Carl . 1985 . Political Theology: Four...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 233–237.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., the suggestion was that theology should not be confused with politics, no more than God with Caesar. But what if we read this speech simul- taneously as theology and as politics? After all, there is no reason not to take Benedict XVI as seriously...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (2): 323–346.
Published: 01 May 2003
....: Rutgers University Press. ———. [1922] 1985 . Political theology: Four chapters on the concept of sovereignty . Cambridge: MIT Press. Sewell, William, Jr. 1996 . Three temporalities: Toward an eventful sociology. In The historic turn in the human sciences , edited by Terrence J. McDonald. Ann...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 381–405.
Published: 01 May 2007
... notes that the exercise of sovereign or executive power attains something of a miraculous or religious character within the state of exception. This is the definition of “political theology”: law comes down like a force of nature or an act of god (Schmitt 2004: xiv). It is only a quasi-divine...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 395–421.
Published: 01 May 2008
... in the process of totemism as examined in anthropology. 38. A political theology that is by no means confined to Christianity. 39. J. Derrida, “ ‘Eating Well,’ or the Calculation of the Subject,” in Points: Interviews 1974 –  1994, ed...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 431–441.
Published: 01 September 2023
... provides a lens on the changing forms of authority undergirding these spaces. Read genealogically, the concession explains how a medieval European legal device developed within the frameworks of secularized political theology became a tool for extraction under the hegemony of capitalism. So conceived...