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Public Culture (1995) 8 (1): 11–39.
Published: 01 January 1995
...Partha Chatterjee Copyright © 1995 by The University of Chicago 1995 Religious Minorities and the Secular State: Reflections on an Indian Impasse Partha Chatterjee There has...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 281–300.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Charles Taylor Duke University Press 2006 S E C U L A R I S M : G E N E A L O G I E S A N D P O L I T I C S Religious Mobilizations Charles Taylor For those who see secularism as part of modernity, and...
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Public Culture (1989) 2 (1): 100–105.
Published: 01 January 1989
... Politics of Religious and Literary Inspiration Peter van der Veer Department of Anthropology University of Utrecht The publication of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses is clearly a major political-literary event. In India, it was banned by the Finance Minis- ter; in Iran, the Guide of...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 245–268.
Published: 01 May 2018
... refuses to identify as religious, a second wants to be protected as a religious minority, and a third wants to be analogized to religion without actually being called religious . Relying on extensive fieldwork among these and other nonbeliever organizations, this article contextualizes each lawsuit and...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 577–599.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Erica Robles-Anderson Within the past half century a style of worship known as “megachurch” has radically transformed the religious landscape. Characterized by spectacular largesse, megachurches reimagine the material culture of Christianity by blending audio, visual, and communications...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 483–508.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Neoliberal multiculturalism is made through its dynamic religious elements; the Christian secular is a primary technology for revising and reproducing race. The NCCHR is a staging ground for the religious history of racial capitalism, incarnate not only in the parochial past it attempts to vanquish but also...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 17–26.
Published: 01 January 2017
... break from the “Black Church,” specifically, black literature and protest politics in the present moment are not as far removed from the traditions of Afro-Protestantism as they are thought to be. Recognizing the degree to which racial and religious discourses are mutually constitutive, this essay calls...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 418–432.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., not so much out of strict religious or ideological convictions, but because he offers them a story and a path to realize an ideal of citizenship and manhood, in contrast to a cosmopolitanism that devalues them. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Turkey military democracy...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 457–480.
Published: 01 September 2017
... what it suggested about anti-Semitism, it may ultimately have been most problematic for what it implied about “Frenchness.” This article argues that the campaign’s polysemy and ambiguity destabilized religious and national differences presumed to be self-evident in contemporary France. In doing so, it...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 261–273.
Published: 01 May 2019
... difference and claim instead their right to indifference. Some call for indifference from the state, others call for indifference to the state. The author asks: Is there a way to achieve religious equality without addressing the state? Or might indifference entail communal withdrawal, abandoning the ideal of...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 367–392.
Published: 01 September 2018
... often become the domain of the religious right. The article asks how this has happened, and whether human rights—widely accused of a retreat into technicalities at the expense of intense conviction—has lost anything along the way. In doing so, the article treats conscience as a historically embedded and...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 355–361.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Joel Isaac Susanne Langer’s Philosophy in a New Key (1942) is the most famous book you’ve never heard of. It has had a remarkable career: a big seller on the mass paperback market of the post–World War II decades; a key text in musicology, aesthetics, religious studies, and anthropology; a founding...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Robert B. Horwitz Reinhold Niebuhr, the liberal Protestant theologian, occupied a prominent position in American public life during the middle decades of the twentieth century. A pillar of the post – World War II establishment, Niebuhr lent religious legitimation to American foreign policy during...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 419–448.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Anya Bernstein This article looks at recent Russian lawsuits accusing artists and curators of “inciting religious hatred.” It seeks to explain the reasons behind these controversies by considering the respective scopic regimes informing several exhibits and subsequent trials from 1998 to 2010. One...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 333–361.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Western stereotypes about Muslims, on the one hand, and, on the other, to transmit as “preachers by proxy” correct and relevant religious knowledge to viewers when, at times, the Arab preachers they subtitle fail to do so. Translators feel authorized to contest through subtitles both external...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 461–465.
Published: 01 September 2008
... “Is Critique Secu- lar?” opened up to reflection and that I alluded to in my earlier riposte. Calls for the embrace (or, for that matter, the rejection) of secularism are often premised on a putative opposition between secular and religious worldviews, wherein each is defined as a necessary and...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 May 2006
... of the ascendance of global religious politics, urgent calls for the reinstatement of secularism have reached a crescendo that cannot be ignored. The most obvious target of these strident calls is Islam, particularly those practices and discourses within Islam that are suspected of fostering...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 447–452.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the rise of religious politics globally) have intensified what was once only a latent schism between religious and secular worldviews. It is com- mon to hear voices from all sides of the political spectrum posit an incommensu- rable...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 351–352.
Published: 01 September 2018
... religious right and expanding its reach. Kate Nash pivots from Kelly’s discussion of intellectual history into an analysis of film. Nash argues that the feature-length films shown at human rights film festivals inspire a kind of self-work that helps support a human rights culture. Ruben Andersson moves...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (3): 413–414.
Published: 01 September 2007
... between consumerism and the solemn single-mindedness that is routinely invoked by nationalist and religious zealots. Frosh discusses the tension between consumerism as a form of adhesion to national interest and as a rupture in the very framing of the common good in the face of a chronic state of...