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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 159–188.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Philip Balboni Abstract This essay works to clarify Edward Said’s writings on religion, criticism, and the secular, arguing that this clarification has serious implications not only for Said’s project of “secular criticism” but also for understanding the workings of what he called the “critical...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 217–245.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Mohamad Amer Meziane Abstract This essay examines the effects of the critique of religion on the critique of capital and how the former confines the latter. It asks: What remains of the concepts of alienation or fetishism if they all stem from an anthropology of religion that seems to be criticized...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 1–75.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Ananda Abeysekara Abstract Critiques of the concept of “Protestant Buddhism” claim to tell a different story about the relation between religion and modernity (“Protestantism”) in South Asia. They seek to reconstruct the temporal relation between the past and the present, contesting postcolonial...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 51–86.
Published: 01 June 2021
... distributions. As a result, rather than a weapon in modernity’s endless self-justifying polemics with religion, immanence opens forth trajectories for its destitution and delegitimation. Copyright © 2021 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2021 immanence dispossession nothingness secularism subjection...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 109–124.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Wendy Brown Copyright © 2014 Qui Parle 2014 Is Marx (Capital) Secular? wendy brown Money is the alienated ability of mankind. —Marx, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 Religion is only the illusory sun about which man revolves so long as he does...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 219–229.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Rachel Haejin Lim References Hirschkind Charles . “ Media, Mediation, Religion .” Social Anthropology 19 , no. 1 ( 2011 ): 90 – 97 . Malkki Liisa . “ Refugees and Exile: From ‘Refugee Studies’ to the National Order of Things .” Annual Review of Anthropology 24 ( 1995...
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Qui Parle (2009) 18 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2009
...,” for with it “we must refer to what does not yet exist” as well as to what no longer exists (PL, 4). Between these two vec- tors—that which is no more, and that which is not yet—conversion relates language to religion and religion to language. It is revealed as a work of translation...
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Qui Parle (2009) 17 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Talal Asad Copyright © 2009 Qui Parle 2009 The Idea of an Anthropology of Islam Talal Asad For three decades, Talal Asad’s work on the question of religion, and on the entanglements of this question with the sensibilities of modern life, has steadily overturned dominant...
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Qui Parle (2014) 22 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 December 2014
... in The Elementary Forms of Reli- gious Life (1915), emphasizing that sacred things were set apart in such a way that they became the center of the social whole.1 For Durkheim, religion began when social groups performed rituals as a way of binding together a community; these actions produced a sense...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2021
...William Morgan; Kyra Sutton References Abeysekara Ananda . “ Religious Studies’ Mishandling of Origin and Change: Time, Tradition, and Form of Life in Buddhism .” Cultural Critique 98 , no. 1 ( 2018 ): 22 – 71 . Anidjar Gil . Semites: Race, Religion, Literature...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 195–218.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., failure and fragility, ethnographic conceits and forms of life. Copyright © 2017 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2017 32. Asad, Genealogies of Religion , 13. 33. Included in Clifford and Marcus , Writing Culture , 141–64, and in Asad, Genealogies of Religion , 171–99. 34. Anidjar...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 19–49.
Published: 01 June 2021
... at one and the same time substantially participate in an unfolding sequence (i.e., the chronological) that exceeds it. 20 Life remains that inert matter endowed with historical force expressed through varying kinds of static form. In response, Abeysekara offers Asad’s Genealogies of Religion...
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Qui Parle (2014) 22 (2): 31–56.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., to a spatial periphery, and to a nar- rative of underdevelopment. Max Weber describes “the elimina- tion of magic from the world” as the “great historic process in the development of religion” that “repudiated all magical means to salvation as superstition and sin” and culminated in the “worldly...
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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 December 2013
...- scientifi c rationality succeed in expanding our knowledge of the physical and biological world and in bringing material comfort to everyday life, moderns will remain reluctant to trade religion for science if it means giving up hope of eternal life. The Nietzschean, Freudian, and Heideggerian...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 115–133.
Published: 01 December 2015
...- temporary social and cultural theory— Spinoza represents a well- spring. Even if many seventeenth- century authors refl ected on the imaginary and image- mediated nature of political relationships, particularly in the connection between politics and religion, few did so as thoroughly...
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Qui Parle (2000) 12 (1): 205–208.
Published: 01 June 2000
... (New York: Routledge, 2000). Thomas A. Howard, Religion and the Rise of Historicism: W M. L. de Wette, Jacob Burckhardt, and the Theological Origins of Nineteenth-Century Historical Consciousness (Cambridge: Cambridge University...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (1): 179–202.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Religion: Mourning Secular Futures . New York : Columbia University Press , 2008 . Adcock C. S. The Limits of Tolerance: Indian Secularism and the Politics of Religious Freedom . New York : Oxford University Press , 2014 . Agrama Hussein Ali . Questioning Secularism: Islam...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 225–248.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., Bergson rose above his wartime jingoism in his last work, The Two Sources of Religion and Morality (1935), in which he proposed an intriguing contrast between closed societies that practice closed morality with a static religion and an open society that would practice open morality with a dynamic...
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Qui Parle (2009) 18 (1): 211–212.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Contributors gil anidjar is associate professor in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures and in the Department of Religion at Co- lumbia University. His most recent book is Semites: Race, Religion, Lit- erature (Stanford, 2008). jennifer doyle is associate...
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Qui Parle (2014) 22 (2): 185–186.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., and secularism and religion. His articles on these topics have appeared in many venues, including MLQ, Public Culture, Studies in Romanticism, and ELH. He is co- leader of the “Objects and Environments” seminar at the Center for Cultural Analysis, and he is the author of The Book...