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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 (2020) 29 (1): 179–202.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Rajbir Singh Judge A review of Julia Stephens , Governing Islam: Law, Empire, and Secularism in Modern South Asia ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2018 ); Brinkley Messick , Sharīʿa Scripts: A Historical Anthropology ( New York : Columbia University Press , 2018...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 51–86.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Alex Dubilet Abstract This essay proposes to rethink the conceptual associations that bind immanence to the secular and oppose it to (divine) transcendence. It asks: What if immanence is divorced from the conceptual opposition between the world and its openings to (divine) other(s), between...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (2): 367–386.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in Edward Said’s secular criticism between filiative and affiliative social bonds. Copyright © 2021 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2021 Dubravka Ugrešić exile post-Yugoslav literature Edward Said affiliation True genesis is not at the beginning but at the end, and it starts to begin only when...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 217–245.
Published: 01 December 2020
... if the anthropological concept of religion that supported it collapses. It is therefore impossible to maintain the critique of capital as it is while refusing the critique of religion that lies at its foundation. Karl Marx secular reason secular critique critique of religion socialism All the prominent...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 179–206.
Published: 01 December 2016
... To speak of the secular is to speak of the world. Or, more precisely, it is to speak of the age of the world, which for Christianity marked a time between the Christ’s advent and return, and which for the secular modern came to mark a time in which “religion” would be superseded. However one goes...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2021
..., anthropology, religion and secularism studies, philosophy, and critical race theory via the figure of the network and the ever-contentious frame of belief in order to ask not only what it means to live in a networked world but also, perhaps more important, what it means to believe that we live in one...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 195–218.
Published: 01 June 2017
... within new frames of reference (replacing one interpretive category with another). 6 As he says here, he is not interested in “proposing paradigms.” Rather than declare a theory of state or capital, of religion or even of secularism, Asad works to understand the grammar of concepts, forms of life...
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Qui Parle (2014) 22 (2): 31–56.
Published: 01 December 2014
... drug- and “prostitute-riddled past.”3 As an Anglo- American category, moral turpitude enfolds residual religious ideas about the body, character, and conduct with secular understandings of sex, race, and citizen- ship. At the borders of these categories, as well...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 1–75.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... This general model of the self, which is essential to Scott’s argument that religious and secular asceticisms are not that different, ignores how shifting grammar makes possible distinctions between what is modern and what is religious. Such grammar is not reducible to a model story from the past...
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Qui Parle (2014) 22 (2): 1–30.
Published: 01 December 2014
...,” and consequently our own experience becomes the object of our attention.5 This is a mental attitude available at least since Augustine, Taylor tells us, though it is not widely distributed until the early modern period. Such re- fl exivity is often central to stories of secularization, for it gives...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 19–49.
Published: 01 June 2021
... in its colonies) not only works through secularity” but also “requires that belief be taken as the essence of religiosity.” 1 Belief as the sign for the effectivity of the sovereign legal apparatus extends in like manner to anthropological renditions of ritual. It is the invisible, connective tissue...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 3–34.
Published: 01 June 2014
... capitalism, state sovereignty, and the conceits of Western liberal secularism? And fi nally, as queried above, what happens to sovereignty at the hour of neoliberalism’s ascendance? Looming behind these questions and their various iterations in the dossier is the problem of the status of the state...
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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...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 573–586.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and the restoration of secular politics (a threat that had remained since the Islamic revolution of 1979). Ghamari-Tabrizi suggests that had we embodied a critical humility toward these events and embraced their singular forces (rather than defining them within a limited binary frame), their outcomes might have been...
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Qui Parle (2009) 18 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2009
... left behind what Charles Taylor has recently—not to men- tion, strangely—termed “the secular age.”25 But it hardly brings us “back” to any prior mode of existence, to some ideal or authen- tic “religion.” The phrase alerts us rather to different translations, different conversions, ideally making...
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Qui Parle (2006) 16 (1): 117–143.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., provided it is secular, giving asylum to women fleeing "gender total- itarianism," and restoring U.S. aid for the United Nations family planning program. She qualifies her recommendations by saying, "I am not expecting these measures alone to incite a feminist insur- gency...
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Qui Parle (2009) 17 (2): 197–198.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Copyright © 2009 Qui Parle 2009 Contributors talal asad is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the City Univer- sity of New York Graduate Center. He works on questions of religion and secularism in modernity. Major publications include On Suicide Bombing; Formations...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 189–210.
Published: 01 June 2019
... and the fantastical expectations of the perpetual life-to-come; with a pain that unfolds in the evental rhythms of the everyday and appears in the secular here precisely to forewarn of the “painful chastisement” ( ʿadhāb alīm ) that awaits ungrateful souls in the eschatological there . The Qurʾan announces...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 283–285.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., Jonathan Vanantwerpen, and Craig Calhoun, eds. Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age. Cambridge: Harvard Uni- versity Press, 2010. Young, Dean. The Art of Recklessness: Poetry as Assertive Force and Contradiction. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2010. ...