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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 71–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Ann Pellegrini This essay examines the role of sincerity in several recent US Supreme Court cases on religious freedom in which plaintiffs successfully sought religious exemptions from otherwise applicable state or federal laws: Hosanna-Tabor , Hobby Lobby , and Holt . Under a religious sincerity...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 101–121.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Brian Larkin This paper examines the role of mediation and circulation in religious movements. Examining the evangelical work of the South African Muslim preacher Ahmed Deedat, it examines how the rise of Deedat in the 1970s and 1980s came about as a Muslim response to the emergence and dominance...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Charles Hirschkind; Brian Larkin In this introduction and special issue we examine the role of contemporary media in the formation of religious communities, in particular when religious subjects, practices, and arguments are structured and enabled by processes of conflict and contestation, and by...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 1–17.
Published: 01 December 2016
...; indeed, at any particular moment their articulation is historically specific and subject to rearticulation. From the religious crucibles for the formation of race in the conquest of the Americas to the pastoral Christian origins of modern racial governmentality; from the colonial wars of high imperialism...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 19–40.
Published: 01 December 2016
...David Theo Goldberg Against the historical background of the transitions between religion and race, of race as the secularization of the religious, this article traces the ways race operates in the conduct of social struggles, wars, and warring in the making and refashioning of racial conception...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... liberal human, the essay also refuses to re-essentialize Chinese otherness as an alternative. At the same time, it traces alternative cosmologies and discourses of Chinese humanism and anti-humanism, informed by Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism, as well as other religious and political traditions. In...
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Social Text (1 June 2012) 30 (2 (111)): 43–74.
Published: 01 June 2012
... race distinguishes between those who compose a society worth defending from those whose interior lives or mentalities count as a threat. Like the color line, this second axis of race has a venerable history as a strategy of power. It finds its origins in religious distinctions between the Christian...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 1–10.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Tomas Matza; Kevin Lewis O’Neill The will sits at the heart of everyday life for billions of people. Religious revival, democratization, and economic restructuring, to name but a few worldwide processes, routinely invoke the will of the people and the will of God while promoting will-full living...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 67–107.
Published: 01 June 2019
... secondary, counterrevolutionary reaction. Working within black (religious) studies, this article considers the sacred as proximately black, where the sacred here signals that frenzied surplus whose sociopoetic force discloses another horizon of existence beyond the terms of order. This practice of a sacral...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Patricia Spyer The paper explores the billboards and murals of Jesus Christ that sprang up and proliferated across Ambon during the religiously inflected conflict that engulfed the Indonesian provincial capital in rampant violence from 1999 until 2002. During the war and since, popular Christian...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 59–78.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., “Luz Divina” (“Divine Light”), is used in religious practice by Marcelo and his followers, who by singing along with the tune and regulating the intake and outtake of breath give rise to the magic-like, yet scientifically explained, somatic reaction of goose bumps. Examining this affective, bodily...
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Social Text (1 December 2008) 26 (4 (97)): 97–105.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., Christianity, and a particular history of origins in Enlightenment Europe. Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini have termed this dominant formation “Christian secularism.” How does “the child” come to function in the gap between “the religious” and “the secular”? This essay pursues these connections via a...
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Published: 01 September 2017
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 67–86.
Published: 01 September 2000
... without dialogue. I feel I am in the midst of a Jerry Springer show. The voice coming out of me cannot rise above the din. I find myself in the midst of it all helpless. . . . The cacophony gives way to a scene of religious fervor. Memories of my...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 105–121.
Published: 01 September 2000
... transnational ethnic, religious, and cultural diasporas, together with global information, production, and consumption networks, make a mockery of claims of national dis- tinction and sovereignty. Some caution that while once immigrants assimilated into the...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2000
... often leery of any appeal to things religious. Part of the reason for this skepticism is that the religion/secularism opposition is fun- damentally implicated in claims about reason. Specifically, secularism rep- resents the Enlightenment reason that overcomes...
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Social Text (1 December 2000) 18 (4 (65)): 55–82.
Published: 01 December 2000
... attempt to think through the question of women’s position Rajeswari in relation to the state and to religious communities, a position that is Sunder Rajan invariably played out as a conflict between the exercise of women’s citi- zenship rights and the claims of the...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 123–136.
Published: 01 September 2000
... scientific knowledge and religious faith but rather on recognizing both positions as theories. Framed in this light, the problem for the board was clear: here are two theories as to the origins of life on earth; on what grounds can one legitimately and fairly choose one...
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Social Text (1 March 2001) 19 (1 (66)): 19–44.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., featuring Kantian projectors, World Bank economists, and religious universalists. For every James Clif- ford, Homi Bhabha, or Bruce Robbins, each of whom insists on the care- ful reconstruction of cosmopolitanism as an efficacious (but always pro- visional...
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Social Text (1 December 2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 251–274.
Published: 01 December 2005
... This list is not just another example of an extreme ideology of an evan- gelical religious fringe. The FRC has substantial clout in the GOP (it was started during the Reagan years, with many prominent members of the Republican...