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Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity
Opening with the provocative query "what might an anthropology of the secular look like?" this book explores the concepts, practices, and political formations of secularism, with emphasis on theExpand
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Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam
Part 1 Genealogies: the construction of religion as an anthropological category toward a genealogy of the concept of ritual. Part 2 Archaisms: pain and truth in medieval Christian ritual onExpand
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The idea of an anthropology of Islam
На протяжении десятилетий Талал Асад, в данное время занимающий должность профессора антропологии в Городском университете Нью-Йорка, в своих работах о религии и её взаимосвязи с острыми вопросамиExpand
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The Construction of Religion as an Anthropological Category
In much nineteenth-century evolutionary thought, religion was considered to be an early human condition from which modern law, science, and politics emerged and became detached. In this century mostExpand
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Trying to Understand French Secularism
In modern society there is typically a multiplicity of religious beliefs and identities, and—so we are told—they can be held together only by a formal separation between religious belonging andExpand
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Anthropology & the colonial encounter
The papers in this book analyze and document ways in which anthropological thinking and practice have been affected by British colonialism. They approach this topic from different points of view andExpand
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British Social Anthropology
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Anthropology and the Analysis of Ideology
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On Suicide Bombing
When the World Trade Center in New York was attacked, a torrent of words poured out of the Western media to explain what had motivated this terrible act and to interpret its world historic meaning.Expand
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