Decolonizing the Study of Religion

  title={Decolonizing the Study of Religion},
  author={Malory Nye},
  journal={Open Library of Humanities},
  • Malory Nye
  • Published 14 June 2019
  • History
  • Open Library of Humanities
As with many other subject areas within the humanities, the contemporary study of religion is the product of European colonial history and remains firmly embedded in what Anibal Quijano (2007) described as the ‘colonial matrix of power’. This article explores questions about how to respond to these structures of history — in particular what the concept of ‘decolonization’ may mean and how it may be applied within the context of the study of religion. Such decolonization should be approached as… 

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