Geographies of Postsecularity

  title={Geographies of Postsecularity},
  author={Paul Cloke and Christopher Baker and Callum Sutherland and Andrew J Williams},
This book explores the hopeful possibility that emerging geographies of postsecularity are able to contribute significantly to the understanding of how common life may be shared, and how caring for the common goods of social justice, well-being, equality, solidarity and respect for difference may be imagined and practiced. Drawing on recent geographic theory to recalibrate ideas of the postsecular public sphere, the authors develop the case for postsecularity as a condition of being that is… 
Reflexive secularization? Concepts, processes and antagonisms of postsecularity
This article deals with the concepts, processes, and antagonisms that are associated with the notion of postsecularity. In light of this article’s expanded interpretation of José Casanova on the
Reconstituting the neoliberal subjectivity of migrants: Christian theo-ethics and migrant workers in Shenzhen, China
ABSTRACT This paper examines the connections between the neoliberal governance of migrants and Christian theo-ethics. Although regulating migrant labourers has been explored as one of the primary
Distinctive or Professionalised? Understanding the Postsecular in Faith-Based Responses to Trafficking, Forced Labour and Slavery in the UK
This article examines the intersection of religious faith and the ‘fight against modern slavery’ in the UK, as yet unexplored in sociological literature. Analysis of faith-based organisations’
‘Keeping Faith’: An Exploration of Welsh Muslim Identity
ABSTRACT This article contributes to research about Muslim communities in Wales by exploring some of the ways in which Muslims identify with Wales and have brought their faith and traditions into
Lived religion under neoliberal transition: work/leisure and migrant workers in Shenzhen, China
ABSTRACT This article explores the formation of lived religiosity in the context of neoliberal transformation in Shenzhen, China. The concept of lived religion has been increasingly employed by
Living an ethical ‘Muslim lifestyle’ within and beyond neoliberal governmentalities: discourse and practice of a youth-led British Muslim charity
ABSTRACT In the early 2010s the then Conservative-led coalition UK government implemented its ‘Big Society’ agenda for the neoliberal renegotiation of the relationship between the state, civil
Religion and space in colonial South America: a technology of geo-political rule and terrestrial-spatial subjectivity in the Jesuit missions of the Banda Oriental
ABSTRACT Based on a genealogical analysis of documentary evidence, this paper explores the comprehensive technology of geo-political rule that was applied in the missions established and governed by
Enacting critical community development through anti-gentrification policy advocacy
Following Newman and Goetz’s call for ‘a critical turn in community development practice and research’ and Fursova’s call for ‘community development as a critical practice aimed at advancing the


Retheorizing the Postsecular Present: Embodiment, Spatial Transcendence, and Challenges to Authenticity Among Young Christians in Glasgow, Scotland
This article explores and extends the geographies of postsecular theory. Despite growing claims of secularization, religion continues to be a highly public and rapidly diversifying issue, and of
The Civilizational, Spatial, and Sexual Powers of the Secular
A Secular Age can be read as an attempt to give us an alternative narrative of secularism. The author, without letting himself be intimidated by the prevalent critiques and the decline of master
Infrasecular geographies
Debates on the postsecular have been paralleled by a growing body of work on sacred space. Most of this work has generally focused on its ‘making’ and on the ‘unofficially sacred’. Transformations of
Emerging geographies of evil? Theo-ethics and postsecular possibilities
This paper suggests that the vocabulary and meaningfulness of ‘evil’ can be re-articulated, and to some extent redeemed from the extremes of fundamentalism and relativism. It uses intellectual
Theorizing Religion as Politics in Postsecular International Relations
Abstract This article reconsiders the political dimensions of religious activity in light of a supposedly emerging post-secular society. I argue that limited understandings of both religion and
Compassionate Neoliberalism?: Evangelical Christianity, the Welfare State, and the Politics of the Right
Faith, Government, and Neoliberalism The study of neoliberalism has been a popular theme in political science, geography, and sociology for the past decade. The focus of this vast literature varies
The Politics of Postsecular Feminism
This article critically engages the postsecular turn in feminism by focusing on recent contributions by Judith Butler, Rosi Braidotti, and Saba Mahmood, whose stance can be seen as symptomatic of the
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Public Theology in a Post-Secular Age
Contemporary social and cultural trends in Western society suggest that, far from becoming marginal to society, religion is returning to public prominence as a significant factor in global politics
Spatializing States: Toward an Ethnography of Neoliberal Governmentality
In this exploratory article, we ask how states come to be understood as entities with particular spatial characteristics, and how changing relations between practices of government and national
Homo Religiosus? Religion and Immigrant Subjectivities
Once ignored in national and international public policy, religion has made a comeback as policymakers have noticed the significance of the resurgence of religion, especially due to migration flows.