Is Planning ‘Secular’? Rethinking Religion, Secularism, and Planning

  title={Is Planning ‘Secular’? Rethinking Religion, Secularism, and Planning},
  author={Babak Manouchehrifar},
  journal={Planning Theory \& Practice},
  pages={653 - 677}
ABSTRACT Responding to the call for a deeper understanding of the religious phenomenon in planning – advanced, among others, by Leonie Sandercock and June Thomas in this journal – this paper argues that understanding religion in planning entails understanding religion’s constitutive other: secularism. This position draws on the burgeoning field of secular studies as well as examples of entanglement of religion, secularism, and planning in the United States and France. It problematizes a long… 

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