The Resource Formations of the secular : Christianity, Islam, modernity, Talal Asad

Formations of the secular : Christianity, Islam, modernity, Talal Asad

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Formations of the secular : Christianity, Islam, modernity
Title
Formations of the secular
Title remainder
Christianity, Islam, modernity
Statement of responsibility
Talal Asad
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 the major historical shifts that have shaped secular sensibilities and attitudes in the modern West and the Middle East. Talal Asad proceeds to dismantle commonly held assumptions about the secular and the terrain it allegedly covers. He argues that while anthropologists have oriented themselves to the study of the "strangeness of the non-European world" and to what are seen as non-rational dimensions of social life (things like myth, taboo, and religion), the modern and the secular have not been adequately examined. The conclusion is that the secular cannot be viewed as a successor to religion, or be seen as on the side of the rational. It is a category with a multi-layered history, related to major premises of modernity, democracy, and the concept of human rights. This book will appeal to anthropologists, historians, religious studies scholars, as well as scholars working on modernity. -- Publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Asad, Talal
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2747.8
LC item number
.A75 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural memory in the present
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Secularism
  • Islam and politics
  • Christianity and politics
  • Laïcité
  • Islam et politique
  • Christianisme et politique
  • Christianity and politics
  • Islam and politics
  • Secularism
  • Secularisatie (maatschappij)
  • Christendom
  • Islam
  • Moderniteit
  • Islam et politique
  • Christianisme et politique
  • Laïcité
  • Sekularism
  • Sekularisering
  • Islam och politik
  • Kristendom och politik
  • Islam and politics
  • Secularism
Label
Formations of the secular : Christianity, Islam, modernity, Talal Asad
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What might an anthropology of secularism look like? --- Thinking about agency and pain --- Reflections on cruelty and torture --- Redeeming the "human" through human rights --- Muslims as a "religious minority" in Europe --- Secularism, nation state, religion --- Reconfigurations of law and ethics in colonial Egypt
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9780804747684
Lccn
2002011014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50234973
  • (OCoLC)ocm50234973
Label
Formations of the secular : Christianity, Islam, modernity, Talal Asad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What might an anthropology of secularism look like? --- Thinking about agency and pain --- Reflections on cruelty and torture --- Redeeming the "human" through human rights --- Muslims as a "religious minority" in Europe --- Secularism, nation state, religion --- Reconfigurations of law and ethics in colonial Egypt
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9780804747684
Lccn
2002011014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50234973
  • (OCoLC)ocm50234973

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