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Beyond Antagonizing Settlers: On Demonized Muslims and Vilified Jews

Joyce Dalsheim

in Unsettling Gaza: Secular Liberalism, Radical Religion, and the Israeli Settlement Project

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751204
eISBN:
9780199895014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751204.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The case of antagonizing settlers in Israel resonates with the appearance of broader divisions between liberalism and religiosity, in particular with representations of a stark division between Islam ... More


The Echo Chamber of Freedom: The Muslim Woman and the Pretext of Agency

Sadia Abbas

in At Freedom's Limit: Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257850
eISBN:
9780823261604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257850.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses how the notions of the subject, individualism, freedom, agency, change, and history have come to cluster around the figure of the Muslim woman for whom the metonym is ... More


Genealogy, Ideology, and Critical Theory: On Russell T. McCutcheon, Timothy Fitzgerald, and Saba Mahmood

Richard B. Miller

in Why Study Religion?

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197566817
eISBN:
9780197566848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566817.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the Genealogical-Ideological Method for interrogating the category of religion and unmasking its complicity with capitalist market interests, racial and gender inequities, ... More


Feminism and the Islamic Revival: Freedom as a Practice of Belonging

Allison Weir

in Identities and Freedom: Feminist Theory Between Power and Connection

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936861
eISBN:
9780199333073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936861.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, General

Chapter 5 takes up the conception of freedom as belonging in the context of contemporary debates about cultural and religious identities. For Saba Mahmood, the study of the women's piety movement ... More


Encountering the Human

Tyler Roberts

in Encountering Religion: Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147521
eISBN:
9780231535496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147521.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents how the humanistic study of religion deviates from the modern academic template of disinterested inquiry. Humanistic inquiry involves disciplines of experimentation in which ... More


Detranscendentalizing the Secular

Stathis Gourgouris

in Lessons in Secular Criticism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253784
eISBN:
9780823261215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253784.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Draws a sharp distinction between secular criticism and secularism as institutional logic. Criticizes recent tendencies (Taylor, Asad, Mahmood) to confound secularism with rationalism, liberalism, ... More


Introduction: What We Talk About When We Talk about Secularism

Peter Coviello

in Make Yourselves Gods: Mormons and the Unfinished Business of American Secularism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226474168
eISBN:
9780226474472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474472.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers a genealogy of secularism as a mobile, many-voiced critical formulation. Surveying a wide archive of scholarship in and around the secularism concept, and offering up seven axioms ... More


Autonomy and the Secular: Do Muslim Women Need Freedom?

Serene J. Khader

in Decolonizing Universalism: A Transnational Feminist Ethic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190664190
eISBN:
9780190664237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664190.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The central claim of this chapter is that worldviews that embrace traditional dictates, and even ones that take certain traditional dictates to be beyond question, can be genuinely feminist. Feminism ... More


Accounting for Time: The Entrepreneurial Subject in Crisis

Miranda Joseph

in Debt to Society: Accounting for Life under Capitalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687411
eISBN:
9781452949109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687411.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the role of accounting in shaping time and thus the temporal structuring of life itself, while dwelling in/on the inherent contradictions of entrepreneurial subjectivity. ... More


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