Monthly Archives: February 2013

“My name is Khan, and I’m not a Terrorist”

by Deeksha Sivakumar A recent controversy with Kamal Haasan’s movie Vishwaroopam elicited a lot of rage from Indian Muslim organizations. These groups felt that the movie portrayed Muslims in poor light, depicting them as “all terrorists.” Several cited one particular … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking Begins at Home

* This post originally appeared as part of the Religion in Culture Lectures in association with the University of Alabama. by Russell McCutcheon A letter came out recently from the President-elect of the main U.S. professional society for scholars who study religion … Continue reading

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Facebooking for Scholarship

by Craig Martin My Facebook friends often say that serious academic conversations can’t take place on Facebook. Apparently the limitations of the format are limited such that substantive engagement is difficult if not impossible. However, I’m not entirely persuaded. If … Continue reading

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