AAR — Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group, Baltimore, 2013

 

2013 Panels: November 23-26 Baltimore, MD 

The mission of the AAR Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group (CARV) is to foster interdisciplinary analyses and methodologies for the expanding field of religion and violence. In our inaugural year at the AAR, we are proud to be sponsoring two dynamic panels that cover four continents and a diversity of global religious practitioners and doctrine.

A24-123 – CARV 

Theme: Violence as Imagined Empowerment 

Margo Kitts, Hawaii Pacific University, Presiding

Sunday – 9:00 AM-11:30 AM Convention Center-326 

Our first panel looks at a range of expressions of ritualized and sexualized violence, from the Roman crucifixions to recent events in Africa and the subcontinent of India. Panelists study, among other things, the roles of Christian, Muslim, and Hindu doctrine and practitioners in such settings as the Eastern Congo, where close to 6 million have been killed in paramilitary activities, and India, where the gang raping and killing of Jyoti Pandey catalyzed discussions and movements across the world. Responding to the panel is one of our committee members, Mark Juergensmeyer.

A25-121 – CARV and Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group (CTDR) 

Theme: Violence and Religious Rhetoric 

Aaron W. Hughes, University of Rochester, Presiding

Monday – 9:00 AM-11:30 AM Convention Center-326 

The second panel is co-sponsored by the Critical Theories and Discourses on Religion Group. Panelists examine the power of narrative and rhetoric— often the primers to systemic violence—in the U.S., China and Egypt. Responding to this panel is Robert A. Segal.

For further information on our program unit or the papers please see the contact Margo Kitts and Michael Jerryson at c.a.religion.violence@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

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