Category Archives: South Asian Studies

On Reza Aslan’s “Believer”

  by Andrew M. Henry [special thanks to my colleagues and fellow premiere-goers Derek Knox and Kate Soules for their contributions to this review] Still riding the wave of his bestselling book Zealot and a few high-profile interviews, Reza Aslan … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Religion Syllabus?: Sarah F. Haynes

In this new series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars of religion to share with our readers what’s in their religion syllabus, from a new class or a class they’ve taught for years, reflecting on what has worked, what has been … Continue reading

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Basic Buddhists, Bad Buddhists

                          by Adam T. Miller A few days back, the Bulletin’s own Nathan Rein asked the hive-mind that is Facebook to fill him in on what it means to … Continue reading

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Interpellation in The Splendid Vision

by Adam Miller * This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. The French marxist Louis Althusser theorized interpellation as “the process by which ideology addresses the individual.” Or, put differently, interpellation is the way a dominant ideology constructs the human subject … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholar Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Natasha L. Mikles

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Charles S. Preston

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other … Continue reading

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Feeling Rules and the Construction of Sacred Space

by Adam Miller I don’t often think in terms of affect, but I’ve talked enough with Danae Faulk to be mildly familiar with the perspective/vocabulary. (Donovan Schaefer has also given me much to think with in this regard, though I wrote what … Continue reading

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