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Who Gets Thrown Under the Bus

Note: this post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. by Steven Ramey The Daily Show’s recent sketch about Waris Ahluwalia and the problematic assumptions that those who wear turbans and identify as Sikhs continually face illustrates quite well the … Continue reading

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For the Good or the Guild? Scholars Respond to Kate Daley-Bailey: Helen Ramirez

In this series, a number of scholars respond to Kate Daley-Bailey’s provocative essay, “For  the Good or the ‘Guild’: An Open Letter to the American Academy of Religion,” which appears in the most recent issue of the Bulletin journal, Vol 44, No. 4 (2015). … Continue reading

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What’s in a name, a name rearranged? Part 2

by Stacie A. Swain Note: Note: This post originally appeared on the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy blog. For part one, see here. Words matter.[i] When I began to understand deconstruction as a method, I felt like I no longer knew how to speak (I’m … Continue reading

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For the Good or the Guild? Scholars Respond to Kate Daley-Bailey: Jason Sager

In this series, a number of scholars respond to Kate Daley-Bailey’s provocative essay, “For  the Good or the ‘Guild’: An Open Letter to the American Academy of Religion,” which appears in the most recent issue of the Bulletin journal, Vol 44, No. 4 (2015). … Continue reading

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What’s in a name, a name rearranged? Part 1

Note: This post originally appeared on the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy blog. by Stacie A. Swain Recently I wrote a response to an editorial in Critical Research on Religion (CRR).The editorial debates a ‘critical religion’ versus a ‘critical theory of religion’ approach. An earlier piece … Continue reading

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Them Snake Handlers Are Crazy, Right?

by Matt Sheedy It is rare that a blog post materializes late at night, the night before posting, as this one did, though a fit of creative energy with a dash of serendipity made it so. Just yesterday I came … Continue reading

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Why are Chinese Grandmothers Giving Offerings to Video Game Characters? And Why Does the Internet Think it’s Funny?

by Natasha L. Mikles A strange set of pictures has been circulating on Chinese messaging apps this week. The photos—stills from the video footage of an internet café in an unknown Chinese city—show an elderly Chinese woman kneeling to make … Continue reading

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