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The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism: An Interview with Mayanthi Fernando, Part 1

Editor’s note: The follow is an interview with Mayanthi Fernando, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, on her book, The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism (Duke University Press, 2014). Part two of this interview can … Continue reading

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Who’s the ‘We’ in ‘Our Whole Society’?

Justin K.H. Tse The conference, Our Whole Society: Bridging the Religious-Secular Divide, took place on March 22-24 at the University of British Columbia’s campus at Robson Square in the downtown of Vancouver, British Columbia. The conference organizers pulled together a … Continue reading

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Jian Ghomeshi and Secular Sexualities

by Justin K.H. Tse The public conversation swirling around Jian Ghomeshi’s termination from the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) is a grand exercise in secular sexualities. It begins with his Facebook post. Explaining that he was fired because of his private BDSM … Continue reading

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Two Exorcisms: The Narrative Functions of Consecrated Space

by Joseph Laycock Last week, two reports of exorcism made the news. In Oklahoma City, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley exorcized the Civic Center Music Hall to reverse the effects of a recent black mass. Meanwhile in Liberia, self-styled bishop Edward … Continue reading

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ShaunTology, Part 3: I have measured out my life with power jumps

by Charles McCrary Shaun T, probably the most popular fitness guru in the United States today, tells us a great deal about selfhood, agency, and the good in twenty-first-century America. The first two parts of this series (one and two) … Continue reading

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More than Belief: An Interview with Manuel A. Vásquez (Part 2)

(This is part 2 of a 3 part interview with Manuel A. Vásquez about his recent book, More than Belief; see part 1 here.) Craig Martin: As someone who is similarly theory-minded, I want to introduce theory at the undergraduate … Continue reading

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