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Claims and Constraints: The Category of Religion in the SCC Ktunaxa Nation Decision

by Stacie Swain NB: This post adapts and expands comments that I made during a panel discussion hosted by the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law.[i] On 2 November 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released their decision in … Continue reading

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Unpacking the Baggage of “Indigenous Religion(s)”

by Stacie Swain A couple of weeks ago, the Religious Studies Project (RSP) released a podcast entitled “What Do We Mean by Indigenous Religion(s)?”[1] Considering critiques of the World Religions Paradigm that the category in question relates to, I’m interested in … Continue reading

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“Gender” in/and the Study of Religion

by Stacie Swain How might one approach “gender” and the study of religion, or “gender” in the study of religion? What follows is a critical engagement with how “gender” can intersect with becoming a “scholar”, drawing upon my own experience thus … Continue reading

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Religion / not religion – a discourse analysis

By Suzanne Owen In the study of indigenous religions, one of the issues a scholar faces is the gap between self-representation and scholarly classification, particularly with regard to the concept of ‘religion’. So how does the scholar of religion approach … Continue reading

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