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Religious Symbols with a Hipster-Sikh Twist

by Matt Sheedy For those paying attention to Canadian politics these days (beyond the occasional swoon-fest over Justin Trudeau, Canada’s “super hot Prime Minister”) one of the more popular figures to have emerged in recent months is Jagmeet Singh, a … Continue reading

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Feminism and Free Choice in the Burkini Affair

by Matt Sheedy The image of a woman being forced to remove layers of clothing on a beach in Nice last month by four armed police sparked protest from around the world, and is the latest incident in France’s on-going … Continue reading

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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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The Study of Religion and Responses to Terrorism: Paris, Beirut and Beyond, Part 1

by Stephanie Frank Deeply concerned by events unfolding immediately before the American Academy of Religion’s (AAR) 2015 annual meeting in Atlanta, Todd Green and I put together a panel addressing the terrorist attacks in Beirut and Mali. Despite the necessarily … Continue reading

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Reflexive Religious Studies: A Note

Jason Ānanda Josephson * This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. I’ve been lecturing about and, even calling for, what I term “Reflexive Religious Studies” for some time. My comments about it will be appearing in print in the … Continue reading

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On “Religious Symbols” and the Politics of Perception

by Matt Sheedy On September 10, 2013, the government of Québec made international headlines with a controversial proposal, Bill 60, more commonly referred to as the “Charter of Values.” The Bill would see restrictions on the wearing of “religious symbols,” … Continue reading

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