Tag Archives: Pierre Bourdieu

What’s in Your Religion Syllabus? Vaia Touna

In this 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 modified, … Continue reading

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The Hegemony of Normalcy and the Academic Study of Religion

This post originally appeared on the Studying Religion in Culture blog. by Daniel Jones “The hegemony of normalcy is, like other hegemonic practices, so effective because of its invisibility.”-Lennard Davis “We must… take account of the persistence of a model … Continue reading

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NAASR Notes: Robyn Walsh

Strange Pencils by Robyn Faith Walsh Of late I have been exploring networks of “elite cultural producers,” to borrow a phrase from Pierre Bourdieu—that is, persons responsible for the creative production of literature, art, and similar cultural artifacts. I am … Continue reading

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NAASR Notes: Dennis LoRusso

by Dennis LoRusso Abiding the Habitus, or the Habitus Abides: Getting acquainted with Bourdieu Chances are, if you’ve had the (mis)fortune of reading any of my scholarly work, I probably mentioned some aspect of Pierre Bourdieu’s ideas. His ambitious efforts … Continue reading

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Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group: Call for Papers

Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group The AAR and SBL Meeting Atlanta, Georgia November 21-24 Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015, 5:00 PM EST, through http://papers.aarweb.org/ The CTDR group offers an interdisciplinary and international forum for analytical scholars of religion to … Continue reading

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Theory & Religion Series: Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco by Paul Rabinow

by Travis Cooper Paul Rabinow’s Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco (1977) was a game changer. As a novice anthropologist of religion, picking my way slowly through the history of American anthropology—and conducting fieldwork at the same time—encountering Rabinow was nothing less … Continue reading

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Poppies, Poems, and Soldiers Bodies

by Matt Sheedy November 11th marks Remembrance Day in several commonwealth nations such as Canada, the UK, and South Africa, and, much like Veterans Day in the US, is commemorated with ceremonies to honor soldiers past and present, especially those who … Continue reading

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