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Interpellation in The Splendid Vision

by Adam Miller * This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. The French marxist Louis Althusser theorized interpellation as “the process by which ideology addresses the individual.” Or, put differently, interpellation is the way a dominant ideology constructs the human subject … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Charles S. Preston

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other … Continue reading

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The Problem of “Social Justice Elitism”

by Joseph Laycock A recent piece by Amer F. Ahmed outlines a phenomenon he calls “social justice elitism.”  Ahmed is the associate director of multi-ethnic student affairs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He notes a tendency among certain students … Continue reading

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Changing Symbols and the Swastika

* This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge: Studies in Identity Formation blog. by Steven Ramey Symbols serve as a significant way to express identity within society. Crosses generally identify someone as a Christian, a hammer and … Continue reading

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“My name is Khan, and I’m not a Terrorist”

by Deeksha Sivakumar A recent controversy with Kamal Haasan’s movie Vishwaroopam elicited a lot of rage from Indian Muslim organizations. These groups felt that the movie portrayed Muslims in poor light, depicting them as “all terrorists.” Several cited one particular … Continue reading

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