Tag Archives: Slavoj Žižek

Theses on Professionalization: Andrew Durdin

In this series with the Bulletin, we have asked 21 early career scholars to weigh in on Russell McCutcheon’s Theses on Professionalization, first published in 2007. In his 21 theses, McCutcheon offers advice to young scholars entering (or soon to enter) the job … Continue reading

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Theorizing Religion in the Age of Trump: James Crossley

The election of Donald Trump has given rise to new kind of politics that has already increased tensions between competing groups, including religious groups over issues such as public education, science funding, and a proposed travel ban impacting several Muslim … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’s Gender Trouble

by Matt Sheedy The other day I came across a short article on Facebook entitled, “Pope says gender theory part of ‘global war’ on marriage, family,” which I promptly shared on my wall. The Reuters News Agency piece recounts comments … Continue reading

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Finite Demands, the Toronto TA Strike, and Critical Theory

by Tenzan Eaghll * Photo by Ian Brown It has been two weeks now since 1000 members of Cupe 3902, the union representing University of Toronto graduate students, decisively rejected a motion to send a tentative agreement reached on February … Continue reading

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Policing Religion

by Tenzan Eaghll Now that a month has passed since the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, it is useful to step back and consider the general treatment of religion and Islam in the media. Whenever one of these horrendous acts occurs there … Continue reading

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Religion Clichés #5: Religious Past

by Tenzan Eaghll Note: This post is the third in a series that seeks to summarize some of the clichés associated with religion. It is framed as a critique of a 1972 article by Ninian Smart. For the two first posts … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Perverts Guide to Ideology

  by Tenzan Eaghll What is the connection between desire, the will, fantasy, and religion? In the latest documentary by the controversial philosopher Slavoj Žižek, The Perverts Guide to Ideology, he argues that the connection is ideology. Teaming up with … Continue reading

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