Tag Archives: Steven Ramey

Building Broad Support (or the Appearance of it)

by Steven Ramey This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. A New Jersey fundraiser last weekend titled “Humanity United Against Terror” provides an excellent example of one of the tricks of building cooperation. The Republican Hindu … Continue reading

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Who Gets Thrown Under the Bus

Note: this post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. by Steven Ramey The Daily Show’s recent sketch about Waris Ahluwalia and the problematic assumptions that those who wear turbans and identify as Sikhs continually face illustrates quite well the … Continue reading

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Unnatural Groups and Protests in India

by Steven Ramey Note: This post originally appeared on the Studying Religion in Culture blog at the University of Alabama. Group identifications are not something inherent or automatic; they require work to construct and maintain, and that work only makes … Continue reading

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Using World Religions

by Steven Ramey Note: This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. “World religions” as a way of organizing the world have become the focus of scholarly critiques (including my recent post) that connect this discourse to the interests and … Continue reading

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The Harm of World Religions

* This post originally appear on the Culture on the Edge Blog. by Steven Ramey While discussions of “World Religions” often attempt to encourage appreciation of human diversity, these presentations have become the focus of scholarly critiques because of the … Continue reading

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Creating History

by Steven Ramey * This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. History-making involves the creation of connections between events that generate meaning and order. It is really the same as any storytelling, where the creator of … Continue reading

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History, Story, and Multinarratives

by Kate Daley-Bailey In their latest book, Ancient and Modern Religion and Politics: Negotiating Transitive Spaces and Hybrid Identities, Carolyn M. Jones Medine and John Randolph LeBlanc explore Indian politician and psychologist Ashis Nandy’s rendering of storytelling as a modality which … Continue reading

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