The February issue of the Bulletin has been published and is available in both print and electronic versions. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a set of papers marking the twentieth anniversary of Talal Asad’s Genealogies of Religion. We have pieces from both Richard Amesbury and Robert Orsi engaging Asad’s work along with an interview with Asad conducted by Craig Martin.
In addition, we have articles from Matt Sheedy on the Winnipeg Occupy Movement and Robert Segal on the concepts of “explanation” and “interpretation” in Weber, Geertz, and Ricoeur’s treatments of religion. In addition, Donovan Schaefer offers a film review of 12 Years a Slave. Included in this issue is also one of the first “Religion Snapshots” from our blog. We chose the roundtable on the question of “data” as a constructed taxon in the study of religion. We also include another “Tips for Teaching” piece, this time coming from the pen of James Dennis LoRusso on technology and social media.
As always, we welcome submissions for future issues – including responses to published articles – from established scholars and graduate students engaged in the study of religion (regardless of discipline) for either publication in the Bulletin or for here on the Bulletin‘s Blog. Our guidelines for the journal are available online.
Table of Contents
Bulletin for the Study of Religion Volume 43, Issue 4 (February 2014)
“Let’s Talk ‘Religion’: A Politically and Culturally Embedded Product” (p. 1) – Philip L. Tite
“Rethinking ‘Religion and Politics’: Reflections on the Reception and Import of Talal Asad’s Genealogies of Religion” (pp. 2-7) – Richard Amesbury
“Speaking the Impossible ‘No’” (pp. 7-11) – Robert Anthony Orsi
“Genealogies of Religion, Twenty Years On: An Interview” (pp. 12-17) – Craig Martin
“The Occupy Movement, Religion, and Social Formation” (pp. 17-24) – Matt Sheedy
“Weber, Geertz, and Ricoeur on Explanation and Interpretation” (pp. 25-33) – Robert A. Segal
“Our Peculiar Institution: 12 Years a Slave, American Protestantism, and the Erotics of Racism” (pp. 34-36) – Donovan Schaefer
“Religion Snapshots: On the Uses of ‘Data’” (pp. 37-39)
Tips for Teaching: “To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Social Media in the Classroom” (pp. 40-41) – James Dennis LoRusso