Category Archives: Religion and Society

Claims and Constraints: The Category of Religion in the SCC Ktunaxa Nation Decision

by Stacie Swain NB: This post adapts and expands comments that I made during a panel discussion hosted by the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law.[i] On 2 November 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released their decision in … Continue reading

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”Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine”: Reflections on the European Academy of Religion

by Teemu Taira Have you seen the recent conference announcement by the European Academy of Religion (EuARe)? If you haven’t, I would strongly suggest that you have a look at the list of announced keynotes for the conference that takes … Continue reading

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When White Supremacists Come To Town

by Rebekka King This post originally appeared on the Wabash Center blog. Editor’s note: While this post initially appeared on October 26, just prior to a white supremacists rally in both Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, its on-going implications remain as relevant … Continue reading

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SORAAAD 2017: Appropriation and the Analytical Study of Religion

Schedule:  Appropriation and the Analytical Study of Religion SORAAAD 2017 11:00 am – 5:00 pm –  Full Program PDF I. Introduction Appropriation, Human Behaviors, and the Study of Religion & an Overview of Workshop Themes William Arnal, Sean McCloud, Jamel Velji, … Continue reading

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Theses on Professionalization: Jennifer Collins-Elliott

Thesis #11. While higher education is organized so as to train ever increasing specialists–a process that begins with surveys and broad course work, examines candidates on their knowledge in general areas, and then culminates in writing a dissertation on a … Continue reading

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In the Weeds with David (S.) Pumpkins: Sociophobics and the Social Breakdown of Horror

by Natasha L. Mikles It’s my favorite time of year—when everything is draped in orange and black, skeleton décor abounds, and little children dressed as superheroes run amok in big-box stores. During the month leading up to Halloween, we welcome … Continue reading

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Unpacking the Baggage of “Indigenous Religion(s)”

by Stacie Swain A couple of weeks ago, the Religious Studies Project (RSP) released a podcast entitled “What Do We Mean by Indigenous Religion(s)?”[1] Considering critiques of the World Religions Paradigm that the category in question relates to, I’m interested in … Continue reading

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