The Resource Formations of the secular : Christianity, Islam, modernity, Talal Asad, (ebook)

Formations of the secular : Christianity, Islam, modernity, Talal Asad, (ebook)

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Formations of the secular : Christianity, Islam, modernity
Title
Formations of the secular
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Christianity, Islam, modernity
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Talal Asad
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eng
Summary
Opening with the provocative query "what might an anthropology of the secular look like?" this book explores the concepts, practices, and political formations of secularism, with emphasis on the major historical shifts that have shaped secular sensibilities and attitudes in the modern West and the Middle East. Talal Asad proceeds to dismantle commonly held assumptions about the secular and the terrain it allegedly covers. He argues that while anthropologists have oriented themselves to the study of the "strangeness of the non-European world" and to what are seen as non-rational dimensions of social life (things like myth, taboo, and religion),the modern and the secular have not been adequately examined. The conclusion is that the secular cannot be viewed as a successor to religion, or be seen as on the side of the rational. It is a category with a multi-layered history, related to major premises of modernity, democracy, and the concept of human rights. This book will appeal to anthropologists, historians, religious studies scholars, as well as scholars working on modernity
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Midwest
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Asad, Talal
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291.1/7
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Cultural memory in the present
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  • Secularism
  • Islam and politics
  • Christianity and politics
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adult
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Formations of the secular : Christianity, Islam, modernity, Talal Asad, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780804783095
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11891186
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Formations of the secular : Christianity, Islam, modernity, Talal Asad, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804783095
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11891186
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891186
System control number
MWT11891186
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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