Orientalism And Religion / Edition 1

Orientalism And Religion / Edition 1

by Richard King
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0415202582

ISBN-13: 9780415202589

Pub. Date: 04/15/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Orientalism and Religion offers us a timely discussion of the implications of contemporary post-colonial theory for the study of religion. Richard King examines the way in which notions such as mysticism, religion, Hinduism and Buddhism are taken for granted. He shows us how religion needs to be reinterpreted along the lines of cultural studies. Drawing on a

Overview

Orientalism and Religion offers us a timely discussion of the implications of contemporary post-colonial theory for the study of religion. Richard King examines the way in which notions such as mysticism, religion, Hinduism and Buddhism are taken for granted. He shows us how religion needs to be reinterpreted along the lines of cultural studies. Drawing on a variety of post-structuralist and post-colonial thinkers, such as Foucault, Gadamer, Said, and Spivak, King provides us with a challenging series of reflections on the nature of Religious Studies and Indology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415202589
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Changing the Subject

1. The Power of Definitions: A Genealogy of the "Mystical"

2. Disciplining Religion

3. Sacred Texts, Hermeneutics and World Religions

4. Orientalism and Indian Religions

5. The Modern

Myth of "Hinduism"

6. "Mystic Hinduism": Vedanta and the Politics of Representation

7. Orientalism and the Discovery of "Buddhism"

8. The Politics of Privatization: Indian Religion and the Study of Mysticism

9. Beyond Orientalism? Religion and

Comparativism in a Post-Colonial Era

theories of religion (Russell McCutcheon, Southwest Missouri State University)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >