Powers of the Secular Modern: Talal Asad and His Interlocutors

Powers of the Secular Modern: Talal Asad and His Interlocutors

by David Scott
     
 

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This book presents a set of critical engagements by writers from a variety of disciplines with the work of noted anthropologist Talal Asad.

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This book presents a set of critical engagements by writers from a variety of disciplines with the work of noted anthropologist Talal Asad.

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"The nine essays in this powerful book offer students and mentors alike a window into a theoretical and practical arena that is all too regularly ignored today by pundits and exploitative "studies" on Islam and religion in general."—American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

"While centrally about secularization, this volume is much more than that. Asad's work and the essays engaging him here offer nothing short of an anthropology of the modern. Many issues are broached, leaving the reader with a dazzling array of issues to explore. This is interdisciplinary engagement at its best. An invaluable text for scholars and students working across the social sciences."—Victoria Hattam, New School for Social Research

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ISBN-13:
9780804752657
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
01/04/2006
Series:
Cultural Memory in the Present Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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