Making Sense of the Secular: Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia

Making Sense of the Secular: Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia

by Ranjan Ghosh (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9780415536950
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/12/2012
Series: Routledge Studies in Religion Series , #24
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Ranjan Ghosh teaches in the Department of English at the University of North Bengal, India. He is widely published in leading international journals like Oxford Literary Review, History and Theory, Parallax, Rethinking History, Comparatist, Comparative Drama, South Asia, SubStance, symploke, Angelaki,and others. He is author/editor of several books, including Globalizing Dissent (Routledge, 2008), Edward Said: The Literary, Social and the Political World (Routledge, 2009), A Lover's Quarrel with the Past: Romance, Representation, Reading (2012). His website is:

Table of Contents

Introduction: Making Sense of the Secular Ranjan Ghosh Part I: Europe 1. Formations of the Secular State and Islam in Britain Today Naheem Jabbar 2. The Evolution of French Secularism Jean Baubérot 3. How Do You Say ‘Secular’ In Italian? Edoardo Tortorolo 4. Manifest Secularization Processes in Turkey and Belgium Karel Dobbelaere 5. Secularism in Eastern Europe Lavinia Stan and Diane Vancea Part II: Asia 6. The Truth about Secularism Tabish Khair 7. The Dark Hour of Secularism: Hindu Fundamentalism and Colonial Liberalism in India S.N. Balagangadhara & Jakob De Roover 8. Elisions and Erasures: Science, Secularism and the State - The Cases of India and Pakistan Banu Subramanium 9. Sacred Modernism or Secular Space: The Ornamental Politics of Religion in Sri Lanka Tariq Jazeel 10. When Will China Become More Religious? Shaoming Zhao 11. The Secular and the Spiritual in Contemporary Japanese Society John Lie 12. Korea’s Path of Secularization Don Baker 13. Political Secularization in Indonesia Luthfi Assyaukanie 14. Secularism in Malaysia Christopher A. Furlow Notes on Contributors Notes Index

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