Secularisms in a Postsecular Age?: Religiosities and Subjectivities in Comparative Perspective

Secularisms in a Postsecular Age?: Religiosities and Subjectivities in Comparative Perspective

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Secularisms in a Postsecular Age?: Religiosities and Subjectivities in Comparative Perspective by José Mapril

This volume ethnographically explores the relation between secularities and religious subjectivities.
As a consequence of the demise of secularization theory, we live in an interesting intellectual moment where the so-called ‘post-secular’ coexists with the secular, which in turn has become pluralized and historicized. This cohabitation of the secular and post-secular is revealed mainly through political dialectical processes that overshadow the subjective and inter-subjective dimensions of secularity, making it difficult to pinpoint concrete sites, agents, and objects of expression.

Drawing on cases from South America, Africa, and Europe, contributors apply key insights from religious studies debates on the genealogies and formations of both religion and secularism. They explore the spaces, persons, and places in which these categories emerge and mutually constitute one another.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319828954
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/12/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

José Mapril is the author of Transnationalism and Islam: An Ethnography between Portugal and Bangladesh and co-author of The Sites and Politics of Religious Diversity with Ruy Blanes. He also authored Experiencing Religion: New Approaches to Personal Religiosity with Clara Saraiva, Peter Jan Margry, Lionel Obadia, and Kinga Povedak.

Ruy Blanes is an anthropologist and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bergen, Norway. He is also Principal Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is the author of A Prophetic Trajectory, co-editor of the journal Advances in Research: Religion and Society, and associate editor of HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory.

Emerson Giumbelli is Professor in the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where he integrates the Center for Religious Studies. He is the author of Religious Symbols in Controversies and co-editor of Religion & Society, a Brazilian journal.

Erin K. Wilson is Director of the Centre for Religion, Conflict, and the Public Domain, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, Netherlands. Her books include After Secularism: Rethinking Religion in Global Politics and Justice Globalism: Ideology, Crises, Policy (with Manfred B. Steger and James Goodman).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Secularities, Religiosities, and Subjectivities; José Mapril, Ruy Blanes, Emerson Giumbelli, Erin K. Wilson

2. Secular Selves and Bodies: The Case of State Agents in Charge of Implementing the Fight Against Marriages of Convenience in Brussels; Maïté Maskens

3. A Secular Religion within an Atheist State: The Case of Afro-Cuban Religiosity and the Cuban State; Anastasios Panagiotopoulos

4. Practicing Secularism in Dutch Mosque Issues: Constitutional Versus Nativist Secularism; Oskar Verkaaik and Pooyan Tamimi Arab

5. Governing the Poor: Secular and Religious Practices in Debate; Patrícia Birman

6. Islam and the Tablighi Jama’at in Spain: Ghosts of the Past, Limits of Representation, and New Developments; Guillermo Martín Sáiz

7. The ‘Culture of Justification’ In the Production of Public Religiosities In Brazil; Paula Montero

8. Transformations in Argentinean Catholicism, from the Second Half of the Twentieth Century to Pope Francis; Gustavo Morello

9. Caregiving as Spiritual Expertise: Spirituality and Lived Religion among Portuguese Hospital Chaplains; Luis Pais Bernardo

10. Embodying Religiosities and Subjectivities: The Responses of Young Spanish Muslims to Violence and Terrorism in the Name of Islam; Virtudes Tellez Delgado

11. What is Spirituality for? New Relations between Religion, Health, and Public Spaces; Emerson Giumbelli And Rodrigo Toniol

12. Public Renderings of Islam and the Jihadi Threat: Political, Social, and Religious Critique in Civil Society in Flanders, Belgium; Nella Van Den Brandt

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