Religion and the Specter of the West: Sikhism, India, Postcoloniality, and the Politics of Translation

Religion and the Specter of the West: Sikhism, India, Postcoloniality, and the Politics of Translation

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Arguing that intellectual movements, such as deconstruction, postsecular theory, and political theology, have different implications for cultures and societies that live with the debilitating effects of past imperialisms, Arvind Mandair unsettles the politics of knowledge construction in which the category of "religion" continues to be central. Through a case study of Sikhism, he launches an extended critique of religion as a cultural universal. At the same time,… (more)


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Publisher: Columbia University Press (October 01, 2009)

Collection: Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture

Format: EPUB

Page count: 536 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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