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Formations of the Secular Christianity, Islam, Modernity

ISBN-10: 0804747687
ISBN-13: 9780804747684
Edition: 2003
Authors: Talal Asad
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Description: Opening with the provocative query 'what might an anthropology of the secular look like?' this work explores the concepts, practices, and political formations of secularism, with emphasis on the major historical shifts that have shaped secular  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 2/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Opening with the provocative query 'what might an anthropology of the secular look like?' this work explores the concepts, practices, and political formations of secularism, with emphasis on the major historical shifts that have shaped secular sensibilities in the modern West and Middle East.

Talal Asad is a professor of anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the author of Formations of the Secularand Genealogies of Religion.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Thinking about Secularism
Secular
What Might an Anthropology of Secularism Look Like?
Thinking about Agency and Pain
Reflections on Cruelty and Torture
Secularism
Redeeming the "Human" Through Human Rights
Muslims as a "Religious Minority" in Europe
Secularism, Nation-State, Religion
Secularization
Reconfigurations of Law and Ethics in Colonial Egypt
Index

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