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Ancient and Modern Religion and Politics

Negotiating Transitive Spaces and Hybrid Identities

Authors: LeBlanc, J., Jones Medine, Carolyn M.

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About this book

This book brings a variety of voices into conversation about the issues of identity, community, tension and violence, and peace in the West: from Sophocles to Alice Walker, from Lincoln to Martin Luther King, Jr. and from Euripides to Edward Said.

About the authors

Author Carolyn M. Jones Medine: Carolyn M. Jones Medine is Professor of Religion and the Institute of African American Studies in the Department of Religion at the University of Georgia, USA.

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"In Ancient and Modern Religion and Politics, John Randolph LeBlanc and Carolyn M. Jones Medine present a breathtaking transdisciplinary account of religion and politics by exploring and articulating the dynamics and transitive nature of conceptual spaces, perspectives, shifting discourses, and practices that are important to identity formation in a changing world. This rich discourse analysis is a feast on historic and contemporary ideas on religion and politics that invites the reader into a dialogue with classic philosophical, literary texts, philosophers, scholars of religion, and literary artists. In doing so it also provides perspectives on concrete themes like home/lessness, liberal nationalism, suffering, conflict, peace, culture and community. This book is highly recommended for courses on religion and politics as well as transdisciplinary studies." - Elias Kifon Bongmba, author of The Dialectics of Transformation in Africa, Rice University

"This volume speaks to the interface of religion and political thought in past and contemporary cultures and society. It embarks on an interdisciplinary approach which scholars, students and and the general readers will find useful in engaging our post enlightenment world today where new meanings and interpretation are very much needed to make sense of ambiguities which cultural contacts bring. Whether one engages the questions of immigration and identity, religious revivalism and social revolution popularized by social media, the book through its focus on narratives of otherness and dislocation takes us through many ways of seeking meaning. By focusing on the common quest for meaning which underlies most of the inquiries in the humanities and social sciences, the authors provide a brilliantly written and accessible and must have text for every library." - Jacob K. Olupona, professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard Divinity School, author of The City of 201 Gods: Ile Ife in Time Space and the Imagination (2011)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Negotiations in Transitive Spaces

    Pages 1-11

    LeBlanc, John Randolph (et al.)

  • Culture, Location, and the Problem of Transitive Identity

    Pages 15-29

    LeBlanc, John Randolph (et al.)

  • Going Home in the Work of Charles H. Long and Ashis Nandy

    Pages 31-42

    LeBlanc, John Randolph (et al.)

  • The Politics of Statelessness: Edward Said and the Ambiguities of Liberal Nationalism

    Pages 43-66

    LeBlanc, John Randolph (et al.)

  • Self-Cultivation and the Practices of Peace: Foucault on the Stoics and Peacemaking in the Modern World

    Pages 69-88

    LeBlanc, John Randolph (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ancient and Modern Religion and Politics
Book Subtitle
Negotiating Transitive Spaces and Hybrid Identities
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-07151-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137071514
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34084-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34356-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 258
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