Secularisms in a Postsecular Age?

Religiosities and Subjectivities in Comparative Perspective

Editors: Mapril, J., Blanes, R., Giumbelli, E., Wilson, E.K. (Eds.)

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  • Investigates how secularism(s) participate in the production of religious subjects and vice versa
  • Grounded in empirical and ethnographic data from various countries, including Belgium, Cuba, Netherlands, Brazil, Spain, Argentine, Portugal, and Morocco
  • Covers a wide range of faiths including Islam, evangelical Christianity, Catholicism, and Afro-Cuban spirituality
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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.

About the authors

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 (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Secularities, Religiosities, and Subjectivities

    Pages 1-16

    Mapril, José (et al.)

  • Secular Selves and Bodies: The Case of State Agents in Charge of Implementing the Fight against Marriages of Convenience in Brussels

    Pages 17-38

    Maskens, Maïté

  • A Secular Religion within an Atheist State: The Case of Afro-Cuban Religiosity and the Cuban State

    Pages 39-65

    Panagiotopoulos, Anastasios

  • Islam and the Tablighi Jama’at in Spain: Ghosts of the Past, Limits of Representation, and New Developments

    Pages 67-85

    Martín-Sáiz, Guillermo

  • Embodying Religiosities and Subjectivities: The Responses of Young Spanish Muslims to Violence and Terrorism in the Name of Islam

    Pages 87-106

    Delgado, Virtudes Téllez

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Secularisms in a Postsecular Age?
Book Subtitle
Religiosities and Subjectivities in Comparative Perspective
Editors
  • José Mapril
  • Ruy Blanes
  • Emerson Giumbelli
  • Erin K. Wilson
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43726-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43726-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43725-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82895-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 300
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