The Resource Powers of the secular modern : Talal Asad and his interlocutors, edited by David Scott and Charles Hirschkind

Powers of the secular modern : Talal Asad and his interlocutors, edited by David Scott and Charles Hirschkind

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Powers of the secular modern : Talal Asad and his interlocutors
Title
Powers of the secular modern
Title remainder
Talal Asad and his interlocutors
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Scott and Charles Hirschkind
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Language
eng
Summary
"For more than three decades, Talal Asad has been engaged in a distinctive critical exploration of the conceptual assumptions that govern the West's knowledges-especially its disciplinary and disciplining knowledges-of the non-Western world. The essays that make up this volume treat diverse aspects of this remarkable body of work. Among them: the relationship between colonial power and academic knowledge; the historical shifts giving shape to the complexly interrelated categories of the secular and the religious, and the significance of these shifts in the emergence of modern Europe; and aspects of human embodiment, including some of the various ways that pain, emotion, embodied aptitude, and the senses connect with and structure cultural practices. While the specific themes and arguments addressed by the individual contributors range widely, the essays cohere in a shared orientation of both critical engagement and productive extension. Note that this is not a festschrift, nor a celebratory farewell, but a series of engagements with a thinker whose work is in full spate and deserves to be far better known and understood." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0710/2005013565-d.html
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
GN345
LC item number
.P66 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cultural memory in the present
Label
Powers of the secular modern : Talal Asad and his interlocutors, edited by David Scott and Charles Hirschkind
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-338) and index
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  • net
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The anthropological skepticism of Talal Asad / David Scott and Charles Hirschkind -- Secularization revisited : a reply to Talal Asad / José Casanova -- What is an "authorizing discourse"? / Steven C. Caton -- Fasting for Bin Laden : the politics of secularization in contemporary India / Partha Chatterjee -- Europe : a minor tradition / William E. Connolly -- Secularism and the argument from nature / Veena Das -- On general and divine economy : Talal Asad's genealogy of the secular and Emmanuel Levinas's critique of capitalism, colonialism, and money / Hent de Vries -- The tragic sensibility of Talal Asad / David Scott -- Redemption, secularization, and politics / George Shulman -- Subjects and agents in the history of imperialism and resistance / Jon E. Wilson -- Responses / Talal Asad
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ocm77009752
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1 online resource (x, 355 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429416016
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b36461696
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)77009752
  • ebsco0804752656
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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