The Resource Rethinking secularism, edited by Craig Calhoun, Mark Juergensmeyer, Jonathan VanAntwerpen

Rethinking secularism, edited by Craig Calhoun, Mark Juergensmeyer, Jonathan VanAntwerpen

Label
Rethinking secularism
Title
Rethinking secularism
Statement of responsibility
edited by Craig Calhoun, Mark Juergensmeyer, Jonathan VanAntwerpen
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This collection of essays presents groundbreaking work from an interdisciplinary group of leading theorists and scholars representing the fields of history, philosophy, political science, sociology, and anthropology. The volume will introduce readers to some of the most compelling new conceptual and theoretical understandings of secularism and the secular, while also examining socio-political trends involving the relationship between the religious and the secular from a variety of locations across the globe. In recent decades, the public has become increasingly aware of the important role religious commitments play in the cultural, social, and political dynamics of domestic and world affairs. This so called ''resurgence'' of religion in the public sphere has elicited a wide array of responses, including vehement opposition to the very idea that religious reasons should ever have a right to expression in public political debate. The current global landscape forces scholars to reconsider not only once predominant understandings of secularization, but also the definition and implications of secular assumptions and secularist positions. The notion that there is no singular secularism, but rather a range of multiple secularisms, is one of many emerging efforts to reconceptualize the meanings of religion and the secular. Rethinking Secularism surveys these efforts and helps to reframe discussions of religion in the social sciences by drawing attention to the central issue of how ''the secular'' is constituted and understood. It provides valuable insight into how new understandings of secularism and religion shape analytic perspectives in the social sciences, politics, and international affairs."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
211/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2747.8
LC item number
.R47 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Rethinking secularism, edited by Craig Calhoun, Mark Juergensmeyer, Jonathan VanAntwerpen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Western secularity / Charles Taylor -- The secular, secularizations, secularisms / José Casanova -- Secularism, citizenship, and the public sphere / Craig Calhoun -- Rehabilitating secularism / Rajeev Bhargava -- The multiple secularisms of modern democratic and non-democratic regimes / Alfred Stepan -- Civilizational states, secularism, and religions / Peter J. Katzenstein -- A suspension of (dis)belief : the secular-religious binary and the study of international relations / Elizabeth Shakman Hurd -- Rethinking the secular and religious aspects of violence / Mark Juergensmeyer -- Religious humanitarianism and the global politics of secularism / Cecelia Lynch -- Rethinking fundamentalism in a secular age / R. Scott Appleby -- Secularism, religious change, and social conflict in Asia / Richard Madsen -- Smash temples, burn books : comparing secularist projects in India and China / Peter van der Veer -- Freedom of speech and religious limitations / Talal Asad
Control code
ocn750173101
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 311 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199796748
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b33594466
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)750173101
  • pebcs0199796742

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