Talal Asad: Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity

Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity


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Opening with the provocative query "what might an anthropology of the secular look like?" this book explores the concepts, practices, and political formations of secularism, with emphasis on the major historical shifts that have shaped secular sensibilities and attitudes in the modern West and the Middle East. Talal Asad proceeds to dismantle commonly held assumptions about the secular and the terrain it allegedly covers. He argues that while anthropologists have oriented themselves to the study of the "strangeness of the non-European world" and to what are seen as non-rational dimensions of social life (things like myth, taboo, and religion),the modern and the secular have not been adequately examined. The conclusion is that the secular cannot be viewed as a successor to religion, or be seen as on the side of the rational. It is a category with a multi-layered history, related to major premises of modernity, democracy, and the concept of human rights. This book will appeal to anthropologists, historians, religious studies scholars, as well as scholars working on modernity.

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Author: Talal Asad
Number of Pages: 280 pages
Published Date: 01 Mar 2003
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Country: Palo Alto, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9780804747684
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