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  • Secular Translations by Talal Asad
    Secular Translations (English, Paperback)

    In Secular Translations, anthropologist Talal Asad reflects on his lifelong engagement with secularism and its contradictions. He draws out the ambiguities in our concepts of the religious and the secular through a rich consideration of translatability and untranslatability.

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  • On Suicide Bombing by Talal Asad
    On Suicide Bombing (English, Hardback)

    Questions Western assumptions regarding death and killing. This title scrutinizes the idea of a "clash of civilizations," the claim that "Islamic jihadism" is the essence of modern terror, and the arguments put forward by liberals to justify war in our time.

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  • Genealogies of Religion by Talal Asad
    Genealogies of Religion (English, Paperback)

    He argues that "religionis a construction of European modernity, a construction that authorizes-for Westerners and non-Westerners alike-particular forms of "history making."

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  • Is Critique Secular? by Talal Asad
    Is Critique Secular? (English, Paperback)

    Four leading thinkers confront the paradoxes and dilemmas attending the supposed stand-off between Islam and liberal democratic values.

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  • Formations of the Secular by Talal Asad
    Formations of the Secular (English, Paperback)

    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. The focus is on major historical shifts that have shaped secular sensibilities and attitudes towards Islam in the modern West and the Middle East.

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  • Secular Translations by Talal Asad
    Secular Translations (English, Hardback)

    In Secular Translations, anthropologist Talal Asad reflects on his lifelong engagement with secularism and its contradictions. He draws out the ambiguities in our concepts of the religious and the secular through a rich consideration of translatability and untranslatability.

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  • Anthropology & The Colonial Encounter by Talal Asad
    Anthropology & The Colonial Encounter (English, Paperback)

    "We have been reminded time and again by anthropologists of the ideas and ideals of the Enlightenment in which the intellectual inspiration of anthropology is supposed to lie. But anthropology is also rooted in an unequal power encounter between the West and the Third World, which goes back to the emergence of bourgeois Europe, an encounter in which colonialism is merely one historical moment. It...

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  • Is Critique Secular? by Talal Asad
    Is Critique Secular? (English, Paperback)

    Taking the controversial Danish cartoons of Mohammad as a point of departure, this title inquires into the evaluative frameworks at stake in understanding the conflicts between blasphemy and free speech, between religious taboos and freedoms of thought and expression, and between secular and religious world views.

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