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Journal Cover Critical Research on Religion
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   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 2050-3032 - ISSN (Online) 2050-3040
   Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [838 journals]
  • Critical theory of religion vs. critical religion
    • Authors: Goldstein, W. S; King, R, Boyarin, J.
      Pages: 3 - 7
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T21:27:18-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/2050303216630077
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Re-posing the "Muslim Question"
    • Authors: Selby, J. A; Beaman, L. G.
      Pages: 8 - 20
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T21:27:18-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/2050303216630541
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Muslims' integration as a way to defuse the "Muslim Question": insights
           from the Swiss case
    • Authors: Gianni; M.
      Pages: 21 - 36
      Abstract: The article argues that in European public debates the Muslim Question is performed by and linked to the issues of Muslims' integration and recognition as political (unthreatening) subjects. I suggest that, in order to defuse the performative negative effects of the Muslim Question on Muslims' democratic agency, we should address it without rendering them invisible in the public sphere and in enhancing their political agency. Drawing from an analysis of the Swiss case I show that integration because adjustment entails a depoliticization and a normalization of Muslims' political agency. In this way, integration as a process acts as an alternative and as a way to empower Muslim political subjectivity and therefore the fairest way to tackle the undemocratic impact of the Muslim Question.
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T21:27:18-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/2050303216630070
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Visibility, transparency and gossip: How did the religion of some
           (Muslims) become the public concern of others?
    • Authors: Amiraux; V.
      Pages: 37 - 56
      Abstract: Over the last 30 years, the publicly visible "otherness" embodied by the Muslim population in the member states of the European Union has sparked movements of transnational public discussions mainly driven by the fear of the collapse of "national cohesion." This paper engages theoretically with the idea that these debates have become an ordinary trap for European publics, France being the main illustration in the text. It is more specifically concerned with the discussions surrounding the recent ban on the wearing of the full veil in French public space, asking: what does the omnipresence of public discussions about religious otherness reveal of the national culture of citizenship? What are the epistemological and political implications of the evaluation of daily individual experiences as criminal in secular contexts? The text develops some speculative readings of the public experience arising from the visibility of Islamic religious signs and the capital attached to their visibility.
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T21:27:18-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/2050303216640399
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Exploring the intricacies and dissonances of religious governance: The
           case of Quebec and the discourse of request
    • Authors: Barras; A.
      Pages: 57 - 71
      Abstract: This article interrogates the extent to which institutional discourses on the governance of religious minorities are useful to think about the complexity of how religion gets negotiated in the quotidian. It takes as its starting point the exploration of the discourse on religious governance in the province of Quebec organized around the notion of request for accommodations. Through an analysis of public policy documents, it examines facets of this discourse of request, including the role it plays in delimiting what we imagine the religious (and Islam, in particular) to be and how we imagine it to work. Second, drawing on interviews with self-identified Muslims in Montreal, the article explores how piety gets negotiated in their everyday. These narratives are approached as fertile sites to think differently about the recognition of difference. This two-pronged perspective acts as an invitation to think more broadly about not only what institutional discourses "produce" but also what they "obscure."
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T21:27:18-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/2050303216630066
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • "Muslimness" and multiplicity in qualitative research and in government
           reports in Canada
    • Authors: Selby; J. A.
      Pages: 72 - 89
      Abstract: With reference to a qualitative study on everyday religiosity among Muslims in St. John's, Canada, this paper examines trends in academic sources and public policy on Islam that over-privilege the most committed practitioners, thereby narrowly depicting "Muslimness." I situate this overemphasis by reflecting on what Mamdani calls "culture talk," an essentializing discourse heightened in the post-9/11 west (c.f. Shryock on "Islamophilia"). Interview data, along with a trend in social scientific research on Muslims that emphasize the most pious and the outcomes following the Ontario "Boyd Report" and the Quebecois "Bouchard–Taylor Report" show the pervasiveness of culture talk that erases Muslim multiplicity.
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T21:27:18-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/2050303216630298
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • The intimate and the stranger: Approaching the "Muslim question" through
           the eyes of female converts to Islam
    • Authors: Mossiere; G.
      Pages: 90 - 108
      Abstract: Drawing on an ethnography among Quebecois and French female new Muslims, I consider how converts epitomize and embody the "encounter" between Muslim and western societies. By choosing Islam, converts position themselves on the margins, giving them a unique perspective on the "West." My participants’ reflexive narratives hinge on continuity/disruption dialectics that dissolve the commonly held dichotomy between Sameness and Otherness. In analyzing these narratives, I view subjectivity as a rhetorical construction and elaborate upon converts’ daily intimate encounters and dialogues with Otherness in social spaces. In light of Simmel’s figure of the Stranger based on distance and proximity, I show that converts’ experiences echo the "pacific coexistence" that Muslim and European populations have experienced historically. I argue that narratives are crucial to understanding how Islam—as a political and symbolic language of Otherness—can help frame and profile emergent western subjects and identities.
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T21:27:18-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/2050303216630067
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Joerg Rieger and Pui-lan Kwok, Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude
    • Authors: Tremlett, P.-F; Wanless, C.
      Pages: 109 - 111
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T21:27:18-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/2050303216630071
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • George Gonzalez, Shape-Shifting Capital: Spiritual Management, Critical
           Theory, and the Ethnographic Project
    • Authors: Surin; K.
      Pages: 111 - 113
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T21:27:18-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/2050303216630075
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Andrew McKinnon and Marta Trzebiatowska (eds), Sociological Theory and the
           Question of Religion
    • Authors: Spickard; J. V.
      Pages: 114 - 115
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T21:27:18-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/2050303216630074
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Christina Petterson, The Missionary, the Catechist and the Hunter:
           Foucault, Protestantism, and Colonialism
    • Authors: Docker; J.
      Pages: 115 - 119
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T21:27:18-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/2050303216630076
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Joyce E. Williams and Vicky M. MacLean, Settlement Sociology in the
           Progressive Years. Faith, Science, and Reform. Studies in Critical Social
           Sciences Series
    • Authors: Blasi; A. J.
      Pages: 119 - 122
      PubDate: 2016-04-07T21:27:18-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/2050303216630072
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2016)
       
 
 
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