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Identity and the Politics of Scholarship in the Study of Religion - Jose Ignacio Cabezon

Identity and the Politics of Scholarship in the Study of Religion

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Published: 7th October 2004
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Identity and the Politics of Scholarship in the Study of Religion features some of the most well-known and respected scholars in religious studies offering critical reflections on the relationship of identity to scholarship in their field. Similar studies have dealt with these issues of subjectivity and identity in other fields, but none have approached or appreciated the special problems they present for the study of religion. Cabezon and Davaney aim to fill this gap by offering a sophisticated collection on sexual identity and gender, ethnicity, race and religious affiliations and their relation to the study of religions from Christianity to Islam to Buddhism. With a substantial introduction that draws out the main themes, issues and problems addressed throughout the essays collected here, students and scholars in religious studies and theology will find this work insightful, provocative and indispensable. Sheila Greeve Davaney, Jose Ignacio Cabezon, Francisca Cho, Pamela Eisenbaum, Francis X. Clooney, Rita Gross, Tazim Kassam, Marc Ellis, Jeffrey Kripal, Kwasi Wiredu

Introductionp. 1
Between Identity and Footnotesp. 25
Identity and the Work of the Scholar of Religionp. 43
Religious Identity and the Study of Buddhismp. 61
Following in the Footnotes of the Apostle Paulp. 77
Neither Here nor There: Crossing Boundaries, Becoming Insiders, Remaining Catholicp. 99
Religious Identity, Scholarship, and Teaching Religionp. 113
Balancing Acts: Negotiating the Ethics of Scholarship and Identityp. 133
Post-Holocaust Jewish Identity and the Academy: on Traveling the Diaspora and the Experience of the Double Standardp. 163
Being John Woodroffe: Some Mythical Reflections on the Postcolonial Study of Hindu Tantrap. 183
Identity as an Intellectual Problemp. 209
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780415970655
ISBN-10: 0415970652
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 7th October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.8  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1