“Secularisms in a Postsecular Age?” (Mapril et al., eds.)

In January, Palgrave MacMillan will release Secularisms in a Postsecular Age? Religiosities and Subjectivities in Comparative Perspective edited by Jose Mapril (New University of Lisbon), Ruy Blanes (University of Bergen), Emerson Giumbelli (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul), and Erin K. Wilson (University of Groningen). The publisher’s description follows:

Palgrave MacMillanThis volume ethnographically explores the relation between secularities and religious subjectivities. As a consequence of the demise of secularization theory, we live in an interesting intellectual moment where the so-called ‘post-secular’ coexists with the secular, which in turn has become pluralized and historicized. This cohabitation of the secular and post-secular is revealed mainly through political dialectical processes that overshadow the subjective and inter-subjective dimensions of secularity, making it difficult to pinpoint concrete sites, agents, and objects of expression.

Drawing on cases from South America, Africa, and Europe, contributors apply key insights from religious studies debates on the genealogies and formations of both religion and secularism. They explore the spaces, persons, and places in which these categories emerge and mutually constitute one another.

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