Speaking the Impossible 'No'

Authors

  • Robert Anthony Orsi Northwestern University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v43i1.7

Keywords:

Asad, Geertz, religious studies, Catholicism, survivors of clerical sexual abuse

Abstract

A critical appreciation of the impact of Talal Asad's "The Construction of Religion as an Anthropological Category" to the study of religion.

Author Biography

Robert Anthony Orsi, Northwestern University

Grace Craddock Nagle Professor of Catholic Studies

References

Asad, Talal. 1993. Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins.

Geertz, Clifford. 1973. The Interpretation of Cultures. New York: Basic Books.

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 1999. A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Winnicott, D.W. 1971. Playing and Reality. London and New York: Routledge.

Published

2014-02-14

How to Cite

Orsi, R. (2014). Speaking the Impossible ’No’. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 43(1), 7-11. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v43i1.7

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