Religion and Culture (häftad)
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Carrette, Jeremy (red.)
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23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
Religion and Culture (häftad)

Religion and Culture

Häftad Engelska, 1999-06-01
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Postmodern theorist Michel Foucault is best known for his work on "power/ knowledge", and on the regulation of sexuality in modern society. Yet throughout his life, Foucault was continually concerned with Christianity, other spiritual movements and religious traditions, and the death of God, and these themes and materials scattered are throughout his many writings. Religion and Culture collects for the first time this important thinker's work on religion, religious experience, and society. Here are classic essays such as The Battle for Chastity, alongside those that have been less widely read in English or in French. Selections are arranged in three groupings: Madness, Religion and the Avant-Garde; Religions, Politics and the East; and Christianity, Sexuality and the Self: Fragments of an Unpublished Volume. Ranging from Foucault's earliest studies of madness to Confessions of the Flesh, the unpublished fourth volume of his History of Sexuality, his final thoughts on early Christianity, Religion and Culture makes Foucault's work an indispensable part of contemporary religious thought, while also making an important link between religious studies and cultural studies.
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"The reading of [this text] produces a nuanced frame for appreciating Foucault anew, directs readers to key moments and texts, and provides thorough referencing to the critiques made regarding Foucault's gender-blind and race-blind studies.."<br>-Mary Keller, "Journal of the American Academy of Religion <br>"It is valuable in that it brings together for the first time many previously inaccessible pieces by Foucault that will be of interest and use not only to students of theology, but also to students and scholars who have interest in social change, the self, and the society at large.."<br>-Muhammad Ayaz Naseem, Foucault Studies <br>

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Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was one of the most important intellectual figures of the twentieth century. He is known for many significant writings, including The Archaeology of Knowledge (1969) and the first volume of The History of Sexuality (1976). Jeremy R. Carrette is Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Stirling.