Category Archives: BookNotes

SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Tanya Erzen, Fanpire, The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love It

by Kelly Baker In 2008, I picked up the Twilight series because my youngest sister, then a teenager, happened to be reading them. I had just sent my dissertation to my advisor for final edits, and I wanted to read … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Darlene Juschka, Political Bodies/Body Politic: The Semiotics of Gender

By Matt Sheedy Political Bodies/Body Politic: The Semiotics of Gender (2009) by Darlene Juschka, offers a rich analysis that traverses several academic fields, including gender studies, semiotics, cultural theory, and religion, among others, as well as multiple historical periods, such … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Elizabeth A. Castelli, Martyrdom and Memory

By Shaily Shashikant Patel Castelli, Elizabeth A. 2004. Martyrdom and Memory: Early Christian Culture Making. New York: Columbia University Press. Since its publication in 2004, Elizabeth A. Castelli’s Martyrdom and Memory: Early Christian Meaning Making has been recognized as one … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Bruce Lincoln, Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars

By Ipsita Chatterjea A collection of previously published works and new papers, Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars: Critical Explorations in the History of Religions (University of Chicago Press, 2012) is Bruce Lincoln’s response to the incomplete transition away from essentialism and … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Arjun Appadurai, Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger

By Kate Daley-Bailey Arjun Appadurai’s book, Fear of Small Numbers: An Essay on the Geography of Anger (2006), albeit a small physical text (153 pages including the index), castes a colossal shadow over the landscape of multidisciplinary discourse on globalization … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind

By Matt Sheedy Jonathan Haidt’s, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, (2012) offers is a wide-ranging study that blends elements of philosophy and politics, with arguments from his own field of moral, cultural, and … Continue reading

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SORAAAD BookNotes with the Bulletin: Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp: Setting Down the Sacred Past: American Race Histories

By Ipsita Chatterjea In this book, Maffly- Kipp presents the genre of religious denominational histories, memoirs and other publications as carriers of a trans-Atlantic African-Christian consciousness and collective narrative. Framed by the emergence of the black denominations at the end … Continue reading

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