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On the surface, the book appears more cultural studies than religious studies, but this is in fact the book's greatest strength: the essays force us not only to recognise the persuasiveness of origins narratives, but also to consider how intertwined religion is with the other social institutions.
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A man waving a gay pride flag in Canada

Last week, Canada's two most dominant political parties, the Liberals and the Conservatives, released their campaign slogans for the 2019 federal election, to be held on October 21. The incumbent Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, have opted for a stay-the-course sentiment, “Choose Forward,” while the insurgent Conservatives, led by [...]

Tue, Sep 03, 2019
Source: Culture on the Edge
Tourists taking photos of Moore's Large Arch in Columbus, Ohio
Tourists behold Henry Moore's Large Arch (1971) with Eliel Saarinen's First Christian Church (1942) in the background. Photograph by the author

by Travis Cooper

On one humid, overcast summer day, an unpredictable ethnographic experience got me thinking about urban myth-making, sanctioned versus unsanctioned narratives, and contested public space.

The incident occurred as follows.

Among [...]

Wed, Aug 28, 2019
Source: Culture on the Edge
Total amount of money the U.S. spent on ads in 2018

Have you caught the particular angle virtually all mainstream news media, let alone US politicians, are taking regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election?

Most recently, give a listen to this NPR radio story from this morning, in particular the 3:34 point onward, citing the Senate Intelligence [...]

Fri, Jul 26, 2019
Source: Culture on the Edge