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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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Exciting news from Edge member Matt Sheedy: his new book Owning the Secular: Religious Symbols, Culture Wars, Western Fragility (Routledge, 2021) has just been published!

From the Routledge site:

Drawing on theories of discourse analysis and ideology critique, this study calls attention to an evolution in how secularism, nationalism, [...]

Thu, Jul 29, 2021
Source: Culture on the Edge
Screen shot of article headline on how asymtomatic people can spread COVID-19


One of the curves thrown at us by COVID-19 is that there's a large number of asymptomatic people out there, infecting others but with no sign of infection themselves (which is among the reasons why taking people's temperatures before admitting them to a venue strikes some [...]

Tue, Jul 28, 2020
Source: Culture on the Edge
Two lead characters in the Eurovision movie after they complete their duet performance

I watched the new Rachel McAdams and Will Ferrell movie on Netflix this weekend, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. And then I saw some comments on social media and even online reviews about how unfunny it was. They struck me as entirely missing the point, since I [...]

Mon, Jun 29, 2020
Source: Culture on the Edge