32. Sounds Religious
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Rosalind I.J. Hackett [+]
University of Tennessee
Rosalind I.J. Hackett is Chancellor’s Professor Emerita, and Professor of Religious Studies Emerita at the University of Tennessee. She is also Extraordinary Professor, Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. She publishes in the areas of indigenous religion, new religious movements, gender, art, human rights, and conflict in Africa. Recent (co-edited) books are New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa (2015) and The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism (2015). She is Past President and Honorary Life Member of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR).
Over the relatively short life of the modern-day academic study of religions, scholars have posited a range of conceptual foci to gain analytical purchase on the phenomenon of religion. These include belief, myth, ritual, symbolism, practice, ethics, performance, experience, power, charisma, embodiment, materiality, and visuality. This contribution will discuss what difference it might make to the study of religion if ‘sound’ or ‘aurality’ featured more prominently on that list.