Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Am I a Religious Studies Scholar?

Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

David G. Robertson [+-]
Open University / Religious Studies Project
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David G. Robertson is Co-Editor-In-Chief of the Religious Studies Project and a committee member of the British Association for the Study of Religion. He has published widely on new religions, millennialism, conspiracy theories and critical theory. He is the author of UFOs, Conspiracy Theories and the New Age: Millennial Conspiracism (Bloomsbury, 201He recently guest-edited a special issue of Nova Religio and is the co-editor of After World Religions: Reconstructing Religious Studies (Routledge 2016).


As part of the Working With Culture on the Edge series, this volume pairs early career scholars with members of Culture on the Edge, to explore how social actors identify themselves through their practices and associations. The book is arranged in a series of articles and commentaries that all press the model of seeing what we usually call identity as the result of a series of identifications—actions and circumstances that enable us to understand ourselves as related to others in specific ways. Changing relations result in changing senses of identity. With an introduction and substantive theoretical afterword, the book’s brief main chapters make it an ideal conversation-started in classes or primer for those wishing to rethink how we normally talk about identity.

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Robertson, David. Am I a Religious Studies Scholar?. Fabricating Identities. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 13-19 Sep 2017. ISBN 9781781794975. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30527. Date accessed: 27 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30527. Sep 2017

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