Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Contesting Labels and the Study of Religion

Fabricating Identities - Russell T. McCutcheon

Anja Kirsch [+-]
University of Basel
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Anja Kirsch is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Basel and the Research Coordinator of the Ph.D. program in Religious Studies of the University of Basel and the University of Zurich. She is also currently serving as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department for Science of Religion at the University of Bern. Her research investigates the narrative relation of religion and the secular. Research interests include the aesthetics of the secular, narrative efficacy and plausibility in literary aesthetics, and the interaction between religion and narrative formats.


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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Kirsch, Anja. Contesting Labels and the Study of Religion. Fabricating Identities. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 45-50 Sep 2017. ISBN 9781781794975. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30533. Date accessed: 14 Apr 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30533. Sep 2017

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