3. Religious Studies and the Jargon of Authenticity
Hijacked - A Critical Treatment of the Public Rhetoric of Good and Bad Religion - Leslie Dorrough Smith
Jason A. Josephson Storm [+]
This essay responds to Aaron Hughes’s essay “Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: Neo-Orientalism and the Study of Religion” from the perspective of Buddhist studies, engaging with the insider/outsider problem in religious studies and questions of value-neutrality in the social sciences by challenging the often unstated view that insiders have privileged access as well as the claim that outsiders are necessarily more critical.