Key Categories in the Study of Religion - Contexts and Critiques - Rebekka King

Key Categories in the Study of Religion - Contexts and Critiques - Rebekka King

5. Paper Terrorism as Counter-Conduct

Key Categories in the Study of Religion - Contexts and Critiques - Rebekka King

Michael J. McVicar [+-]
Florida State University
Michael J. McVicar is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at Florida State University. He teaches classes on American religious history and is the author of Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism (2015)

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This chapter offers a brief reflective response to the other contributions in the “Citizenship and Politics” section of this book. It returns to the problem of the “sovereign citizen” movement to consider the problem of nationalism as it relates to contemporary religious identities. The chapter use the ideas of French philosopher Michel Foucault to argue that the “paper terrorism” legal techniques of sovereign citizens can be interpreted as “counter conducts” that reject nationalism in favor of a more amorphous and troubling concept of citizenship that strives to escape conventional mechanisms of state discipline.

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McVicar, Michael. 5. Paper Terrorism as Counter-Conduct. Key Categories in the Study of Religion - Contexts and Critiques. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 67-70 Jul 2022. ISBN 9781781799666. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42924. Date accessed: 16 Aug 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42924. Jul 2022

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