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

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

11. The Trope Has Been Set: Race and Religion as Critical Entanglement

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

Richard W. Newton, Jr. [+-]
University of Alabama
Richard W. Newton, Jr. is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. His research examines the making of social difference in light of the anthropology of scriptures. He also curates the teacher-scholar multimedia resource, Sowing the Seed: Fruitful Conversations in Religion, Culture, and Teaching (sowingtheseed.org).

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This essay is a response to a response on how to theorize the category "race" in the academic study of religion. It present a defense of the argument that both race and religion operate as axes of social difference to be critically redescribed (or mapped) by scholars. This response clarifies and expounds upon how that thesis could be taken up in four subfields: ethnic studies/critical race studies, the history of religion, biblical studies, and American religious history.

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Newton, Jr., Richard W. . 11. The Trope Has Been Set: Race and Religion as Critical Entanglement. Key Categories in the Study of Religion - Contexts and Critiques. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 123-131 Jul 2022. ISBN 9781781799666. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42925. Date accessed: 19 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42925. Jul 2022

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