Orientalism and Religion

Orientalism and Religion

Postcolonial Theory, India and 'the Mystic East'

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Orientalism and Religion offers us a timely discussion of the implications of contemporary post-colonial theory for the study of religion. Richard King examines the way in which notions such as mysticism, religion, Hinduism and Buddhism are taken for granted. He shows us how religion needs to be reinterpreted along the lines of cultural studies. Drawing on a variety of post-structuralist and post-colonial thinkers, such as Foucault, Gadamer, Said, and Spivak, King provides us with a challenging series of reflections on the nature of Religious Studies and Indology.
Orientalism and Religion offers us a timely discussion of the implications of contemporary post-colonial theory for the study of religion. Richard King examines the way in which notions such as mysticism, religion, Hinduism and Buddhism are taken for granted. He shows us how religion needs to be reinterpreted along the lines of cultural studies. Drawing on a variety of post-structuralist and post-colonial thinkers, such as Foucault, Gadamer, Said, and Spivak, King provides us with a challenging series of reflections on the nature of Religious Studies and Indology.

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Discusses the implications of contemporary postcolonial theory for the study of religion. Examines the way in which notions such as "mysticism," "religion," "Hinduism," and "Buddhism" are taken for granted, and shows how "religion" might be redescribed in terms of cultural studies, drawing on a variety of post-structuralist and postcolonial thinkers including Foucault, Gadamer, Said, and Spivak. The author is a reader in religious studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999
ISBN: 9781134632350
1134632355
9780203006085
0203006089
9780203158548
0203158547
9780195653052
019565305X
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (viii, 283 pages)

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