Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Apparitions and Apparatuses: On the Framing and Staging of Religious Events
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies.
2012 (English)In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion, ISSN 0943-3058, E-ISSN 1570-0682, Vol. 24, no 3, 291-300 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two assumptions associated with the burgeoning field of cultural studies—the indeterminacy of meaning and the strategic play of power determining the limits of knowledge—are often pre- scribed as antidotes to the delusions of religion and scientific realism. We need not wholeheart- edly subscribe to this epistemic relativism to acknowledge that similar assumptions could also apply to situations that are overtly framed and staged within culture so as to invite momentary participation. Despite the occasional insistence on unconditional faith and adherence, this seems especially true of religious behaviour. In demonstrating how such assumptions can be produc- tively redescribed as focal concerns of religious participation, this paper endeavors to remove religion from some of the dichotomous sets (e.g., belief/disbelief, rationality/irrationality, obliga- tion/freedom, agency/chance) in which it often gets entangled. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 24, no 3, 291-300 p.
Keyword [en]
apparatus, divination, indeterminacy, suspension of disbelief, suspension of judgement
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
History of Religion
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-78528DOI: 10.1163/157006812X638274ISI: 000306586000005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-78528DiVA: diva2:541072
Available from: 2012-07-13 Created: 2012-07-13 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Jackson, Peter
By organisation
Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies
In the same journal
Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
History of Religions

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 74 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf