Orientalism and Religion: Post-Colonial Theory, India and "the Mystic East"

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Acknowledgements Introduction - Changing the Subject 1. The Power of Definitions: A Genealogy of the 'Mystical' 2. Disciplining Religion 3. Sacred Texts, Hermeneutics and World Religions 4. Orientalism and Indian Religions 5. The Modern Myth of 'Hinduism' 6. 'Mystic Hinduism': Vedanta and the Politics of Representation 7. Orientalism and the Discovery of 'Buddhism' 8. The Politics of Privatization; Indian Religion and the Study of Mysticism 9. Beyond Orientalism? Religion and Comparativism in a Post-Colonial Era.
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.
Autor: Richard King
Richard King teaches Religious Studies at the University of Stirling. He is the author of Early Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism.

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Autor: Richard King
ISBN-13 :: 9780415202589
ISBN: 0415202582
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.06.1999
Verlag: ROUTLEDGE
Gewicht: 503g
Seiten: 296
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage New
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 234x158x22 mm
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