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Religion: Material Dynamics

David Chidester


Religion: Material Dynamics is a lively resource for thinking about religious materiality and the material study of religion. Deconstructing and reconstructing religion as material categories, social formations, and mobile circulations, the book explores the making, ordering, and circulating of religious things. Part 1 revitalizes basic categories—animism and sacred, space and time—by situating them in their material production and testing their analytical viability. Part 2 examines religious formations as configurations of power that operate in material cultures and cultural economies and are ... More

Keywords: body, categories, circulations, colonialism, formations, imperialism, material religion, mobility, oceans, sacred

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520297654
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520297654.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Chidester, author
University of Cape Town