A response to “Modest Dress Beyond the Headscarf” by Saskia Warren, PhD I listened with great interest to Elizabeth Bucar’s podcast interview with Candace Mixon. In particular, I was animated by her discussion of how fashion offers an alternative to textual analysis of religion by privileging the visual, material cultures, and everyday practices. In this […]
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A Response to “LDS Garments and Agency” HEADER by Laura Morlock, PhD HEADER The dressed body mediates between the inner self and the surrounding world. It establishes our identities in social spaces where these can be uncertain and acts as a symbol through which we are read and can read others (however ambiguous these readings […]
The barrier of the Temple Garment both shapes and impedes the outward creation of the identity of the Mormon woman.
Many Canadians see themselves as a nation that champions human rights and diversity, alongside and entwined with ideals of secularism and religious neutrality. This often leads to disputes around what constitutes “diversity.”
Music forcefully reminds us of religion’s timebound nature and holds its own systems of rhythm and inflection—you cannot skim music the way you can cram a text.
“By focusing entirely on cohort turnover, we may be missing some important individual-level changes in religious expression across the life course.”
Supernatural horror’s depiction of religion takes place note only within fantastic spaces but can also depict the uncanny elements of religious belief within an otherwise recognizable “heimlich” space.
Legendary figures and other forms of folklore need to be understood in relation to the vast configuring of social relationships and structures that are part of cultural expression. As the efficacy of these mediating structures erode, individuals lose the influences from the values of a wide range of groups. Here, the idea of a cyberspace community is really an illusion.
The vacuum created by the blatant abuses of power by suddenly illegitimate authorities has exposed the spiritual needs of starving Americans, from sea to shining sea.
Previous generations have not been influenced to change and adapt as quickly as Millennials and Generation Z
In Switzerland, immigrants are in general expected to ‘culturally and socially integrate’, while ethno-cultural differences are, at the same time, perceived as enriching and ethno-cultural identities and thus not totally expected to be abandoned.
Were publications written decades ago for “women-only” already part of history or not? What to do when a certain publication was designated as “available to women scholars only” in one feminist archive but was unrestricted in another?
Religious differences are used to create dissent, which is then instrumentalized for political gains.
The institutional accommodation (and implied endorsement) of Bible-in-Schools engenders an unwarranted complacency towards monitoring of groups and materials by school boards and parents alike.
Through virtual extensions of her material presence, Amma has transformed herself into a non-sectarian religious “brand,” competing for devotees in a growing soteriological marketplace.