Constructing 'Data' in Religious Studies 목차

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Constructing “Data” in Religious Studies provides a critical introduction to the ways in which the category “data” is understood, produced, and deployed in the discipline of religious studies. The volume is organized into four different sections, entitled “Subjects,” “Objects,” “Scholars,” and “Institutions,” with an epilogue by Russell McCutcheon and Aaron Hughes.

The volume’s aim is to reflect, first, on the problems, strategies, and political structures through which scholars identify (and therefore create) data, and second, on the institutions, extensions, and applications of that data. The first three sections are spearheaded by a key essay and followed by four responses, all of which consider how the politics of the academy determine the very nature of the things we purport to study. The fourth section considers what these concepts look like as they are applied and further institutionalized in college and university structures, and itself includes four essays on “teaching,” “departments,” “research,” and “labor.” Finally, the epilogue closes the volume with a consideration on the politics of scholarly collegiality, transforming the data-makers (scholars) into data themselves.



"If I had a Nickel for Every Time": Thinking Critically about Data
Leslie Dorrough Smith

Part I: Subjects

1. Partitioning "Religion" and its Prehistories: Reflections on Categories, Narratives and the Practice of Religious Studies
Annette Yoshiko Reed

Part I Responses

2. A More Subtle Violence: The Footnoting of "the Aboriginal Principle of Witnessing" by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Adam Stewart

3. Categorization and its Discontents
M Adryael Tong

4. Catagorizing Contrariety: Narrative and Taxonomy in the Construction of Sikhism
John Soboslai

5. Interrogating Categories with Ethnography: On the "Five Pillars" of Islam
Jennifer Selby

Part II: Objects

6. Objects and Objections: Methodological Reflections on the Data for Religious Studies
Matthew Baldwin

Part II Responses

7. The Red Hot Iron: Religion, Nonreligion and the Material
Petra Klug

8. Surprised by History: A Response to Baldwin
Holly White

9. Governance and Public Policy as Critical Objects of Investigation in the Study of Religion
Peggy Schmeiser

10. Negative Dialektik and the Question Concerning the Relation between Objects and Concepts: A Response to Matthew Baldwin
Lucas Wright

Part III: Scholars

11. "[T]he Thing itself Always Steals Away": Scholars and the Constitution of their Objects of Study
Craig Martin

Part III Responses

12. Scholars and the Framing of Objects
Vaia Touna

13. Serial Killers and Scholars of Religion
Martha Smith Roberts

14. Caffeinated and Half Baked Realities: Religion as the Opium of the Scholar
Jason W.M. Ellsworth

15. On the Seminal Adventure of the Trace: A Response to Craig Martin
Joel Harrison

Part IV: Institutions

16. Labor: Finding the Devil in Indiana Jones: Mythologies of Work and the State of Academic Labor
James Dennis Lo Russo

17. Teaching: Teaching in the Ideological State of Religious Studies: Notes Towards a Pedagogical Future
Richard Newton

18. Departments: Competencies and Curricula: The Role of Academic Departments in Shaping the Study of Religion
Rebekka King

19. Research: Religious Studies Research in an Era of Neoliberalization
Gregory D. Alles

The Gatekeeping Rhetoric of Collegiality in the Study of Religion
Russell T. Mc Cutcheon, Aaron W. Hughes