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Revisiting the Idea of an Anthropology of Islam
Sponsored by Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
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Revisiting the Idea of an Anthropology of Islam
Lecture by Dr. Talal Asad on April 8, 2015
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In a talk held in the Spring of 2015 at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Dr. Talal Asad revisits his seminal paper, “The Idea of an Anthropology of Islam,” which he first presented at Georgetown's Center for Contemporary Studies nearly 30 years ago. Building on his groundbreaking work, Dr. Asad explores the connections between tradition, authority, and time, while also bringing it into contemporary focus through a discussion of Islamic religious practice and the in turbulent politics of Egypt since the January 2011 popular uprising against Mubarak.

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Talal Asad
Talal Asad

Talal Asad is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at CUNY known for his theoretical contributions on the study of religious practices and politics.

Talal Asad is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His publications include On Suicide Bombing (Columbia University Press, 2007), Formations of the Secular (Stanford University Press, 2003), Genealogies of Religion (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993), and a number of influential articles, including “On Re-reading a Modern Classic: W.C. Smith's The Meaning and End of Religion,” in History of Religions (2001). Asad is a contributor to the SSRC volume Rethinking Secularism (Oxford University Press, 2011). He was awarded the 2014 best book award of the International Political Sociology section of the International Studies Association.

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Revisiting the Idea of an Anthropology of Islam