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Re-imagining race and representation: The black body in the Nation of Islam
As a project located in the academic field of the study of African American religion, this dissertation examines the black body in four critical moments of the Nation of Islam (NOI), represented by the ministries of Elijah ...
Saying and unsaying mysticism: The problem of defining mysticism in the social sciences
The use of "mysticism" and "mystic" as analytical terms in the social sciences is found to be problematic. Through an overview of current attempts to define the terms and a discussion of the use of the terms by representative ...
A grassroots war on poverty: Community action and urban politics in Houston, 1964-1976
Grassroots studies of the implementation of the federal antipoverty initiatives of the 1960s and 1970s are showing that the War on Poverty did not operate in a vacuum; rather, it was profoundly shaped by a multifarious ...
Secularisation et experience religieuse: L'ambiguite de la modernite
Related but not limited to French studies, my work seeks to understand the variety and complexity of religion and religious experience today. With the rise of modernity, Western societies came first to doubt the foundations ...
Crushed pearls: The revival and transformation of the Buddhist nuns' order in Taiwan
This dissertation examines the impacts of religious movements through a multi-layered study of the Buddhist renaissance that emerged in Taiwan in the 1980s. By examining this historically important development, I clarify ...