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ISS Annual Meeting 2021

The Annual Meeting-2021 of the ISS will move to an online format. Our conversation at this meeting will focus on the “Constitution,” a theme that underscores much of the current cultural politics around the world. In order to ensure access to the meeting, we encourage […]

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Scripturalizing Here and There

 The Politics of Meaning ——————— A collaborative project on discourse and power ISS is uniquely positioned to facilitate wide-ranging critical social-cultural analysis and commentary. As ongoing collaborative project, “Scripturalizing Here and There” is opportunity for such a compelling project for the times we share. (Focus […]

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The Countervailing Dynamics of Sanskritization Strategies and Vernacularizing Practices in Hindu Scriptural Traditions

The Countervailing Dynamics of Sanskritization Strategies and Vernacularizing Practices in Hindu Scriptural Traditions Barbara A. Holdrege, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara June 2016 In this essay I will interrogate the complex interplay between what Vincent Wimbush has characterized as the “enslaving” […]

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Scripturalizing Here and There

 The Politics of Meaning ——————— A collaborative project on discourse and power ISS is uniquely positioned to facilitate wide-ranging critical social-cultural analysis and commentary. As ongoing collaborative project, “Scripturalizing Here and There” is opportunity for such a compelling project for the times we share. (Focus […]