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The ISS Book Series will be part of the ISS way of extending and deepening and focusing conversation about issues that matter. The success of the venture will depend on your willingness to contribute. ISS asks all of you to consider contributing to the series. […]

THE GUMBÉ - ISS BLOG

Watch: Conversations on Caste and Race

In 𝘊𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴, Isabel Wilkerson brings together the freighted categories of “race” and “caste” and argues that, while the two are not synonymous, they “can and do coexist in the same culture and serve to reinforce each other.” Wilkerson suggests that […]

THE ABENG - ISS JOURNAL

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 […]