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May 28, 2021

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 […]
April 25, 2021

MR. GEORGE FLOYD—AMERICAN SCRIPTURE

In the wake of the court proceedings and jury decision regarding the killing of Mr. George Floyd, a friend of many years asked me what thoughts I had. He had in mind more specifically whether I thought that any real changes might now be set […]
March 10, 2021

ISS Book Series

Scripturalization:Discourse, Formation, PowerNew Series at Lexington/Fortress Academic This new book series aims to model for our times a new kind of scholarship—creative, disciplinarily transgressive, intellectually and politically interruptive. It is committed to radical excavation of the psycho-politics and -logics, the dynamics and mimetics/performances, the perduring […]
February 1, 2021

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 […]
January 16, 2021

Scripturalization and the Performance of the Scriptural

Why is the mimetically scriptural presumed to be good, asks Vincent Wimbush in this response to the Religious Studies Project’s interview with Richard Newton on “Roots as Scripture and Scriptures as Roots.” Read more at: https://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/response/scripturalization-and-the-performance-of-scriptural/
October 11, 2020

In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OFAND IN GRATITUDE TOCONSTANCE H BUCHANANWHO AS SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER, FORD FOUNDATIONWAS FIERCE SUPPORTER AND FRIEND OFISS https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/10/04/metro/constance-hall-buchanan-pioneering-leader-womens-studies-religion-harvard-dies-73/