In Frames of War, Judith Butler makes an effort to get behind what it is about the use of the word “terrorism” that makes it so problematic. She cites extensively, in the essay entitled Non-Thinking and the Normative, from Talal Asad’s work on the abhorrence of the suicide bomber. She states: “We judge a world we… More Writing, a little at a time
This post appeared earlier today on the Bulletin for the Study of Religion. Late last week, a majority of citizens in Ireland voted to accept same-sex marriage. Many states in Europe and North America have legislated for same-sex marriage but Ireland’s citizens voted to amend the country’s constitution. 62% (or about 1.2 million people) of… More That Irish Vote for Same-Sex Marriage.
Conference season rolls around again. There’s a regularity to it that can be comforting. This year however I have been confining efforts to my defaults: the Conference of Irish Geographers and the conference of the ISASR. I attended both within ten days of each other. The ISASR annual conference was a one day affair on… More Conference season…again.