By the end of this thesis, I have tried to identify a new politics of the secular, one that does not rely on opposition to the Religious. In the definition of where and what is Religious, everyday practices get scaled out of their political significance and which are then made public. Others are made to … More Relations(hip)


The last two weeks has been a tricky period for the development and completion of my thesis. While my three months of unpaid leave commences shortly, there is a considerable amount of rewriting to be done on the six chapters that I have written by now. In the last few days, in combination with The … More Fortnight


I delivered to him a print out of the introduction, chapters one through six and a provisional bibliography. It is by no means finalised and there will be much crafting between now and Valentine’s Day 2014. … More Rocktober


Last Thursday I did not have chapter six of my thesis. This afternoon I have about 9,000 words of it written. I say this not to seek your admiration but to try and give you a sense of what writing this thesis means to me now…with about six months before my self-imposed deadline. (After February … More 6,507