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Orientalism and religion : post-colonial theory, India and the mystic East

Author: Richard King
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1999.
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Orientalism and Religion offers a timely discussion of the implications of contemporary post-colonial theory for the study of religion. It draws on post-structuralist and post-colonial thinkers to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard King
ISBN: 0415202574 9780415202572 0415202582 9780415202589
OCLC Number: 222687186
Description: viii, 283 pages
Contents: The power of definitions: a genealogy of the idea of 'the mystical' --
Disciplining religion --
Sacred texts, hermeneutics and world religions --
Orientalism and Indian religions --
The modern myth of 'Hinduism' --
'Mystic Hinduism': Vedanta and the politics of representation --
Orientalism and the discovery of 'Buddhism' --
The politics of privatization: Indian religion and the study of mysticism --
Beyond orientalism? Religion and comparativism in a postcolonial era.
Responsibility: Richard King.

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