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    Religious Affects

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    Religious Affects

    Religious Affects challenges the notion that religion is inextricably linked to language and belief, proposing instead that it is primarily driven by affects.   Drawing on affect theory, evolutionary biology, and poststructuralist theory, Religious Affects builds on the recent materialist shift in religious studies to relocate religious practices in the affective realm—an insight that helps us better understand how religion is lived in conjunction with systems of power. To demonstrate how religion works affectively, it turns to a series...

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    “Blending seamlessly the most fecund insights of affect theory, evolutionary biology, and critical animal studies, as well as feminist, queer, and postcolonial theories of materiality and embodiment, this bold and trenchant challenge to the ideology of human exceptionalism and its accompanying linguistic fallacy—the refusal to analyze religion and power outside of language and texts—offers a revolutionary and more capacious approach to religion that recovers its visceral intensity and animal generativity.” — Manuel A. Vásquez, author of More...

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    What is
    Affect Theory?

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    What is  Affect Theory?

    Affect theory is an approach to culture, history, and politics that focuses on the role of nonlinguistic forces, or affects. Learn more…

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