P22
Religions, jurisdictions, sovereignties: ethnographies of religious and political contestation (PT/EN/ES)
Convenors:
Ruy Blanes (University of Gothenburg)
Emerson Giumbelli (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
Location:
Auditório 2, Ciências Veterinárias (Map 30)
Start time:
11 September, 2013 at 9:30
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

In this panel we propose to discuss the agency and presence of religion in the public space through the political concepts of "jurisdiction" and "sovereignty", addressing issues of territorialization and visibility.

Long abstract:

In this panel we propose to discuss the agency and presence of religion in the (historical and contemporary) public space through the political concepts of "jurisdiction" and "sovereignty", addressing issues of territorialization and visibility. We intend to create a field of reflection that simultaneously serves as empirical mapping and methodological reflection on the anthropological and/or interdisciplinary study of religion as a political phenomenon. We seek contributions that address contexts of resistance, contestation and vindication in the political-religious field - from territorial imaginings and utopian alternatives to the secular nation state, the problem of religious pluralism (discussed mainly through its symbolic aspects) and the configuration of blasphemies - and at the same time reflect on the different heuristic possibilities for its understanding from within the anthropological discipline.