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  • Asia and the secular

    product_pages.jpgThis afternoon, I was fortunate enough to attend the GSRL's monthly research seminar at Campus Condorcet.

    We enjoyed a remarkable presentation of this book :

    Asia and the Secular, Francophone Perspectives in a Global Age

    • Edited by: Pascal Bourdeaux , Eddy Dufourmont , André Laliberté and Rémy Madinier

    This volume looks at the secular state in the context of contemporary Asia and investigates whether there existed before modernity antecedents to the condition of secularity, understood as the differentiation of the sphere of the religious from other spheres of social life. The chapters presented in this book examine this issue in national contexts by looking at the historical formation of lexicons that defined the "secular", the "secular state," and "secularism". This approach requires paying attention to modern vernacular languages and their precedents in written traditions with often a very long tradition. This book presents three interpretive frameworks: multiple modernities, variety of secularisms, and typologies of post-colonial secular states.


  • Muslims in Latin American and the Caribbean (ebook)

    Capture d’écran 2021-12-17 à 10.37.44.pngMuslims have been shaping the Americas and the Caribbean for more than five hundred years, yet this interplay is frequently overlooked or misconstrued. Brimming with revelations that synthesize area and ethnic studies, Crescent over Another Horizon offers a great Latino American perspective on a wider Islamic world.

    Already published in 2015, it is now available in ebook format.

    This excellent volume includes a chapter on Martinique written by French scholar Liliane Kuczynski  (with also elements on Evangelicals, as part of the religious diversification of the isle).