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The origin and mission of Material Religion

The origin and mission of Material Religion Abstract Beginning its sixth year of publication, Material Religion is an interdisciplinary journal that seeks to gather the best work from around the world engaged in materializing the study of religions. The editors welcome original scholarship on any religion and from any period in human history that treats material objects and practices as primary evidence and engages in critical reflection on the cultural construction of materiality. In this article the editors reflect on the formation and format of the journal, the force and direction of its articles and other features, the question of what constitutes the material culture of religion, and finally the role of materiality in the current study of religions. Along the way, the editors consider new theories and concerns that have been taken up in the journal's pages and address the range of disciplines and interests that are represented in the different departments of the journal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Religion Taylor & Francis

The origin and mission of Material Religion

Religion , Volume 40 (3): 5 – Jul 1, 2010
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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1096-1151
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0048-721X
DOI
10.1016/j.religion.2010.01.010
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Abstract

Abstract Beginning its sixth year of publication, Material Religion is an interdisciplinary journal that seeks to gather the best work from around the world engaged in materializing the study of religions. The editors welcome original scholarship on any religion and from any period in human history that treats material objects and practices as primary evidence and engages in critical reflection on the cultural construction of materiality. In this article the editors reflect on the formation and format of the journal, the force and direction of its articles and other features, the question of what constitutes the material culture of religion, and finally the role of materiality in the current study of religions. Along the way, the editors consider new theories and concerns that have been taken up in the journal's pages and address the range of disciplines and interests that are represented in the different departments of the journal

Journal

ReligionTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 1, 2010

Keywords: Material culture; Materiality; Visual culture; Body; Objects; Display; Anthropology; Religious studies; Museum studies; Art history

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