Race, Modernity, Decolonization, and Religion — some papers by Malory Nye
The analysis of race in the study of religion
When a young Sikh man called Deep Rai was attacked and shot outside his home near Seattle in Washington on Saturday 4…
Some thoughts on the Decolonization of Religious Studies
postcolonialism, decoloniality, and the cultural study of religion
Decolonizing the Study of Religion: where to start?
‘Decolonization brings about the repatriation of Indigenous land and life; it is not a metaphor for other things we…
Modernity and the disciplinary formation of religious studies
If we assume there is such a thing as ‘modernity’, is it something that emerged in a unique form out of Europe? And has…
On how the category of religion is a part of settler colonial power
religion and belief as an obfuscation of material things (such as land)
Race and the Study of Religion
— a draft chapter of the next edition of Religion the Basics by Malory Nye
Does Religious Studies have a problem with race?
I have been reading Eric Sharpe’s classic work on the history of Comparative Religion, which was first written in 1972…
Religion is like chocolate
Forrest Gump famously said: ‘My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get…
Burkini bans in France: it’s all about intersectionality
I am struggling to understand the issue of the ‘burkini bans’ in France this week. In the wake of murder, tragedy, and…
Questions to ask in the study of religion
Some things that can help us to get started on what is religion and what are we trying to do with it
Thinking about money and religion: power, belief, and cultural imagination
Is it rational to live your life around something that does not really exist?
I don’t study religion: so what am I doing in the study of religion?
I have considered myself a student of religion for around 30 years now, particularly since the time I enrolled for a…
Intersections in the Cultural Study of Religion: an open-access syllabus
(and reading list to follow…)
He is the editor of the Routledge journal Culture and Religion.