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Marked Flesh, Holy Flesh

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Sainthood and Race

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In popular imagination, saints exhibit the best characteristics of humanity, universally recognizable but condensed and embodied in an individual. Recent scholarship has asked an array of questions concerning the historical and social contexts of sainthood, and opened new approaches to its study. What happens when the category of sainthood is interrogated and inflected by the problematic category of race? Sainthood and Race: Marked Flesh, Holy Flesh explores this complicated relationship by examining two distinct characteristics of the saint's body: the historicized, marked flesh and the universal, holy flesh. The essays in this volume comment on this tension between particularity and universality by combining both theoretical and ethnographic studies of saints and race across a wide range of subjects within the humanities. Additionally, the book's group of emerging and established religion scholars enhances this discussion of sainthood and race by integrating topics such as gender, community, and colonialism across a variety of historical, geographical, and religious contexts.
This volume raises provocative questions for scholars and students interested in the intersection of religion and race today.

Sainthood and Race was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in September 2014. The ISBN for Sainthood and Race is 9780415740128.

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Details for Sainthood and Race

Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (September 2014)
Number of Pages232
Thickness23 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4270703
Page last updated 16th August 2018
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