Sensational Religion Paperback

Sensory Cultures in Material Practice


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Sensational Religion

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The result of a collaborative, multiyear project, this groundbreaking book investigates the dynamic constellation of religion, sensation, and materiality, exploring the interpretive worlds of sensory phenomena in material practices of religions. Under the rubric of "making sense," the studies assembled here consider how people have used and valued sensory data. How have they shaped their material and immaterial worlds to encourage or discourage certain kinds or patterns of sensory experience? How have they framed the sensual capacities of images and objects to license a range of behaviors, including iconoclasm, censorship, and accusations of blasphemy or sacrilege? Exposing the dematerialization of religion embedded in secularization theory, editor Sally Promey proposes a fundamental reorientation in understanding the personal, social, political, and cultural work accomplished in religion's sensory and material practice. Sensational Religion refocuses scholarly attention on the robust material entanglements often discounted by modernity's metaphysic and on their inextricable connections to human bodies, behaviors, affects, and beliefs.

Sensational Religion was published by Yale University Press in May 2017. The ISBN for Sensational Religion is 9780300227086.

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Page last updated 14th February 2017
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherYale University Press (May 2017)
Number of Pages720
Height254 mm
Width178 mm
ISBN9780300227086
ISBN-100300227086
Product Code4490484
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