Category Archives: Religious Politics

Fear and Racism in Film

Racism seems to feed on intense fears, portraying ethnic groups as representing an exaggerated threat to social order, employment, and family life. For over a hundred years, films have played an important role in the construction of racial stereotypes, the … Continue reading

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Religious Fundamentalism and Terrorism

Originally posted on Center for the Study of Religious Violence:
Olivier Roy (Professor at the European University Institute, Firenze) is giving a presentation on “Are terrorism and jihadism a consequence of a religious fundamentalist radicalization?” The lecture will be held…

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Un Courage Viril

I am giving a presentation on “Un Courage viril. Le genre et la violence en France pendant les Guerres de religion, 1562-1629,” at the séminaire interne of the Institut d’Études Avancées de Paris on Tuesday 3 February 2015. This presentation … Continue reading

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A French September 11?

The cover of Le Monde, the leading French newspaper, displayed a photo of the spontaneous rally at the place de la République on Wednesday evening, 7 January, following the horrific attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo earlier in the … Continue reading

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Islamic Radicalism or Mental Instability?

A driver deliberately drove his car into pedestrians in Dijon, France, injuring at least eleven people. The driver aggressively swerved into pedestrians at five different locations in the city on the evening of Sunday 21 December. Witnesses reported that the … Continue reading

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Commemorations of Tipu Sultan

Annual celebrations of Republic Day in India this past weekend included controversial commemorations of Tipu Sultan, an Indian ruler who fought British imperial encroachment in the eighteenth century. The BBC reports that “Since the country’s annual Republic Day celebrations on … Continue reading

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Protests Over “Gender Theory” in France

Some French parents have pulled their children out of elementary school over the supposed threat posed by “gender theory” to their children’s well being. According to Le Monde: “des dizaines de parents ont retiré, lundi 27 janvier, leurs enfants de … Continue reading

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