(Excerpt) Making Moderate Islam: Sufism, Service, and the Ground Zero Mosque Controversy

An excerpt from Making Moderate Islam: Sufism, Service, and the “Ground Zero Mosque” Controversy (Stanford University Press, 2016) by Rosemary R. Corbett. With an introduction by the author. Continue Reading →

Brokenheartlands: Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land

Patrick Blanchfield reviews Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild. Continue Reading →

“Don’t Leave Me”: Resisting, Reconfiguring, and Representing Identity in Jill Soloway’s “Transparent”

Geoffrey Pollick explores modes and moments of disidentification in season three of “Transparent” Continue Reading →

Of Rosaries and Revenge: Anticolonial Imaginations of The Legend of Tarzan

“The Legend of Tarzan,” a much-hyped reboot of the popular relic of Western colonialism, suffers from its attempt to build a conscience into a character who never had one, argues Geoffrey Pollick.

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Excerpt: Classifying Christians by Todd S. Berzon

An excerpt from Classifying Christians: Ethnography, Heresiology, and the Limits of Knowledge in Late Antiquity by Todd S. Berzon. Continue Reading →