Reorientation In The Field – Why Religion Matters (Wendy Felese)

Overview Defining religion as a negotiation about “what it means to be a human in a human place,” David Chidester, in Empire of Religion: Imperialism & Comparative Religion, invites scholars of religious studies to critically examine and name what it is that we are actually teaching, writing about, and researching. Certainly, many…

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Critical Conversations 6 – On Decoloniality With Walter Mignolo (Victor Taylor, Walter Mignolo)

The following is the video and transcript of the sixth “Critical Conversation”, a monthly Zoom seminar with advance registration sponsored by The New Polis and Whitestone Publications and involving indigenous and international scholars. The seminar took place on Jan. 12, 2020 Roger Green: Good morning, everybody. Thank you for your patience. My…

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A Gloss On ‘Political Theology’ And The Psychedelic Nature of Recent Political Unrest (Roger Green)

What follows updates some excerpts from my book, A Transatlantic Political Theology of Psychedelic Aesthetics (Palgrave 2019). Related excerpts may also be found with respect to Walter Benjamin in The Journal For Cultural and Religious Theory. Preparing for our Critical Conversation next week on An American Indian Critique of Sovereignty, a colleague…

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The Primordial Substitute Teacher – Neoliberalism, Racial Capitalism, And The Ideology Of “Students First”, Part 3 (Thomas Joyce)

The following is the last of a three-part series. The first can be found here, the second here. The Subject Supposed to Put Students First Philosopher Campbell Jones’s analysis of recycling offers an excellent analogy for putting students first. Jones examined the statement “today we are supposed to recycle,” and asked…

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Critical Conversations 7 – An American Indian Critique Of Sovereignty (Announcement)

Participants are invited to join us live in the seventh of a monthly series of “Critical Conversations” (Zoom webinars) with eminent scholars from around the globe. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us by email at editor.thenewpolis@gmail.com. If you have not participated in previous seminars, please provide us with…

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Critical Conversations 5 – American Indian Worldview And The Twinned Cosmos Of Indigenous America Transcript (Barbara Alice Mann, Onondawaga, Bear Clan And Tink Tinker, Wazhazhe, Osage Nation, Eagle Clan)

The following is the video and transcript of the fifth “Critical Conversation”, a monthly Zoom seminar with advance registration sponsored by The New Polis and Whitestone Publications and involving indigenous and international scholars. The seminar took place on December 8, 2020. Roger Green: Hi everybody, my name is Roger Green, and I’m…

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Decoloniality And Disintegration Of Western Cognitive Empire – Rethinking Sovereignty And Territoriality In The 21st Century (Call For Presentations And Papers)

The New Polis in collaboration with Metropolitan State University’s Department of English and the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory (part of The Whitestone Foundation of publications) announces a webinar-based online conference in April 2021. The conference is entitled “Decoloniality And Disintegration Of Western Cognitive Empire – Rethinking Sovereignty And Territoriality In The…

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