Month: May 2017

RB019 Exploring the Burkini Ban with intersectionality (Religion Bites Podcast)

Summary: To understand the burkini bans in France in summer 2016, our starting point needs to be based on an assumption of intersectionality. The bans are not only about religion or security, they also involve gender, sexuality, race, power, and history.       LISTEN NOW http://media.blubrry.com/malorynye/p/traffic.libsyn.com/malorynye/RB019_Burkini_ban_and_intersectional.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Episode notes What is going on with the burkini ban (or literally bans) in southern France? There can be no doubt that many French people are in fear at the moment. Not only of the tangible threat of Daesh (ISIS) political violence, but...

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RB018 Religion is like chocolate? (Religion Bites Podcast)

Summary:   The history of the idea of chocolate is somewhat similar to the history of how we think about religions. Chocolate became chocolate through colonial encounter and appropriation. Without colonialism, we would not talk about chocolate – the same with religion.           LISTEN NOW http://media.blubrry.com/malorynye/p/traffic.libsyn.com/malorynye/RB018_Religion_is_like_chocolate.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Episode notes Religion is like chocolate. I don’t mean this literally. Religion is not chocolate, and chocolate is not religion. But there are similarities. The thing we assume chocolate to be was created, developed, and economically controlled by particular European...

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