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November 2018

Atmospheric Citizenship: Sonic Movement and Public Religion in Shi’ite Mumbai

November 13 @ 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm
Knox Hall, Room 208, 606 West 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027
New York, NY 10027 US
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Part of IRCPL's Rethinking Public Religion Project Patrick Eisenlohr - Atmoshperic Citizenship: Sonic Movement and Public Religion in Shi'ite Mumbai This talk will focus on the sonic dimensions of religious life and place-making in Mumbai, and its connections to a “right to the city” for people facing a precarious future. Muslim traders were among the original inhabitants of Bombay and played a crucial role in its rise to the imperial hub of the Indian Ocean, and finally a global city. In…

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December 2018

Religion as a Problem of Attention: Asceticism and Spectacle in Orthodox Ethiopia

December 4 @ 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm
Knox Hall, Room 208, 606 West 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027
New York, NY 10027 US
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Part of IRCPL's Rethinking Public Religion Project Tom Boylston - Religion as a Problem of Attention: Asceticism and Spectacle in Orthodox Ethiopia In this lecture, Dr. Tom Boylston will discuss contemporary Orthodox Christian revival in Ethiopia from two perspectives: the ascetic cultivation of attention to God through fasting, and the capture of public attention through preaching movements, public exorcisms, and educational drives. Orthodox Christians in Addis Ababa agree that it is acceptable and necessary to use media for the promotion…

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