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Orientalism and Religion: Postcolonial Theory, India and 'the Mystic East'

King, Richard (1999) Orientalism and Religion: Postcolonial Theory, India and 'the Mystic East'. Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 296 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-20258-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Orientalism and Religion offers us a timely discussion of the implications of contemporary post-colonial theory for the study of religion. Richard King examines the way in which notions such as mysticism, religion, Hinduism and Buddhism are taken for granted. He shows us how religion needs to be reinterpreted along the lines of cultural studies. Drawing on a variety of post-structuralist and post-colonial thinkers, such as Foucault, Gadamer, Said, and Spivak, King provides us with a challenging series of reflections on the nature of Religious Studies and Indology.

Item Type: Book
Additional information: Indian edition: New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2000. Indonesian edition: Jakarta: Qalam Press, 2003, title 'Agama, Orientalisme dan Poskolonialisme' 979-9440-08-4
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Religious Studies
Depositing User: Richard King
Date Deposited: 15 May 2013 10:56 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33903 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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