|Time:||Wed Nov 28 2012 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM|
Scholars' Convocation: Charles Hirschkind, "Salafi Islam, Online Ethics and the Future of the Egyptian Revolution".
Charles Hirschkind is associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests concern religious practice, media technologies, and emergent forms of political community in the urban Middle East and Europe. His book, "The Ethical
Soundscape: Cassette Sermons and Islamic Counterpublics" (Columbia 2006), was awarded the 2007-2008 Sharon Stevens First Book Prize by the American Ethnological Society. He is also the co-editor (with David Scott) of Powers of the Secular Modern: Talal Asad and his Interlocutors (2005). Other recent publications include "Beyond Secular and Religious:
An Intellectual Genealogy of Tahrir Square" (American Ethnologist 2012), "Is There a Secular Body?" (Cultural Anthropology 2011), "Media, Mediation, Religion" (Social Anthropology 2011). His current project is based in southern Spain and explores some of the different ways in which Europe’s Islamic past inhabits its present, unsettling contemporary efforts to secure Europe’s Christian civilizational identity.
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