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Joseph Blankholm – The Rituals of Secular Purification: Four Ways to Purify Religious Pollution

CA, United States

Being secular means not being religious, but it also means participating in a religion-like tradition. This paradox shapes the everyday lives of secular people, as well as institutions that depend on categories like secular, spiritual, religious, and superstitious. Relying on years of ethnographic research among very secular people, this lecture describes four ways of producing […]