The Problem of Nostalgia in the Study of Identity:
Towards a Dynamic Theory of People and Place
Edited by Vaia Touna
This multi-authored work tackles the problem of how to examine the historicity of identity. Through four discrete case studies, each comprising a chapter, seven scholars of religion expose the disconnects in academic discourse on diaspora, identity, and creolization, and suggests ways of achieving greater theoretical clarity in the study of identity—or better, identity claims—as it continually takes shape over time and space.
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Introduction: On the Strategies of Identity Formation
What is African American about African American Religion?
Monica R. Miller
Identifying Nothing: The Construction of the “Nones”
Strategizing Subjectivity: Creolization and Intentionality in Studies of Caribbean Religions
K. Merinda Simmons
Writing Women Out of Woman
Leslie Dorrough Smith
Russell T. McCutcheon