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Arvidsson, S. (2019). Religion and Politics under Capitalism: A Humanistic Approach to the Terminology. Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Religion and Politics under Capitalism: A Humanistic Approach to the Terminology
2019 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book relates some of the major trends within religion and politics to offer a historical framework with which to assess their interactions and a point of departure for studies to come. The study of the interrelationship between contemporary religious practice and modern politics is divided between several scholarly disciplines, all embracing different terminologies as well as multiple theoretical and philosophical premises. Such diversity of perspectives is to be welcomed, but it can inhibit the ability of academics to form a cohesive and coherent dialogue around the subject.

While critically assessing the historic, sociological, political, theological and anthropological aspects of religion and politics, the book demonstrates the crucial importance of recognising the capitalist economy as the framework for understanding their dynamic relationship. Moreover, it claims that humanism is the proper lens through which to critically engage with religion in society and must be the favoured point of departure for any study within the field.

This book offers a unique overarching viewpoint for of all these divergent scholarly trends and traditions. As such, it will be of significant use to academics in religious studies, political science, sociology and anthropology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge, 2019. p. 166
Series
Routledge Studies in Religion
National Category
Religious Studies History of Religions Political Science
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions; Humanities, Study of Religions; Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80272 (URN)9780367147884 (ISBN)9780429053429 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-02-07 Created: 2019-02-07 Last updated: 2019-05-14Bibliographically approved
Björk, N. & Arvidsson, S. (2018). Absolut individualism är omöjlig. Dagens ETC (2018-05-01)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Absolut individualism är omöjlig
2018 (Swedish)In: Dagens ETC, ISSN 1652-8980, no 2018-05-01Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Vilka är vi – som människor – när vi samlas på första maj? Nina Björk förklarar, tillsammans med Stefan Arvidsson, vad ett socialistiskt kulturarv är eller kan vara. Låt oss kalla det vänsterns mänskliga manifest.

National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies
Research subject
Social Sciences; Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-73779 (URN)
Available from: 2018-05-03 Created: 2018-05-03 Last updated: 2018-06-20Bibliographically approved
Arvidsson, S. (2018). Aryan: Conceptual history. In: Wenda Trevathan (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology: . Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aryan: Conceptual history
2018 (English)In: The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology / [ed] Wenda Trevathan, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The term “Aryan” has occupied a decisive position in the intellectual history of South Asia and the modern Western world. It has moreover played a deeply menacing part in the political history of Europe. During the heyday of the term, its meaning and reference was the object of a struggle between a linguistic and humanistic understanding of “Aryan” and racial, biological‐anthropological usage. This struggle was scholarly and scientific, and at the same time intertwined with the ideological self‐understanding of different groups. This article highlights the pivotal moments in the history of the concept and its relationship to similar terms such as “Nordic” and “Caucasian.”

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2018
National Category
Biological Sciences
Research subject
Humanities, History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55611 (URN)10.1002/9781118584538.ieba0039 (DOI)9781118584538 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-08-17 Created: 2016-08-17 Last updated: 2019-02-11Bibliographically approved
Arvidsson, S., Beneš, J. & Kirsch, A. (2018). Introduction: Socialist imaginations. In: Stefan Arvidsson, Jakub Beneš, Anja Kirsch (Ed.), Socialist Imaginations: Utopias, Myths, and the Masses (pp. 1-18). Abingdon & New York, NY: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Socialist imaginations
2018 (English)In: Socialist Imaginations: Utopias, Myths, and the Masses / [ed] Stefan Arvidsson, Jakub Beneš, Anja Kirsch, Abingdon & New York, NY: Routledge, 2018, p. 1-18Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon & New York, NY: Routledge, 2018
Series
Routledge Studies in Modern History
National Category
History of Religions History Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions; Humanities, History; Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61068 (URN)1138299944 (ISBN)9781138299948 (ISBN)978-1-315-08375-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-03-03 Created: 2017-03-03 Last updated: 2019-05-08Bibliographically approved
Arvidsson, S. (2018). Myths and Utopias, Critics and Caretakers: In Defence of Revisionist History. In: Hugh B. Urban, Greg Johnson (Ed.), Irreverence and the Sacred: Critical Studies in the History of Religions (pp. 103-130). Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Myths and Utopias, Critics and Caretakers: In Defence of Revisionist History
2018 (English)In: Irreverence and the Sacred: Critical Studies in the History of Religions / [ed] Hugh B. Urban, Greg Johnson, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018, p. 103-130Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55609 (URN)9780190911966 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-08-17 Created: 2016-08-17 Last updated: 2019-04-03Bibliographically approved
Arvidsson, S., Beneš, J. & Kirsch, A. (Eds.). (2018). Socialist Imaginations: Utopias, Myths, and the Masses. Abingdon & New York, NY: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socialist Imaginations: Utopias, Myths, and the Masses
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon & New York, NY: Routledge, 2018. p. 280
Series
Routledge Studie in Modern History
National Category
History Political Science History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions; Humanities, History; Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61067 (URN)1138299944 (ISBN)9781138299948 (ISBN)9781315083759 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-03-03 Created: 2017-03-03 Last updated: 2019-05-08Bibliographically approved
Arvidsson, S. (2017). Harry Schein trodde på progressiva framsteg. Dagens Nyheter (2017-04-11)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Harry Schein trodde på progressiva framsteg
2017 (Swedish)In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, no 2017-04-11Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

Diskussionen om Harry Scheins komplicerade förhållande till sitt judiska arv rasar vidare. ”Ulf Öfverbergs inlägg i debatten om Harry Schein visar hur konservativt det kulturpolitiska samtalet har blivit”, skriver Stefan Arvidsson, professor i religionshistoria vid Linnéuniversitetet i en replik.

National Category
Other Humanities Cultural Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-62431 (URN)
Available from: 2017-04-12 Created: 2017-04-12 Last updated: 2017-05-02Bibliographically approved
Arvidsson, S. (2017). [Review of] Michael F. Robinson, The Lost White Tribe: Explorers, Scientists, and the Theory that Changed a Continent, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016 [Review]. Isis (Chicago, Ill.), 108(4), 927-928
Open this publication in new window or tab >>[Review of] Michael F. Robinson, The Lost White Tribe: Explorers, Scientists, and the Theory that Changed a Continent, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016
2017 (English)In: Isis (Chicago, Ill.), ISSN 0021-1753, E-ISSN 1545-6994, Vol. 108, no 4, p. 927-928Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion History and Archaeology
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68601 (URN)000418565100064 ()
Available from: 2017-11-03 Created: 2017-11-03 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Arvidsson, S. (2017). The Style and mythology of socialism: Socialist idealism, 1871-1914. Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Style and mythology of socialism: Socialist idealism, 1871-1914
2017 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Arguably no modern ideology has diffused as fast as socialism. From the mid-nineteenth century to the last quarter of the twentieth, socialist ideals played a crucial part not only in the political sphere, but also influenced the way people worked and played, thought and felt, designed and decorated, hoped and yearned. By proposing general observations on the relationship between socialism, imagination, myth and utopia, as well as bringing the late nineteenth century socialist culture – a culture imbued with Biblical narratives, Christian symbols, classic mythology, rituals from freemasonry, Viking romanticism, and utopian speculations – together under the novel term ‘socialist idealism’, The Style and Mythology of Socialism: Socialist Idealism, 1871–1914 draws attention to the symbolic, artistic and rhetorical ways that socialism originally set the hearts of people on fire.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2017. p. 338
Series
Routledge Studies in Modern History
National Category
History of Ideas History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions; Humanities, History; Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61066 (URN)1138738352 (ISBN)978-1-138-73835-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-03-03 Created: 2017-03-03 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Arvidsson, S. (2016). Debatten om IS. Religion måste ses i dess historiska sammanhang. Dagen Nyheter, 15 jan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Debatten om IS. Religion måste ses i dess historiska sammanhang
2016 (Swedish)In: Dagen Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, Vol. 15 janArticle in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-48829 (URN)
Available from: 2016-01-15 Created: 2016-01-15 Last updated: 2016-02-17Bibliographically approved
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