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Jørn Borup

Konstruktion, rekonstruktion og strategiske essentialismer

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Essentialism has been one of the key critique points against pre-postmodern religious (and cultural) studies, resulting not only in misrepresentations but also in legitimating ethnocentrism and hegemony (as revealed by postcolonial studies). This article claims that constructions ("inventions") and essentialisms are natural and universally to be found in also the other's cultural and religious worlds, and that "strategic essentialism" is an important phenomenon to be studied, but not taken at face value, in scientific nd political debates on representation.
Translated title of the contributionConstruction, reconstruction and strategic essentialisms
Original languageDanish
JournalReligionsvidenskabeligt Tidsskrift
Issue50
Pages (from-to)11-20
Number of pages10
ISSN0108-1993
Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Research areas

  • Construction, essentialism, study of religion

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