RACE.ED – Beyond the Secular: Jacques Derrida and the Theologico-Political Complex
This seminar, co-hosted by RACE.ED and the University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, examines the contemporary relationship between religion and politics, turning to the work of Jacques Derrida to interrogate the foundations of modern secular discourse. Addressing the challenge that the resurgence of public religions poses to modern epistemic models and political forms, the talk illuminates secularism's entanglements with the legacy of colonialism, exposing the racial features of secular understandings about language, epistemology, religion and politics that travel worldwide through processes of globalization.
With Andrea Cassatella, Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University
Chaired by Shadaab Rahemtulla, School of Divinity
- Andrea Cassatella, Makerere University
- Shadaab Rahemtulla, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh