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Cities as One Site for Religion and Violence

Saskia Sassen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence

January 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion; Interfaith Relations. 5701 words.

This chapter covers the question of organized religions in the complex global modernity. It explores a range of interactions between the rise of cities as key global spaces for economic,...

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Religious Terrorism as Performance Violence

Mark Juergensmeyer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence

January 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Comparative Religion; Sociology of Religion; Interfaith Relations. 6553 words.

This chapter describes religious terrorism as “performance violence,” illustrating that performance violence is planned in order to obtain tangible goals, and also to theatrically enact and...

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