Reading Logs 4

Reading Logs 4 - Upasana Sonik Global 1 TA: Dan Fibiger...

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Upasana Sonik Global 1 TA: Dan Fibiger July 31, 2008 Krishnan Kumar and Ekaterina Makarova, “Interview with Jose Casanova”: Krishnan Kumar and Ekaterina Makarova’s Interview with Jose Casanova is an interview with Jose Casanova, in where he begins by stating that globalization is an “inevitable, structural context of the contemporary human condition” (34). He does not believe that globalization is responsible for the resurgence of religion because he states that religion had already existed before globalization. Casanova believes in three levels in which religion was developed in globalized grounds. The first is that of the global condition, the second, individual and collective group identities, and the third, nation as a primary imagined community. Casanova believes that religion is becoming depoliticized, (political), and also becoming deprivatized (public). This can be related to Thomas Friedman’s It’s a Flat World, After All , being that the advancements of globalization in technology have aroused public attention in the political sphere, thus, creating more tension between nations. Mark Juergensmeyer, “Terror in the Name of God”: Mark Juergensmeyer’s Terror in the Name of God depicts on the phenomenon noted since the end of the Cold War. Juergensmeyer notes that these violent acts can be equated to what they are doing in a cosmic level, (religion), meaning that these violent acts are not done because of food, jobs, etc. .. The justification for these acts is simply about the good and the evil, the right and the wrong. These are sacrifices that are due to cosmic wars. Juergensmeyer is not stating that religion makes violence; he is stating that it is violence in the name of religion. This can be related to Slavoj Zizek’s Passions of the Real, Passions of Semblance and Ariel Dorfman’s The Tyranny of Torture: Is Torture Inevitable in Our Century and Beyond? , being that all three articles focus on violence and how it can create an immediate response and alert to the world. Ariel Dorfman, “The Tyranny of Torture: Is Torture Inevitable in Our Century and
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