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RELIGIOUS DIMENSIONS OF POLITICAL CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE Rogers Brubaker
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ABSTRACT This article seeks to develop a nuanced and qualified account of the distinctive ways in which religion can inform political conflict and violence.
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RELIGION ETHNICIT Y CONFLICT VIOLENCE
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treat religiously grounded political conflict as sui generis PARTICULARIZIN G STANCES rejects the idea that religious conflict or violence is sui generis GENERALIZING STANCES
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THE GENERALIZING STANCE: RELIGION AS A FORM OF ETHNICITY Identity Difference Social Organization s Mobilization Claims- making
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TWO STRANDS OF WORK: Ethnic Groups and Boundaries 1969 Anthropologist Fredrik Barth Politicized Ethnicity 1970s and 1980s welter of mobilization and claims-making "primordial identities"
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STAKES: THE SUBSTANTIVE REGULATION OF PUBLIC LIFE What do we mean by "STAKES"? "boundary defining or diacritical" "normativ e ordering power"
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MODALITIES AND MECHANISMS Arguments about the connection between and violence have a long history. But they have been given new impetus by data suggesting that religion (and Islam in particular) has become increasingly implicated in political violence in recent decades. A potential objection to this analytical strategy is that “religion” and “religious” are hopelessly inadequate as analytical categories. They are better understood as essentially contested categories of practice.
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SIX CLASSES OF MODALITIES AND MECHANISMS 1. The social production of hypercommitted selves 2. The cognitive and affective construction of extreme otherhood and urgent threat 3. The mobilization of rewards, sanctions, justifications, and obligations 4. The experience of profanation 5. The translocal expandability of conflict 6. The incentives generated by decentralized and hypercompetitive religious fields.
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THE SOCIAL PRODUCTION OF HYPER COMMITTED SELVES
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  • Islam, Philosophy of life

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