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Halal: Consuming the Sacred, Consumed by the Sacred S. Romi Mukherjee Assistant Professor, Sciences Po, Paris

Thursday, October 31, 2013
  3–4:30 p.m.

Location: CHASS Interdisciplinary Bldg North 3043
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Category: Lecture

Description: Halal:
Consuming the Sacred, Consumed by the Sacred
S. Romi Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, Sciences Po, Paris

Global Halal is a terrain replete with paradigmatic legal, developmental, and cosmopolitan questions about the impasses of social and culinary conviviality. Far from being a personal or strictly communal set of practices, global Halal emerges as a new agonistic field typified by charged debates concerning the place of secularism, recognition, and “food diversity” in the global marketplace. This lecture offers a cartography, both phenomenological and social scientific of this multi-tiered marketplace of meat, power, and belief.

S. Romi Mukherjee’s research broadly engages with questions of authority, power, and the sacred with regular forays into theories of globalization and ethics. He has published numerous articles, mostly in political theory and religious studies and is the editor of Durkheim and Violence (Blackwell, 2010), The Political Anthropology of the Global (Blackwell, 2011), and Social Memory
and Hyper-Modernity (Blackwell, 2012). He is currently completing a book titled The Trials of Marianne: The French Republic and the Sacred.

Thursday, October 31, 3:00-4:30pm
RLST Seminar Room, INTS 3043

Sponsored by the Center for Ideas and Society 2013-2014 Mellon Speaker Series, the Religious Studies Colloquium, and the Institute for the Study of Immigration and Religion at the University of California, Riverside

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Center for Ideas & Society

Contact Information:
Renee DeGuire