John L. Jackson, Jr., David Kyuman Kim, series editors

RaceReligion publishes historical/genealogical, ethnographic and theoretical work that focuses on the complex relationship between race and religion. This series examines the paradoxical conditions under which the postcolony and empire have come to co-exist with new master narratives generated by global capitalism and contemporary notions of democracy. It seeks to uncover new ways of conceptualizing, theorizing, and understanding (any of) the following: Orientalism, nationalism, new ethnic formations, continuities and discontinuities between urban and indigenous/vernacular religions, contemporary fundamentalisms, questions of agency, mourning rituals, political/social mobilizations, diasporic/exilic subjectivities, and the work of memory in the reconstitution of tradition. The series also bridges theoretical concerns with the lived experiences of individuals and their communities. Rather than presuming race and religion as transparent categories, books in the series showcase their unexpected conjunctions, revealing new understandings of what it means to live race and religion, to do race and religion, in the contemporary world. By highlighting modern confluences of these two terms, they trouble conventional thinking about secularism, political rationality, and the lived realities of modern life.