Monday, May 26, 2014

Gideon Aran: Body, Violence and Fundamentalism – Introduction

We are now twenty or thirty years after the eruption of fundamentalism onto the global stage. Since the spectacular events that made contemporary radical religion so notorious – such as the Khomeini revolution in Iran, the political salience of Protestant Bible Believers in U.S, or the assassination of the Egyptian president Sa’dat – two generations have passed.



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Gideon Aran is a professor of Sociology & Anthropology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He studies both religion and extremism, and particularly their intersection, in Israel, in past and present Judaism, and in comparative perspective. Aran's research is based mainly on ethnographic fieldwork. In recent years his writing and teaching focus on fundamentalism, sects, cults and radical groups, religious violence, terrorism. Aran's forthcoming book concerns suicide bombing, especially in the Middle East.  

Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Hebrew University
Jerusalem
Israel 91905

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