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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Social Sciences and Humanities D-index 30 Citations 12,422 60 World Ranking 5252 National Ranking 2614

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Law
  • Social science
  • Epistemology

His primary areas of study are Anthropology, Islam, Ethnology, Social anthropology and Cultural translation. His Islam study incorporates themes from Religious violence, Criminology, Democracy and Excuse. His Democracy research is included under the broader classification of Politics.

His research integrates issues of Representation, Ethnography, Colonialism, Power and Sociocultural anthropology in his study of Ethnology. In his study, which falls under the umbrella issue of Social anthropology, Religious studies is strongly linked to Monasticism. His work deals with themes such as Secular state, Modernity, Human rights and Secularism, which intersect with Religious studies.

His most cited work include:

  • Formations of the secular : Christianity, Islam, modernity (2091 citations)
  • Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam (1538 citations)
  • Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter (802 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary scientific interests are in Anthropology, Religious studies, Politics, Islam and Ethnology. His study in Anthropology is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Colonialism and Ideology. His Religious studies study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Monasticism, Secularism and Political science of religion.

His Secularism research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Modernity and Secular state. He combines subjects such as Democracy and State with his study of Islam. Talal Asad interconnects Power and Humanities in the investigation of issues within Ethnology.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Anthropology (27.85%)
  • Religious studies (20.25%)
  • Politics (18.99%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2013-2021)?

  • Religious studies (20.25%)
  • Secularism (11.39%)
  • Islam (17.72%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Talal Asad mainly investigates Religious studies, Secularism, Islam, Democracy and Politics. While the research belongs to areas of Secularism, he spends his time largely on the problem of Epistemology, intersecting his research to questions surrounding Materiality. His research in Islam intersects with topics in Sovereign state, Anthropology, Power and Christianity.

His work in Democracy is not limited to one particular discipline; it also encompasses Secular state. In Secular state, Talal Asad works on issues like Secular education, which are connected to Human rights. His research brings together the fields of Modernity and Politics.

Between 2013 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Formations of the secular : Christianity, Islam, modernity (2091 citations)
  • Reflections on Violence, Law, and Humanitarianism (35 citations)
  • Religion, nation-state, secularism (33 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Law
  • Social science
  • Epistemology

Talal Asad mainly focuses on Secularism, Religious studies, Criminology, Gender studies and Law. His Secularism research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Political economy, Nationalism and State. Talal Asad integrates several fields in his works, including Religious studies and Centrality.

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Best Publications

Formations of the secular: Christianity, Islam, modernity

Talal Asad.
(2020)

3690 Citations

Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam

Talal Asad.
(1993)

2684 Citations

Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter

Keith Hart;Talal Asad.
British Journal of Sociology (1974)

1337 Citations

Is Critique Secular?: Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech

Talal Asad;Wendy Brown;Judith P. Butler;Saba Mahmood.
(2009)

480 Citations

The idea of an anthropology of Islam

Talal Asad.
(1986)

457 Citations

The Concept of Cultural Translation in British Social Anthropology

Talal Asad.
(2020)

420 Citations

On Suicide Bombing

Talal Asad.
(2007)

394 Citations

Anthropological Conceptions of Religion: Reflections on Geertz

Talal Asad.
Man (1983)

384 Citations

Anthropology and the Analysis of Ideology

Talal Asad.
Man (1979)

248 Citations

Ethnographic Representation, Statistics, and Modern Power

Talal Asad.
Social Research (1994)

166 Citations

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