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 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.
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.
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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Formations of the secular: Christianity, Islam, modernity
Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam
Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter
Keith Hart;Talal Asad.
British Journal of Sociology (1974)
Is Critique Secular?: Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech
Talal Asad;Wendy Brown;Judith P. Butler;Saba Mahmood.
The idea of an anthropology of Islam
The Concept of Cultural Translation in British Social Anthropology
On Suicide Bombing
Anthropological Conceptions of Religion: Reflections on Geertz
Anthropology and the Analysis of Ideology
Ethnographic Representation, Statistics, and Modern Power
Social Research (1994)
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