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AAR Annual Meeting
Denver, CO
November 17-20, 2018

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Indigenous Religious Traditions Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit focuses on theoretical, methodological, and conceptual issues in the study of indigenous religious traditions the world over. Though particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of indigenous religions, we are primarily grounded in the “history of religions” approach as it concerns the analysis of indigenous traditions. The Unit is also concerned with the interface of indigenous religious traditions and modernity, colonial and postcolonial conditions, and local and global forces that shape the practice of indigenous traditions and their categorizations.

Call for Papers: 

Statement of Purpose: This Unit focuses on theoretical, methodological, and conceptual issues in the study of indigenous religious traditions the world over. Though particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of indigenous religions, we are primarily grounded in the “history of religions” approach as it concerns the analysis of indigenous traditions. The Unit is also concerned with the interface of indigenous religious traditions and modernity, colonial and postcolonial conditions, and local and global forces that shape the practice of indigenous traditions and their categorizations.Call for Papers: We welcome Indigenous paper and panel proposals particularly relating to any of the following five 2018 Denver AAR proposals: 1) “Roundtable: Universal vs. Local in Indigenous Methodology, Translation, and Religion” 2) “Panel: Indigenous Religious Resistance to Globalized Resource Extraction,” 3) “Panel: Indigenous Migratory, Nomadic and Urban Religion,” 4) "Transforming Categories of 'Indigenous' and 'World' Religions." - Joint IRT session with Cultural History of the Study of Religion Unit, 5) “Panel: Decolonization as Healing” - Joint IRT session with The Religions, Medicines, and Healing Unit, African Religions Unit, Native Religions Unit, and others.

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Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection
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