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1. Title Title of document Indices - Reframing Authority
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Laura Feldt; University of Southern Denmark; Denmark
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies; History
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) Middle Eastern Studies; Jewish Studies; Classical Studies; American Studies; Medieval Literature; study of religion; authority formation in religion; materiality in religion; authority in social science; authority in religion
 
5. Subject Subject classification Study of Religion
 
6. Description Abstract Questions of authority are perennial. Authority has been and still is a key topic in many studies of history, society, literature, and religion, just as it is a key issue in contemporary societies. In spite of the scholarly attention, authority continues to have an elusive quality.


Reframing Authority provides new perspectives by focusing on the role of materiality and media for questions of authority, as well as on the changing roles of authority historically and cross-culturally. The volume argues that forms of mediation and materiality are crucial in any constitution, contestation, or transformation of authority. New understanding of authority can be gained by focusing on materiality and media in situations where authority is created, contested, or transformed in different historical eras and cultures.


As the in-depth historical case studies show, authority is dependent upon a range of media and materiality forms – objects, paraphernalia, spaces and spatial practices, visual culture, literary forms, technologies, and bodies. Thus, authority is vulnerable and in need of continual maintenance, as struggles against, negotiations of, and transformations within authority constellations demonstrate. Reframing Authority demonstrates the fundamental relational nature of authority, makes a contribution to broader debates in the human sciences and offers a long historical perspective, ranging from ancient Rome and Christianity, to medieval literature, the early modern, modern, and contemporary eras in Asia, the Middle East, Western Europe, Mexico and the US.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 12-Nov-2018
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/37904
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.37904
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Reframing Authority
 
16. Language English=en en
 
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd