Performing the Secular: Religion, Representation, and Politics 1st ed. 2017 Edition

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Milija Gluhovic, Jisha Menon

Year 2017
Pages 258
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9781137496072
File Size 1.61 MB
File Format PDF
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This book is a timely anthology which aims to unsettle our habituated modes of thinking about the place of the secular in cultural productions. The last decade alone has witnessed many religious protests against cultural productions, which have led, in some cases, to the closure of theatre and opera performances. Threats to artists led to the exile of Indian painter, MF Husain, and murder of Dutch film-maker Theo van Gogh, the controversy over the depiction of the Islamic prophet Muhammad in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005 led to the cancellation of performances of Mozart’s Idomeneo for the season.