Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:30 PM
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
South Asia Center presents
Singapore, Spirituality, and the Space of the State
Spirituality, and the Space of the State (Bloomsbury,
2020) examines spirituality in Singapore, particularly the ways in which formal
religious spaces have been geographically confined, while “spiritual”
organizations are allowed to operate in multiple sites including commercial venues, and even on the
streets. Importantly, the state has also constructed an overarching spatial
regime claiming secularity but configured mythologically. Both spatial
configurations challenge relationships between myth and reality, religion and
commerce, the sacred and the secular. Singapore offers an important
understanding of a new post-secularity.
In this conversation, author Drs. Joanne Waghorne and Emily Stokes-Rees,
professor of Museum Studies at SU will discuss the role of the State in
religion and the urban geography of Singapore.
Dr. Joanne Waghorne
Professor of Religion, Syracuse University
Associate Professor of Museum Studies and Director of the School of Design
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