Scholarship bearing on the themes of “Sound and Secularity”:

Asad, Talal. Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernism. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010.

Asad, Talal, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, Saba Mahmood. Is Critique Secular?: Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech. New York, NY: Fordham University Press, 2013.

*Bakhle, Janaki. Two Men and Music: Nationalism in the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

*———. “Music as the Sound of the Secular.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 50, no. 1 (2008): 256–84.

Bilgramai, Akeel. Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014.

*Brodsky, Seth. From 1989, Or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

Butler, Judith, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, and Cornel West. The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere. Edited by Eduardo Mendieta and Jonathan VanAntwerpen. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.

Calhoun, Craig, Mark Juergensmeyer, and Jonathan VanAntwerpen, eds. Rethinking Secularism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

*Engelhardt, Jeffers. Singing the Right Way: Orthodox Christians and Secular Enchantment in Estonia. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

*Engelhardt, Jeffers, and Philip Bohlman. Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Habermas, Jürgen. An Awareness of What Is Missing: Faith and Reason in a Post-Secular Age. Translated by Ciaran Cronin. Cambridge, U.K. ; Malden, Mass: Polity, 2010.

*Hirschkind, Charles. “Is There a Secular Body?” Cultural Anthropology 26, no. 4 (2011): 633–47.

*———. “Religion.” In Keywords in Sound, 165–74. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015.

*———. The Ethical Soundscape: Cassette Sermons and Islamic Counterpublics. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

Mahmood, Saba. Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011.

———. Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.

*Osborne, L. (2016). “The Experience of the Recited Qurʾan.” International Journal of Middle East Studies, 48(1), 124-128. doi:10.1017/S002074381500152X

*Sykes, Jim. The Musical Gift: Sonic Generosity in Post-War Sri Lanka. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Taylor, Charles. A Secular Age. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.

Weiner, Isaac. Religion Out Loud: Religious Sound, Public Space, and American Pluralism. North American Religions. New York: NYU Press, 2014.


* Scholars participating in “Sound and Secularity”