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Book: Hijacked

Chapter: 3. Religious Studies and the Jargon of Authenticity

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.35415


This essay responds to Aaron Hughes’s essay “Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: Neo-Orientalism and the Study of Religion” from the perspective of Buddhist studies, engaging with the insider/outsider problem in religious studies and questions of value-neutrality in the social sciences by challenging the often unstated view that insiders have privileged access as well as the claim that outsiders are necessarily more critical.

Chapter Contributors

  • Jason Josephson Storm (jaj1​@williams​.edu - jjstorm) 'Williams College'