Creating an Image Bank for Teaching World Religion: Challenging and Reifying Structures of Knowledge

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Richard M. Carp Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Creating an indexed set of slides for teaching the academic study of religion reveals how existing structures of power/knowlcdge shape the frameworks from which new knowledge emerges, and how that knowledge may affect those structures. Although cultural, political and personal history impinge upon every aspect of the project, the data and the challenge of organizing them reveal meaningful world-experiences that lie outside the capacity of our knowledge structures, tending to transform or destabilize them.

Additional Information

Publication
Carp, Richard. (1992) "Creating an Image Bank for Teaching World Religion: Challenging and Reifying Structures of Knowledge". Issues in Integrative Studies vol. 10, pp. 79-108. The journal of the Association for Integrative Studies. Archived in NC DOCKS with permission of the editor. Version of record available at http://www.units.muohio.edu/aisorg/pubs/issues/toc_vol17.shtml (ISSN 1081-4760)
Language: English
Date: 1992