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Protective Parroting: A Rejoinder to Atalia Omer

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AbstractAtalia Omer’s essay “In the Critic vs. Caretaker Dichotomy A Magic Dwells: Parroting McCutcheon, Policing ‘Religion’ (A Rejoinder to Merinda Simmons)” responds to my MTSR article “Regulating Identities: The Silences of Critical Caretaking.” In this rejoinder to her response, I answer to her main critiques of my article, and I suggest that her distinction between the academy and “the real world” is a problematic one that exempts, and thus protects, scholarship from critique.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Religious Studies, University of Alabama212 Manly Hall, P.O. Box 870264, Tuscaloosa, AL


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