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Rachel Feldman

Rachel Feldman

Rachel Feldman is a cultural anthropologist and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Franklin and Marshall College. She specializes in the Anthropology of Religion and Political Theology, Judaic Studies, and Post-Colonial theory. Her forthcoming book “The Children of Noah: Jewish Messianism in the 21st Century” (Rutgers University Press) ethnographically examines the globalization of messianic-zionism.

Essays

Political Theologies of Debilitation

As Puar illustrates, debility ensures future sources of profitable capacitation in the name of liberal democracy and liberal rights bearing subjects. I am interested in what can be gained by attending to religion in this constellation, with the goal of further elaborating the dialectic of material and belief that engenders debility.