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IASC Strategic Report

The Strategic Report 2012-2013 showcases the work of the Institute over the past year.
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The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog ReviewCurrent Issue

Minding Our Minds

Distracted? Having problems focusing? Overwhelmed by emails, texts, and tweets? In “Minding Our Minds,” our editors and writers examine the increasingly parlous state of our minds in the face of the information age’s relentless barrage of media and messages. More than simply a psychological or neurological manifestation, our ability—or inability—to pay attention is a symptom of a larger cultural phenomenon.

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And Who Is a Person? The Problem with Hobby Lobby (Part I)

It is this extension of protections to for-profit corporations (closely held), that has moved early commentary from the legal academy to conclude that the most enduring legacy of Hobby Lobby may not be in the area of religious liberty but, rather, in an expanded (and expanding) notion of corporate personhood | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

Humanities in the Face of Catastrophe

Whatever the fate of the "anthropocene" as a term (its existence and even inception is still being debated among geologists), scientists, activists, and scholars consider human activity and practices as inseparable from nature. Whether they intend to or not, they thereby challenge basic ideas about the human, culture, and agency that have sustained the humanities for centuries. | Read post >>>

Common Place

Whole Foods in Richmond

Known for its organic, fair-trade, and costly fare, Whole Foods has become a staple as well as a trend-setter in the food industry. Its impending arrival in Richmond highlights important issues and challenges facing the city. | Read post >>>

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Jeff Guhin

Featured Fellow

Jeff Guhin

Postdoctoral Abd el-Kader Fellow

Jeff Guhin is the Abd El-Kader postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. He is a sociologist with specialties in education, religion, theory, and culture. His first book is titled Make the Children Come to Me: Moral Authority and the Problem of America in Christian and Muslim Schools, forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Currently, he is conducting fieldwork for his next book, an ethnographic comparison of morality and citizenship in three urban public school districts. This work is a part of the Institute’s School...

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