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Religion, Community, and Education: The Case of Rural Bihar

Sanjeer Alam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076940
eISBN:
9780199080946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076940.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The debate over educational disparities across religious communities in India, especially those concerning the Muslims, is as old as the history of the modern education system in the country. This ... More


Contextuality of Black Experience and Contributions to a Wider Debate

Anthony G. Reddie

in Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462005
eISBN:
9781626745094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter locates this larger book project within the broader framework of Contextual Theology. It outlines the basic features and methodological points of departure in contextual theology, ... More


White Theology amidst White Rhetoric on Violence

Cobus van Wyngaard

in Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462005
eISBN:
9781626745094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This essay explores contemporary South African white (and especially Afrikaner) rhetoric on violent crime as an expression of what can be described as a quasi-soteriology of the laager. It presents ... More


In Search of a Transforming Public Theology: Drinking from the Wells of Black Theology

Nico Koopman

in Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462005
eISBN:
9781626745094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter challenges Public Theology to draw on the emphasis within Black Theology on the involvement of God in the affairs of this world, and specifically the notion that God reveals Godself as ... More


Evangelicals, Economic Conservatism, and National Identity

Lydia Bean

in The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter examines the claim that evangelical Christians are predisposed toward economic conservatism because of their individualistic theology. In the United States, white evangelicals are more ... More


Practicing Civility in Two Canadian Congregations

Lydia Bean

in The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter contrasts the role of opinion leaders in the two Canadian churches. As in both American churches, Canadian lay leaders were expected to model orthodox positions on theology and moral ... More


Religion

Heather A. Haveman

in Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164403
eISBN:
9781400873883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164403.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines the interplay between magazines and religion, with emphasis on how the growing number and variety of magazines supported and channeled community building in America—including ... More


Shape-Shifting: Cultural Hauntings, Contested Post-Racialism, and Black Theological Imagination

Walter Earl Fluker

in Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462005
eISBN:
9781626745094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter proposes a reconfigured Black Theology based on the contemporary context of the Black Church in the US in a contested post-racial, post-American world. In that context, Black churches ... More


“They Must Have a Different God Than Our God”: Towards a Lived Theology of Black Churchwomen during the United States Civil Rights Movement

AnneMarie Mingo

in Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462005
eISBN:
9781626745094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Both prior to and subsequent to the emergence of black liberation-oriented theological constructions in the mid-1960s, few black women were given access to the hallowed halls of academia in the ... More


Black South African Christian Response to Afrophobia in Contemporary South Africa

Rothney S. Tshaka

in Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462005
eISBN:
9781626745094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter argues that the apologetics of black theology of liberation, evidenced by its wrestling with method, produced an obsession. This obsession resulted in the alienation of this alternative ... More


The Controversial Virtue of Thrift in the Early American Republic

Daniel Walker Howe

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter shows thrift to be a subject of long-standing and often bitter disputes over which vision of human thriving would define the character of American society. It argues that the very notion ... More


Pursuing American Racial Justice and a Politically and Theologically Informed Black Church Praxis

Forrest E. Harris

in Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462005
eISBN:
9781626745094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter provides a theological and sociological framework for black church activism in response to historical and cultural legacies of Western colonialism. The chapter delineates strategies for ... More


Whither Transcendence? Framing the Contours of Transatlantic Black Unity in Contested Post-Racialized Times

William Ackah

in Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462005
eISBN:
9781626745094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter compares and contrasts texts by Allan Boesak and Howard Thurman, key theological figures of the anti-apartheid and civil rights eras in South Africa and the United States, to determine ... More


Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility

Ashon T. Crawley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274543
eISBN:
9780823274598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274543.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility investigates the relationship of aesthetic productions to modes of collective, social intellectual practice. Engaging black studies, queer ... More


Religion and Education: Theoretical Foundations

Mohd. Sanjeer Alam

in Religion, Community, and Education: The Case of Rural Bihar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076940
eISBN:
9780199080946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076940.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The question of what explains relative educational backwardness among the Muslim communities of India has remained a puzzle. Is it Islamic theology that prevents the Muslims from taking advantage of ... More


The Fight for Asian American Civil Rights: Liberal Protestant Activism, 1900-1950

Sarah M. Griffith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041686
eISBN:
9780252050350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041686.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

During World War II, a group of American liberal Protestants set out to defend the constitutional rights of Japanese Americans interned without trial. The root of their wartime activism can be traced ... More


The Madness of Holy Saturday: Bipolar Temporality and the Queerdom of Heaven on Earth

Karen Bray

in Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277513
eISBN:
9780823280483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277513.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter makes queer and feminist interventions in contemporary political theology. It uncovers the temporalities and affects nurtured by the eschatological and counter-eschatological ... More


In Search of Queer Theology Lost

Mark D. Jordan

in Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277513
eISBN:
9780823280483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277513.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In History of Sexuality 1, Foucault tried to represent—as allusion, satire, dream—the difficulty of finding new speech for telling the lives of sexed bodies. On his account, triumphal claims to have ... More


The Ambivalence of Salvation

Aihwa Ong

in Buddha Is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, the New America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229983
eISBN:
9780520937161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229983.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter looks at the loss of Buddhism and the ways Cambodian refugees learned to negotiate cultural rules in order to gain white respectability, which was important for an American success ... More


Liberation Theology, Pit Boss Style

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones

in Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450143
eISBN:
9780801462696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450143.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter tells the story of Edna Harman. Born into the poverty and bigotry of a rural Nevada town, Edna spent her early adult years following a well-trod path to casino work and addiction. She ... More


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