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Similar Strategies, Different Outcomes: Institutional Histories of the Christian Right of Canada and of the United States

Tina Fetner and Carrie Sanders

in Strategies for Social Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672899
eISBN:
9781452947174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672899.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter is concerned with the Christian right movements in the United States and Canada, both of which used the same strategies yet produced different results. For instance, the parachurch ... More


Introduction

Hillary Kaell

in Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691201467
eISBN:
9780691201474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691201467.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This introductory chapter provides an overview of “Christian globalism.” The term is shorthand for a cluster of ideas, cultural forms, structures of feeling, and social connections that at a very ... More


Materialism and Consumption: Circulating Christian Love with American Things

Hillary Kaell

in Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691201467
eISBN:
9780691201474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691201467.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter studies how the circulation of gifts and money raises fraught questions about U.S. “materialism” and the unjust global distribution of “abundance.” It starts in the 1960s to 1980s, ... More


Love and Sin: Sense and Sentimentalism in Christian Globalism

Hillary Kaell

in Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691201467
eISBN:
9780691201474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691201467.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses informal evangelical theologies that fused the circulation of human love and Divine Love into a basis for U.S. Christian globalism. It begins by clarifying how ... More


Synchrony and Territory: Spatiotemporal Elements of Global Unity

Hillary Kaell

in Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691201467
eISBN:
9780691201474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691201467.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter looks at some of the boundaries and intervals that shape Christian globalism. It focuses on three key technologies and techniques that span the two centuries in which sponsorship has ... More


Globalism, Made and Remade

Hillary Kaell

in Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691201467
eISBN:
9780691201474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691201467.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This concluding chapter argues that one can pinpoint a broad pattern in U.S. Christianity: globalism operates in the unstable space between God-scale immensity and human-scale particularity. It is ... More


Systems and Statistics: Aggregate Numbers and Particular Objects

Hillary Kaell

in Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691201467
eISBN:
9780691201474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691201467.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter examines how the statistical science of “large numbers,” notably population statistics, worked dialogically with the penny donations of systematic giving and the individual recipients ... More


Trust and Aspiration: Tracking the Results of Global Projects

Hillary Kaell

in Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691201467
eISBN:
9780691201474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691201467.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter traces how Christian sponsorship organizations adapt secular audit culture. It begins by exploring how sponsors frame aspirations for foreign children's futures. The chapter then turns ... More


Food and Famine: The Visual/Visceral Production of Humanitarianism

Hillary Kaell

in Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691201467
eISBN:
9780691201474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691201467.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter explores shock imagery in late nineteenth-century missions and the First World War. When war struck, relief organizations proliferated on a scale that far outstripped previous ... More


Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States

Hillary Kaell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691201467
eISBN:
9780691201474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691201467.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Child sponsorship emerged from nineteenth-century Protestant missions to become one of today's most profitable private fundraising tools in organizations including World Vision, Compassion ... More


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