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Introduction: Rethinking the Secularization of American Public Life

Christian Smith

in The Secular Revolution: Power, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230002
eISBN:
9780520936706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230002.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter lays out a theoretical framework for a “secular revolution” approach to macrosocial secularization and examines a set of specific institutions to see how this analytical approach might ... More


Epilogue: Afterlives of an Invented Past

Heather R. White

in Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624112
eISBN:
9781469624792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624112.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This epilogue argues that the support of liberal Protestants for the gay rights movement had been eclipsed by the Christian Right. Activists of this movement presented religion as a sui generis ... More


Secularizing American Higher Education: The Case of Early American Sociology

Christian Smith

in The Secular Revolution: Power, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230002
eISBN:
9780520936706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230002.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explains the secularization of American higher education by employing the theoretical perspective of secular movements. It presents accounts of the marginalization of religion and ... More


Introduction

C. Melissa Snarr

in All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741122
eISBN:
9780814788592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741122.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter presents three major insights that can be obtained in analyzing religious activists in the living wage movement. First, the roles of religious activists and their ethical ... More


For Sister or State?: Nationalism and the Indigenous and Bengali Women’s Movements in Bangladesh

Kabita Chakma and Glen Hill

in Dissident Friendships: Feminism, Imperialism, and Transnational Solidarity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040412
eISBN:
9780252098833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040412.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter provides a nuanced picture of the use of the glorious nationalist framework in the secular nationalist women's movement in Bangladesh as a matter of national pride and liberation. Yet at ... More


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