Religion, Culture and Politics in the Twentieth-century United States (British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Paperbacks) (British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Paperbacks) pdf epub fb2

Religion, Culture and Politics in the Twentieth-century United States (British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Paperbacks) (British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Paperbacks) by HULSETHER. pdf epub fb2

Religion, Culture and Politics in the Twentieth-century United States (British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Paperbacks) (British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Paperbacks) Author: HULSETHER.
Title: Religion, Culture and Politics in the Twentieth-century United States (British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Paperbacks) (British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Paperbacks)
ISBN: 0748613021
ISBN13: 978-0748613021
Other Formats: lit mobi doc lrf
Pages: 192 pages
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (2007)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1358 kb
Size EPUB version: 1266 kb
Subcategory: Social Sciences




Anyone who seeks to understand the dynamics of culture and politics in the United States must grapple with the importance of religion in its many diverse and contentious manifestations. With conservative evangelicals forming the base of the Republican Party, racial-ethnic communities often organized along religious lines, and socio-political movements on the left including major religious components, many of the country's key cultural-political debates are carried out through religious discourse. In this volume, Mark Hulsether leads readers on a tour of religion in the United States. He introduces key players and offers a set of case studies to explore the interaction of these players with major trends in U.S. cultural history. Students in American studies and cultural studies will especially appreciate how Hulsether frames his analysis using categories such as cultural hegemony, race and gender contestation, popular culture, and empire, enabling a more informed and constructive discussion of religion in these fields. Hulsether offers a synthesis that is concise yet internally complex and dynamic—one that gives special attention to religious diversity and conflict, the relations between religious groups and broader historical trends, and the internal struggles of religious people as they set priorities and cope with emerging change.