Gods, Guns, and Globalization: Religious Radicalism and International Political Economy / Edition 1

Gods, Guns, and Globalization: Religious Radicalism and International Political Economy / Edition 1

by Mary Ann Tetreault
     
 

Is it accurate to equate "fundamentalism" with antimodernism? What explains the growing importance of religious activists in world politics? Guns, Gods, and Globalization explores the multifaceted phenomenon of religious resurgence, ranging from the Christian right in the United States to ethnonationalist movements across North Africa and Asia. The authors' focus on… See more details below

Overview

Is it accurate to equate "fundamentalism" with antimodernism? What explains the growing importance of religious activists in world politics? Guns, Gods, and Globalization explores the multifaceted phenomenon of religious resurgence, ranging from the Christian right in the United States to ethnonationalist movements across North Africa and Asia. The authors' focus on the complex relationship between religious revivalism and globalization results in a nuanced study of religious political movements as they emerge in the context of rapid socioeconomic change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588262530
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
International Political Economy Yearbook Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Contending fundamentalisms : religious revivalism and the modern world1
2The religious right reacts to globalization31
3The Christian right, globalization, and the "natural family"57
4The triangle of conflict : fundamentalisms in Israel and the territories79
5To be modern, but in the "Indian" way : Hindu nationalism107
6Modernity, civil society, and religious resurgence in South Asia135
7Globalization, modernization, and the Islamic Salvation Front in Algeria153
8Islamism and Iran's postrevolutionary economy : the case of the Bonyads191
9Globalization, Islamization, and women's employment in Indonesia219
10Falun Gong and the threat of history233
11Fundamentalism and the global political economy267

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