Religion and American Culture: A Reader / Edition 2

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Religion and American Culture challenges the religion's traditional emphasis on older European, American, male, middle-class, Protestant, northeastern narratives concerned primarily with churches and theology. Breaking through the field with multicultural tales of Native American, African Americans and other groups that cut across boundaries of gender, class, religion and region, David Hackett's anthology offers an illuminating and comprehensive overview of the most exciting work currently underway in this field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415942720
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/24/2003
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

David G. Hackett is Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Florida and is the author of The Rude Hand of Innovation: Religion and Social Order in Albany, New York 1652-1836 (Oxford, 1991).

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the First Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition
Pt. 1 Early America 1500-1750
1 The Pueblo Indian World in the Sixteenth Century 3
2 A World of Wonders: The Mentality of the Supernatural in Seventeenth-Century New England 27
3 War and Culture: The Iroquois Experience 53
4 African Americans, Exodus, and the American Israel 73
5 Women and Christian Practice in a Mahican Village 89
Pt. 2 Revolution and Social Change 1750-1865
6 The Dialectic of Double-Consciousness in Black American Freedom Celebrations, 1808-1863 121
7 From "Middle Ground" to "Underground": Southeastern Indians and the Early Republic 139
8 Women's History is American Religious History 159
9 "Believer I Know": The Emergence of African American Christianity 179
Pt. 3 The Modern World 1865-1945
10 The Religion of the Lost Cause: Ritual and Organization of the Southern Civil Religion, 1865-1920 205
11 The Easter Parade: Piety, Fashion, and Display 223
12 The Debate over Mixed Seating in the American Synagogue 247
13 The Feminist Theology of the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1900 267
14 The Prince Hall Masons and the African American Church: The Labors of Grand Master and Bishop James Walker Hood, 1831-1918 289
15 The Lakota Ghost Dance: An Ethnohistorical Account 315
16 "He Keeps Me Going": Women's Devotions to Saint Jude Thaddeus and the Dialectics of Gender in American Catholicism, 1929-1965 331
Pt. 4 Contemporary Life 1945-Present
17 Old Fissures and New Fractures in American Religious Life 357
18 Seeking Jewish Spiritual Roots in Miami and Los Angeles 373
19 Martin and Malcolm: Integrationism and Nationalism in African American Religious History 397
20 Searching for Eden with a Satellite Dish: Primitivism, Pragmatism, and the Pentecostal Character 413
21 Submissive Wives, Wounded Daughters, and Female Soldiers: Prayer and Christian Womanhood in Women's Aglow Fellowship 435
22 The Church of Baseball, The Fetish of Coca-Cola, and the Potlatch of Rock 'N' Roll: Theoretical Models for the Study of Religion in American Popular Culture 465
23 Spirituality for Sale: Sacred Knowledge in the Consumer Age 481
24 Diasporic Nationalism and Urban Landscape: Cuban Immigrants at a Catholic Shrine in Miami 497
25 The Hindu Gods in a Split-Level World: The Sri Siva-Vishnu Temple in Suburban Washington, D.C. 515
26 Is There a Common American Culture? 535
Contributors 547
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