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Religions/Globalizations: Theories and Cases / Edition 1
     

Religions/Globalizations: Theories and Cases / Edition 1

by Dwight N. Hopkins, Lois Ann Lorentzen, Eduardo Mendieta, David Batstone, Enrique Dussel
 

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ISBN-10: 0822327953

ISBN-13: 9780822327950

Pub. Date: 10/03/2001

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

For the majority of cultures around the world, religion permeates and informs everyday rituals of survival and hope. But religion also has served as the foundation for national differences, racial conflicts, class exploitation, and gender discrimination. Indeed, religious spirituality, having been transformed by contemporary economic and political events, remains

Overview

For the majority of cultures around the world, religion permeates and informs everyday rituals of survival and hope. But religion also has served as the foundation for national differences, racial conflicts, class exploitation, and gender discrimination. Indeed, religious spirituality, having been transformed by contemporary economic and political events, remains both empowering and controversial. Religions/Globalizations examines the extent to which globalization and religion are inseparable terms, bound up with each other in a number of critical and mutually revealing ways.
As the contributors to this work suggest, a crucial component of globalization—the breakdown of familiar boundaries and power balances—may open a space in which religion can be deployed to help refabricate new communities. Examples of such deployments can be found in the workings of liberation theology in Latin America. In other cases, however, the operations of globalization have provided a space for strident religious nationalism and identity disputes to flourish. Is there in fact a dialectical tension between religion and globalization, a codependence and codeterminism? While religion can be seen as a globalizing force, it has also been transformed and even victimized by globalization.
A provocative assessment of a contemporary phenomenon with both cultural and political dimensions, Religions/Globalizations will interest not only scholars in religious studies but also those studying Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.

Contributors. David Batstone, Berit Bretthauer, Enrique Dussel, Dwight N. Hopkins, Mark Juergensmeyer, Lois Ann Lorentzen, Eduardo Mendieta, Vijaya Rettakudi Nagarajan, Kathryn Poethig, Lamin Sanneh, Linda E. Thomas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822327950
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
10/03/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part One / Theoretical Frameworks

The Religion of Globalization / Dwight N. Hopkins

The Sociohistorical Meaning of Liberation Theology (Reflections about Its Origin and World Context) / Enrique Dussel

Society’s Religion: The Rise of Social Theory, Globalization, and the Invention of Religion / Eduardo Mendieta

The Global Rise of Religious Nationalism / Mark Juergensmeyer

Who Is an Indian? Religion, Globalization, and Chiapas / Lois Ann Lorentzen

Part Two / Case Studies

The African Transformation of Christianity: Comparative Reflections on Ethnicity and Religious Mobilization in Africa / Lamin Sanneh

Macroeconomy, Apartheid, & Rituals of Healing in an African Indigenous Church / Linda E. Thomas

(In)Corporating Threshold Art: Kolam Competitions, Patronage, and Colage / Vijaya Rettakudi Nagarajan

Visa Trouble: Cambodian American Christians and Their Defense of Multiple Citizenship / Kathryn Poethig

Televangelism: Local and Global Dimensions / Berit Bretthauer

Dancing to a Different Beat: Emerging Spiritualities in the Network Society / David Batstone

Index

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