Something Within: Religion in African-American Political Activism / Edition 1

Something Within: Religion in African-American Political Activism / Edition 1

by Fredrick C. Harris
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019514595X

ISBN-13: 9780195145953

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

One of the first book-length studies devoted to religion and African-American political activism in a generation, Something Within explores how Afro-Christianity, in various ways, promotes the political activism of African-Americans. Combining ethnography, history, contextual analysis, and survey research, this book illustrates the participatory effects of

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One of the first book-length studies devoted to religion and African-American political activism in a generation, Something Within explores how Afro-Christianity, in various ways, promotes the political activism of African-Americans. Combining ethnography, history, contextual analysis, and survey research, this book illustrates the participatory effects of Afro-Christianity by examining its institutional, psychological, and cultural influences. Going beyond the opiate-inspiration debate that has dominated research on the subject, Author Fredrick C. Harris advances a new theory of religion as a political resource for a "civic culture in opposition."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195145953
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1.Introduction3
2.When a Little Becomes Much: Religious Resources in Action12
3.Prophetic Fragments: Macro and Micro Foundations of Religious Resources27
4.Religion Reconsidered: Black Protest and Electoral Activism in an Age of Transformation42
5.Blessed Assurance: Religion, Personal Empowerment, and African-American Political Activism69
6.Rock in a Weary Land: Religious Institutions and African-American Political Activism86
7.Ties That Bind: Linking Religion and Intermediary Resources to Political Action121
8.The Last Shall Be First: Religion, Oppositional Culture, and African-American Political Mobilization133
9.In My Father's House: Religion and Gender in African-American Political Life154
Epilogue. It Remains to Be Seen: Stability and Change in Religion and African-American Politics177
Appendix A187
Appendix B191
Notes195
References207
Index221

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