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

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

by Fredrick C. Harris
     
 

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. Going beyond the opiate-inspiration debate that has dominated research on the subject, author Fredrick C. Harris illustrates the…  See more details below

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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. Going beyond the opiate-inspiration debate that has dominated research on the subject, author Fredrick C. Harris illustrates the participatory effects of Afro-Christianity by examining its institutional, psychological, and cultural influences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195145953
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,049,904
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. When a Little Becomes Much: Religious Resources in Action
III. Prophetic Fragments: Macro and Micro Foundations of Religious Resources
IV. Religion Reconsidered: Black Protest and Electoral Activism in an Age of Transformation
V. Blessed Assurance: Religion, Personal Empowerment, and African-American Political Activism
VI. Rock in a Weary Land: Religion Institutions and African-American Political Activism
VII. Ties That Bind: Organizational and Psychological Dynamics of Religious Resources
VIII. The Last Shall Be First: Religion, Oppositional Culture, and African-American Political Mobilization
IX. In My Father's House: Religion and Gender in African-American Political Life
X. (Epilogue) It Remains to be Seen: Stability and Change in Religion and African-American Politics
Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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