Faith Based: Religious Neoliberalism and the Politics of Welfare in the United States

Faith Based: Religious Neoliberalism and the Politics of Welfare in the United States


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820343037
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Series: Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Series , #11
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jason Hackworth is an associate professor in the Department of Planning and Geography at the University of Toronto. He is author of The Neoliberal City: Governance, Ideology, and Development in American Urbanism, which was nominated for the Robert Park Book Award.

Table of Contents

Introduction. A Force for Good Greater Than Government
Chapter 1. Faith, Welfare, and Neoliberalism
Chapter 2. Religious Neoliberalism(s)
Chapter 3. Compassionate Neoliberalism?
Chapter 4. Mainstream Jesus Economics
Chapter 5. Practicing Religious Neoliberalism
Chapter 6. Religious Neoliberalism as Default
Chapter 7. End Times for Religious Neoliberalism?

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Faith Based presents a penetrating analysis of the ‘fusion project’ forged between the Religious Right and the true believers of free-market economics. Focusing on the contested field of social welfare policy, Hackworth takes us inside this sometimes unhappy but nevertheless consequential marriage, where rupture always seems more likely than rapture.”—Jamie Peck, author of Constructions of Neoliberal Reason

“Hackworth’s study begins to remedy the absence of attention to religion within the critical scholarship on neoliberalism, and it will push this literature in a new and much-needed direction. Faith Based is very accessible and interesting, and it moves along nicely. It’s a great book.”—Jason Dittmer, author of Popular Culture, Geopolitics, and Identity

Faith Based explores how the Religious Right has supported neoliberalism in the U.S. offering case studies of gospel rescue missions, religious charities in action in post-Katrina New Orleans, and more. . . . The result is a fine guide that discusses coalition building on the right as it relates to faith-based alternatives to welfare: a fine pick for any spirituality collection.”— Midwest Book Review

“This insightful book explains the partial fusion of religious conservatism and libertarian economies in the US. . . . [It] will be valuable for research libraries, graduate students, and upper-level undergraduate students interested in religion and politics, social welfare, and nonprofit organizations.”—D. B. Robertson, Choice

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