Religion and Global Culture: New Terrain in the Study of Religion and the Work of Charles H. Long

Religion and Global Culture: New Terrain in the Study of Religion and the Work of Charles H. Long


Edited by Jennifer I. M. Reid, Contributions by Philip P. Arnold, Contributions by Kees W. Bolle, Contributions by David Chidester, Contributions by Julian Kunnie, Contributions by Chirevo V. Kwenda, Contributions by Charles H. Long, Contributions by Tatsuo Murakammi, Contributions by Jacob K. Olupona, Contributions by Jim Perkinson

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  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Format: Paperback | 212 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 226mm x 18mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 10 February 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Lanham, MD
  • ISBN 10: 0739108107
  • ISBN 13: 9780739108109
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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Religion and Global Culture draws together the work of a group of historians of religion who are concerned with situating the contemporary study of religion within the cultural complexity of the modern world. The writing of each of the volume's contributors relates to the work of leading historian of religion Charles H. Long, who has identified religious meanings in the contacts and exchanges of the colonial and postcolonial periods. Together with Long, these scholars explore religious practices in a variety of globalized contexts; chapters consider such varied subjects as the rituals of African immigrant communities in the United States, the making of Mohawk sweet grass and black ash baskets, the religious experience of prisoners in the Nazi holding camp of Westerbork, and the regional repercussions of contemporary multi-national business. By locating religion in the conflicted and cooperative relationships of the colonial and postcolonial periods, Religion and Global Culture calls on scholars of religion to reconfigure their interpretive stances from the perspective of the material structures of the modern, globalized world.

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Jennifer I. M. Reid received her Ph.D.from the University of Ottawa and teaches religion at the University of Maine at Farmington. She is the author of Myth, Symbol, and Colonial Encounter: British and Mi'kmaq in Acadia, 1700-1867.

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Asking the Question of the Origin of Religion in the Age of Globalization Chapter 3 Religion, Globalization, and the University Chapter 4 Sacred Landscapes and Global Religion: Reflections on the Significance of Indigenous Religions for University Culture Chapter 5 "Faire Place a une Race Metisse": Colonial Crisis and the Vision of Luis Riel Chapter 6 Mthunzini (A Place in the Shade): Religion and the Heat of Globalization Chapter 7 Globalization and African Immigrant Religious Communities Chapter 8 Ogu's iron or Jesus' Irony: Who's Zooming Who in Diasporic Possession Cult Activity Chapter 9 The Future of Our World: Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Philosophies, and the Preservation of Mother Earth Chapter 11 Crosscultural Religious Business: Cocacolonization, McDonaldization, Disneyization, Tupperization, and Other Local Dilemmas of Global Significance Chapter 12 Indigenous People, Materialities, and Religion: Outline for a New Orientation to Religious Meaning