Religion Without Redemption : Social Contradictions and Awakened Dreams in Latin America
It focuses on how the centrality of religion for the people of Latin America has influenced how they interact with the changes in the modern economic system. Capitalism has taken on religious characteristics: it has sacred places of worship, such as the shopping mall, as well as its own prophets. This book explains how this form of `cultural religion' accompanies many aspects of life in a contradictory manner: not only does it fulfil the role of legitimating oppression, it also can be a powerful source of rebellion, unveiling thus a subversive side to the status quo.
Religion Without Redemption advances the ideas of liberation theory into the 21st century, and challenges the provincialism to which many Latin American thinkers are usually consigned.
- Hardback | 176 pages
- 135 x 215 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
- 15 May 2015
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
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Table of contents
Part One: Entelechies And Cathedrals
1: Civilising Paradigms And Colonial Atavisms: Power And Social Sciences
2: The Shopping Mall As The Paradigmatic Figure Of Necolonial Discourse. Racism And Power In Latin America.
Part Two: Utopia And Liberation
3: The Portentous Eclosion Of The Principle Of Hope: Ernst Bloch And Liberation
4: The Gun Powder Of The Dwarf: Unearthly Reflections On Contemporary Political Philosophy
5: Tendencies And Latencies Of Liberation Theology In The Twenty-First Century
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