Religion and American Culture

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Religion and American Culture challenges the religion's traditional emphasis on older European, American, male, middle-class, Protestant, northeastern narratives concerned primarily with churches and theology. Breaking through the field with multicultural tales of Native American, African Americans and other groups that cut across boundaries of gender, class, religion and region, David Hackett's anthology offers an illuminating and comprehensive overview of the most exciting work currently underway in this field.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 568 pages
  • 165.1 x 247.65 x 25.4mm | 997.9g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 041594273X
  • 9780415942737
  • 2,207,511

Table of contents

Acknowledgments;Introduction to the First Edition;Introduction to the Second Edition;PART ONE EARLY AMERICA 1500-1750;1. The Pueblo Indian World in the Sixteenth Century RAMON A. GUTIERREZ; 2. A World of Wonders: The Mentality of the Supernatural in Seventeenth-Century New England DAVID D. HALL; 3. War and Culture: The Iroquois Experience DANIEL K. RICHTER; 4. African Americans, Exodus, and the American Israel ALBERT J. RABOTEAU; 5. Women and Christian Practice in a Mahican Village RACHEL WHEELER; PART TWO REVOLUTION AND SOCIAL CHANGE 1750-1865; 6. The Dialectic of Double-Consciousness in Black American Freedom Celebrations, 1808-1863 WILLIAM B. GRAVELY; 7. From "Middle Ground" to "Underground": Southeastern Indians and the Early Republic JOEL W. MARTIN; 8. Women's History IS American Religious History ANN BRAUDE; 9. "Believer I Know": The Emergence of African-American Christianity CHARLES JOYNER; PART THREE THE MODERN WORLD 1865-1945; 10. The Religion of the Lost Cause: Ritual and Organization of the Southern Civil Religion, 1865-1920 CHARLES REAGAN WILSON; 11. The Easter Parade: Piety, Fashion, and Display LEIGH ERIC SCHMIDT; 12. The Debate Over Mixed Seating in the American Synagogue JONATHAN D. SARNA; 13. The Feminist Theology of the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1900 EVELYN BROOKS HIGGINBOTHAM; 14. The Prince Hall Masons and the African American Church: The Labors of Grand Master and Bishop James Walker Hood, 1831-1918 DAVID G. HACKETT; 15. The Lakota Ghost Dance: An Ethnohistorical Account RAYMOND J. DEMALLIE; 16. "He Keeps Me Going": Women's Devotions to Saint Jude Thaddeus and the Dialectics of Gender in American Catholicism, 1929-1965 ROBERT A. ORSI; PART FOUR CONTEMPORARY LIFE 1945-PRESENT; 17. Old Fissures and New Fractures in American Religious Life ROBERT WUTHNOW; 18. Seeking Jewish Spiritual Roots in Miami and Los Angeles DEBORAH DASH MOORE; 19. Martin and Malcolm: Integrationism and Nationalism in African American Religious History JAMES H. CONE; 20. Searching for Eden with a Satellite Dish: Primitivism, Pragmatism, and the Pentecostal Character GRANT WACKER; 21. Submissive Wives, Wounded Daughters, and Female Soldiers: Prayer and Christian Womanhood in Women's Aglow Fellowship R. MARIE GRIFFITH; 22. The Church of Baseball, the Fetish of Coca-Cola, and the Potlatch of Rock'n'roll: Theoretical Models for the Study of Religion in American Popular Culture DAVID CHIDESTER; 23. Spirituality for Sale: Sacred Knowledge in the Consumer Age CHRISTOPHER ROWANIEN:TE JOCKS; 24. Diasporic Nationalism and Urban Landscape: Cuban Immigrants at a Catholic Shrine in Miami THOMAS A. TWEED; 25. The Hindu Gods in a Split-Level World: The Sri Siva-Vishnu Temple in Suburban Washington, D.C. JOANNE PUNZO WAGHORNE; 26. Is There a Common American Culture? ROBERT N. BELLAH
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"For the first edition, David Hackett compiled a set of wonderful essays that displayed some of the newer scholarly initiatives in studying religion in American culture while also delineating its shape as a field of inquiry. The new edition selectively adjusts the set so as at once to refine the emphases and enhance the overall utility of the collection. Religion and American Culture will excel as a stimulating introduction to the field for beginning students while also serving to help those who are more advanced as they develop their specializations.."
-John F. Wilson, Princeton University
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About David Hackett

David G. Hackett is Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Florida and is the author of The Rude Hand of Innovation: Religion and Social Order in Albany, New York 1652-1836 (Oxford, 1991).
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