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Race, Religion, and Late Democracy

Race, Religion, and Late Democracy

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September 2011 | 196 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The killing of Osama bin Laden, the aftermath of the Arab Spring movements, and the shocking and tragic July 2011 events in Norway have exposed important questions about the meaning of democracy and its impetus: How are race, religion, and democracy linked? How are these connections expressed in real life? On the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, this volume examines the symbiotic connections among race, religion, and democracy and calls for reframing the existing discourse on democracy to reflect the mutually inclusive nature of these forces. The authors show that race and religion can be sources for humanizing democratic possibilities and explore the relationship between democratic governance and commitments that citizens have to racial solidarities and religious beliefs around the world, including in the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and South America. This volume will appeal to students of politics and religious studies and to a multidisciplinary scholarly audience in anthropology, political sociology, and race and cultural studies.

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Edward Blum
“Look, Baby, We Got Jesus on Our Flag”: Robust Democracy and Religious Debate from the Era of Slavery to the Age of Obama
Jason Sokol
Forerunner: The Campaigns and Career of Edward Brooke
Roxanne Varzi
Iran’s French Revolution: Religion, Philosophy, and Crowds
Marina Bilbija
Democracy’s New Song: Black Reconstruction in America, 1860–1880 and the Melodramatic Imagination
Monica R. Miller and Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román
Habits of the Heart: Youth Religious Participation as Progress, Peril, or Change?
Jean Comaroff
Populism and Late Liberalism: A Special Affinity?
Sylvia Chan-Malik
Chadors, Feminists, Terror: The Racial Politics of U.S. Media Representations of the 1979 Iranian Women’s Movement
John Comaroff
The End of Neoliberalism? What is Left of the Left
Noah Tamarkin
Religion as Race, Recognition as Democracy: Lemba “Black Jews” in South Africa
Giles Harrison-Conwill
The Race toward Caraqueño Citizenship: Negotiating Race, Class, and Participatory Democracy
Neil Gotanda
The Racialization of Islam in American Law

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