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Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas
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Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas

Henry Goldschmidt and Elizabeth McAlister

Abstract

The pioneering essays collected in this volume bring critical new perspectives to the interdisciplinary study of racial, national, and religious identities. The authors draw on original research in cultural anthropology, history, religious studies, American studies, and other fields, and draw inspiration from the loosely defined fields of cultural studies and post-structuralist critical theory. Their essays demonstrate that one cannot study categories of identity formation like race, nation, and religion in isolation, but must instead examine the ways each intersects with—and ultimately helps ... More

Keywords: race, nation, religion, collective identity, secularization, modernity, United States, the Americas, interdisciplinary, anthropology, history, religious studies, American studies, cultural studies, critical theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195149180
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/0195149181.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry Goldschmidt, editor
Department of Religion, Wesleyan University
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Elizabeth McAlister, editor
Wesleyan University
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