Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy Across the Political Divide by Ruth BraunsteinProphets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy Across the Political Divide by Ruth Braunstein

Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy Across the Political Divide

byRuth Braunstein

Paperback | May 23, 2017

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Prophets and Patriotstakes readers inside two of the most active populist movements of the Obama era and highlights cultural convergences and contradictions at the heart of American political life. In the wake of the Great Recession and amid rising discontent with government responsiveness to ordinary citizens, the book follows participants in two very different groups—a progressive faith-based community organization and a conservative Tea Party group—as they set out to become active and informed citizens, put their faith into action, and hold government accountable. Both groups viewed themselves as the latest in a long line of prophetic voices and patriotic heroes who were carrying forward the promise of the American democratic project. Yet the ways in which each group put this common vision into practice reflected very different understandings of American democracy and citizenship.

Ruth Braunsteinis Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut.
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Title:Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy Across the Political DivideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.58 inPublished:May 23, 2017Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520293657

ISBN - 13:9780520293656

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Table
Acknowledgments

1. Introduction
2. Becoming Active Citizens
3. Narratives of Active Citizenship
4. Putting Faith into Action
5. Holding Government Accountable
6. Styles of Active Citizenship
7. Conclusion

Appendix: Methodological Notes
Notes
References
Index