Race and Secularism in America

Paperback | March 1, 2016

EditorJonathon S. Kahn, Vincent W. Lloyd

not yet rated|write a review

This anthology draws bold comparisons between secularist strategies to contain, privatize, and discipline religion and the treatment of racialized subjects by the American state. Specializing in history, literature, anthropology, theology, religious studies, and political theory, contributors expose secularism's prohibitive practices in all facets of American society and suggest opportunities for change.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$30.00

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

This anthology draws bold comparisons between secularist strategies to contain, privatize, and discipline religion and the treatment of racialized subjects by the American state. Specializing in history, literature, anthropology, theology, religious studies, and political theory, contributors expose secularism's prohibitive practices ...

Jonathon S. Kahn is associate professor of religion at Vassar College. He is the author of Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W. E. B. Du Bois. Vincent W. Lloyd is assistant professor of religion at Syracuse University. His books include The Problem with Grace: Reconfiguring Political Theology and the edited volume Race a...

other books by Jonathon S. Kahn

Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W. E. B. Du Bois
Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W. E. B...

Kobo ebook|Aug 27 2009

$21.59 online$27.99list price(save 22%)
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231174918

ISBN - 13:9780231174916

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Race and Secularism in America

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Introduction: Managing Race, Managing Religion, by Vincent W. LloydPart I: Orientations1. White Supremacy and Black Insurgency as Political Theology, by George Shulman2. Secular Compared to What? Toward a History of the Trope of Black Sacred/Secular Fluidity, by Josef SorettPart II: Readings3. Slaves, Slavery, and the Secular Age: Or, Tales of Haunted Scholars, Liberating Prisons, Exorcised Divinities, and Immanent Devils, by Edward J. Blum4. "Welcome Back to the Living": Resurrections of Martin Luther King Jr. in a Secular Age, by Erica R. Edwards5. Overlooking Race and Secularism in Muslim Philadelphia, by Joel Blecher and Joshua DublerPart III: Inflections6. Two Ways of Looking at an Invisible Man: Race, the Secular, and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Theology, by M. Cooper Harriss7. Secular Coloniality: The Afterlife of Religious and Racial Tropes, by William D. Hart8. Binding Landscapes: Secularism, Race, and the Spatial Modern, by Willie James JenningsConclusion: James Baldwin and a Theology of Justice in a Secular Age, by Jonathon KahnAfterword: Critical Intersections: Race, Secularism, Gender, by Tracy FessendenList of ContributorsIndex

Editorial Reviews

A turning point for understanding how relegating the sacred and the secular to incommensurable realms has produced and protected the structured advantages of whiteness and imbued the secular sphere with presumptions of innocence that preclude racial justice.