Religion and Social Protest Movements

Religion and Social Protest Movements

For more on these findings, see: Christian Smith, Disruptive Religion: The Force of Faith in Social-Movement Activism (New York: Routledge, 1996). 3 See, for example, “Birmingham: A Girl Prays,” New Journal and Guide, Saturday, May 18, ...

Author: Tobin Miller Shearer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351592376

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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What role has religion played in social protest movements? This important book examines how activists have used religious resources such as liturgy, prayer, song and vestments with a focus on the following global case studies: The mid-twentieth century US civil rights movement. The late twentieth century antiabortion movement in the United States of America. The early twenty-first century water protectors’ movement at Standing Rock, North Dakota. Indian independence led by Mohandas Gandhi in the early 1930s. The Polish Solidarity movement of the 1980s. The South African anti-apartheid movement of the 1980s and 1990s. Prayer as a sacred act is usually associated with piety and pacifism; however, it can be argued that those who pray in public while protesting are more likely to encounter violence. Drawing on journalistic accounts, participant reflections, and secondary literature, Religion and Social Protest Movements offers both historical and theoretical perspectives on the persistent correlation of the use of public prayer with an increase in conflict and violence. This book is an important read for students and researchers in history and religious studies, and those in related fields such as sociology, African-American studies, and Native American studies.
Categories: Religion

Disruptive Religion

Disruptive Religion

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Christian Smith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415914051

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Religion

Religion Politics and Social Protest

Religion  Politics and Social Protest

This book, first published in 1984, brings together three essays written by specialists in German history of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries whose important work is examines the politics, religious changes and social situations ...

Author: Peter Blickle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1032049677

Category: Germany

Page: 100

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This book, first published in 1984, brings together three essays written by specialists in German history of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries whose important work is examines the politics, religious changes and social situations around the social protest movements of the period.
Categories: Germany

Religion and Social Protest Movements

Religion and Social Protest Movements

This book is an important read for students and researchers in history and religious studies, and those in related fields such as sociology, African-American studies, and Native American studies"--

Author: Tobin Miller Shearer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138090255

Category: Religion and social problems

Page: 190

View: 609

"What role has religion played in social protest movements? This important book examines how activists have used religious resources such as liturgy, prayer, song and vestments with a focus on the following global case studies: The mid-twentieth century US civil rights movement in the United States of America; the late twentieth century anti-abortion movement in the United States of America; the early twenty first century water protectors' movement at Standing Rock, North Dakota; Indian independence led by Mohandas Gandhi in the early 1930s; the Polish solidarity movement of the 1980s; the South African anti-apartheid movement of the 1980s and 1990s. Prayer as a sacred act is usually associated with piety and pacifism, however it can be argued that those who pray in public while protesting are more likely to encounter violence. Drawing on journalistic accounts, participant reflections, and secondary literature, Religion and Social Protest Movements offers both historical and theoretical perspectives on the persistent correlation of the use public prayer with an increase in conflict and violence. This book is an important read for students and researchers in history and religious studies, and those in related fields such as sociology, African-American studies, and Native American studies"--
Categories: Religion and social problems

Religion and Political Violence

Religion and Political Violence

This book uses the theory of social movements and first-hand interviews to create a new analysis of religiously motivated political violence in the modern world.

Author: Jennifer L. Jefferis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135248314

Category: History

Page: 222

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This book uses the theory of social movements and first-hand interviews to create a new analysis of religiously motivated political violence in the modern world. Examining the movement to restore Sharia law to a dominant place in the Egyptian government, the movement to make abortion illegal in the United States, and the religious effort to secure territory in Israel, the author contends that religion becomes violent not because of ideology or political context alone, but because of the constantly evolving relationship between them. The ebb and flow of opportunities for political access ensures that secularization and religion, although polar opposites, depend on each other to define themselves. As a result, while their respective degrees of influence will inevitably undulate over time, both will remain a part of the political process for some time. Thus, a full understanding of both is critical to a meaningful understanding of the political process. Much work has been done to understand secular social movements as part of the political process, and consequentially researchers now know a great deal about the motivations, resources and timing of secular social movements. Considerably less research has been done in the field of religious social movements and this book fills that gap in the literature. This book will be of great interest to students of political violence, religion, sociology, and Politics and International Relations in general. Jennifer Jefferis is Assistant Professor in the Department of Government, Regent University, USA, and has a PhD in Political Science from Boston University.
Categories: History

Religion as Social Protest

Religion as Social Protest

Here at last is the fruit of my humble efforts , and I am titling it RELIGION AS SOCIAL PROTEST . ... in the Indian subcontinent from the 13th to the 17th centuries during which period the bhakti movement appeared in the country .

Author: Stan Lourdusamy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032590823

Category: Religion and politics

Page: 162

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Religion, its relationship to the state and role in society; study undertaken with special reference to India.
Categories: Religion and politics

Social Movements in Twentieth Century Iran

Social Movements in Twentieth Century Iran

In this work Stephen C. Poulson, a scholar of collective action and social movements, investigates cycles of social protest in Iran from 1890 to the present era.

Author: Stephen C. Poulson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739161012

Category: History

Page: 349

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In this work Stephen C. Poulson, a scholar of collective action and social movements, investigates cycles of social protest in Iran from 1890 to the present era. He illuminates the following social movements: the 1890-1892 Tobacco Movement; the 1906-1909 Constitutional Revolution; two post-World War II movements, the Tudeh (Masses) and the National Front; the 1963 Qom Protest; and the 1978-1979 Iranian Revolution. These movements confronted two primary questions: How should the Iranian state achieve independence in the world and what rights should individual Iranians enjoy in their political and social system? Poulson examines the framing of these questions and their answers by various Iranian political actors over time, revealing both continuity and change.
Categories: History

Religion Politics and Social Protest

Religion  Politics and Social Protest

Thus, in the third phase the inner-city protest movement crystallises into revolt. Demands are made for the removal of oldfaith councillors or for the expansion of the council, which can no longer claim to be the representative organ of ...

Author: Peter Blickle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000424508

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

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This book, first published in 1984, brings together three essays written by specialists in German history of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries whose important work is little known to English-speaking historians. Peter Blickle argues for a strong connection between the theology of the Reformation and the ideologies of the social protest movements of the period. Hans-Christoph Rublack takes a wider theme of the political and social norms in urban communities in the Holy Roman Empire and emphasises the ideas of justice, peace and unity held within the community despite the upheavals of revolution and protest. Winfried Schulze provides a comparative assessment of early modern peasant resistance within the Holy Roman Empire.
Categories: Political Science

Power and Popular Protest

Power and Popular Protest

It is one of the first collections of its kind published in English, and as such it is a rich and long-overdue contribution. "—Diane E. Davis, Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs "Carefully conceived, Power and Popular ...

Author: Susan Eckstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520227057

Category: History

Page: 442

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"A wonderful starting point for studying social movements in contemporary Latin America and for analyzing how unique processes of dependent capitalist development, and attendant political structures, influence their emergence and impact. This edited volume comes just in time, before we get too carried away with Euro-centered theories of new social movements and lose sight of what is really happening at the grassroots. It is one of the first collections of its kind published in English, and as such it is a rich and long-overdue contribution. "—Diane E. Davis, Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs "Carefully conceived, Power and Popular Protest is a superb text to be consulted in the years to come by anyone interested in understanding contemporary Latin American politics and society."—Rosario Espinal, Contemporary Sociology
Categories: History

From Slogans to Mantras

From Slogans to Mantras

Drawing on scholarly literature, alternative press reportage, and personal narratives, Kent shows how numerous activists turned from psychedelia and political activism to guru worship and spiritual quest as a response to the failures of ...

Author: Stephen A. Kent

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815629486

Category: History

Page: 276

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Certainly, religious strains were evident through postwar popular culture from the 1950s Beat generation into the 1960s drug counterculture, but the explosion of nontraditional religions during the early 1970s was unprecedented. This phenomenon took place in the United States (and at the edges of American-influenced Canadian society) among young people who had been committed to bringing about what they called "the revolution" but were converting to a wide variety of Eastern and Western mystical and spiritual movements. Stephen Kent maintains that the failure of political activism led former radicals to become involved with groups such as the Hare Krishnas, Scientology, Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, the Jesus movement, and the Children of God. Drawing on scholarly literature, alternative press reportage, and personal narratives, Kent shows how numerous activists turned from psychedelia and political activism to guru worship and spiritual quest as a response to the failures of social protest and as a new means of achieving societal change.
Categories: History