Rhetorics of Race and Religion on the Christian Right

Rhetorics of Race and Religion on the Christian Right

the. Christian. Right. To understand race and racism in the United States, it is
necessary to understand the rhetorical connections between race, religion, and
politics in the United States. These three pieces of American identity—the
political, ...

Author: Samuel P. Perry

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498586740

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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As the first African American president, Barack Obama faced unique challenges and obstacles when addressing issues of race. While rhetorical attacks on the basis of race directed at Obama were not unexpected, many of the most consistent racially-motivated criticisms of Obama were associated with his religious identity. The Jeremiah Wright controversy gave way to the birther and ‘secret Muslim’ conspiracy theories, while anxieties about Obama’s identity proved particularly potent as modes of political attack in the context of the war on terror. This book examines the ways in which those attacks often originated in the rhetoric of the Christian Right and the ways in which these theories circulated amongst the Christian Right. Perry argues that the intersections of race and religion in American politics produced rhetoric that often caricatured Obama as un-American, anti-Christian, and an enemy of the state. By exploring the arguments used to cultivate these characterizations and tracing the roots of conspiracies that worked to delegitimize Obama’s religious identity through racial claims and stereotypes, a clearer picture emerges of what is at stake when people can no longer separate religious convictions from political arguments.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Plato s Socrates on Socrates

Plato s Socrates on Socrates

2019. Rhetorics of Race and Religion on the Christian Right: Barack Obama and
the War on Terror. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press. Phillips, Kristine. 2019. “Florida
Sixth-Grader Arrested after Dispute with Teacher over Pledge of Allegiance.

Author: Anne-Marie Schultz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498599658

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

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In Plato's Socrates on Socrates: Socratic Self-Disclosure and the Public Practice of Philosophy, Anne-Marie Schultz analyzes the philosophical and political implications of Plato’s presentation of Socrates’ self-disclosive speech in four dialogues: Theaetetus, Symposium, Apology, and Phaedo. Schultz argues that these moments of Socratic self-disclosure show that Plato’s presentation of “Socrates the narrator” is much more pervasive than the secondary literature typically acknowledges. Despite the pervasive appearance of a Socrates who describes his own experience throughout the dialogues, Socratic autobiographical self-disclosure has received surprisingly little scholarly attention. Plato’s use of narrative, particularly his trope of “Socrates the narrator,” is often subsumed into discussions of the dramatic nature of the dialogues more generally rather than studied in its own right. Schultz shows how these carefully crafted narrative remarks add to the richness and profundity of the Platonic texts on multiple levels. To illustrate how these embedded Socratic narratives contribute to the portrait of Socrates as a public philosopher in Plato’s dialogues, the author also examines Socratic self-disclosive practices in the works of bell hooks, Kathy Khang, and Ta-Neishi Coates, and even practices the art of Socratic self-disclosure herself.
Categories: Philosophy

Rhetoric Race Religion and the Charleston Shootings

Rhetoric  Race  Religion  and the Charleston Shootings

As Fenster notes, right-wing groups such as the John Birch Society and the
Christian Identity Movement might share ... Consistent with the circulatory nature
of conspiracy rhetorics, these groups' claims—especially regarding “race war”
and ...

Author: Sean Patrick O'Rourke

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498550628

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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Rhetoric, Race, Religion, and the Charleston Shootings: Was Blind but Now I See is a collection focusing on the Charleston shootings written by leading scholars in the field who consider the rhetoric surrounding the shootings. This book offers an appraisal of the discourses – speeches, editorials, social media posts, visual images, prayers, songs, silence, demonstrations, and protests – that constituted, contested, and reconstituted the shootings in American civic life and cultural memory. It answers recent calls for local and regional studies and opens new fields of inquiry in the rhetoric, sociology, and history of mass killings, gun violence, and race relations—and it does so while forging new connections between and among on-going scholarly conversations about rhetoric, race, and religion. Contributors argue that Charleston was different from other mass shootings in America, and that this difference was made manifest through what was spoken and unspoken in its rhetorical aftermath. Scholars of race, religion, rhetoric, communication, and sociology will find this book particularly useful.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Womanist Ethical Rhetoric

Womanist Ethical Rhetoric

Moreover, we are interested in how race and religion discourse function
rhetorically. Recent Titles in This Series Rhetorics of Race and Religion on the
Christian Right: Barack Obama and the War on Terror By Samuel P. Perry
Rhetoric, Race, ...

Author: Annette D. Madlock

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793613561

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

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Womanist thought remains of critical importance given contemporary issues of social justice and advocacy. Womanist Ethical Rhetoric centers discourses of religious rhetoric and its influence on Black women’s aims for voice, empowerment, and social justice in these turbulent times. The chapters utilize womanism, in conjunction with other frames, to examine how Black women incorporate different aspects of their identities into struggles for empowerment and celebrations of who they are in holistic ways that center love and community. This approach embraces both the commonalities and differences between womanists through theoretical and applied contexts. It advances the work of womanist predecessors and pays homage to them, most notably Rev. Dr. Katie Cannon’s work on womanism and religion. Topics analyzed include Black women’s spiritual and professional identities in religious organizations, the role of Black churches in Black Lives Matter, and the inclusion of all Black women in racial academic achievement gaps. Chapters also examine Black women’s leadership and activism, including church leaders and representations in popular culture, and women’s inclusion in the beloved community. This collection centralizes the plurality of Black women’s lives, which is key to advancing their voices.
Categories: Social Science

Mapping Christian Rhetorics

Mapping Christian Rhetorics

Right before the 2014 Super Bowl, the Public Religion Research Institute
published a poll showing that around fifty percent of ... an earnest search for
meaning or inner strength and peace—again, through behavior set apart from the
rat race.

Author: Michael-John DePalma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317670834

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

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The continued importance of Christian rhetorics in political, social, pedagogical, and civic affairs suggests that such rhetorics not only belong on the map of rhetorical studies, but are indeed essential to the geography of rhetorical studies in the twenty-first century. This collection argues that concerning ourselves with religious rhetorics in general and Christian rhetorics in particular tells us something about rhetoric itself—its boundaries, its characteristics, its functionings. In assembling original research on the intersections of rhetoric and Christianity from prominent and emerging scholars, Mapping Christian Rhetorics seeks to locate religion more centrally within the geography of rhetorical studies in the twenty-first century. It does so by acknowledging work on Christian rhetorics that has been overlooked or ignored; connecting domains of knowledge and research areas pertaining to Christian rhetorics that may remain disconnected or under connected; and charting new avenues of inquiry about Christian rhetorics that might invigorate theory-building, teaching, research, and civic engagement. In dividing the terrain of Christian rhetorics into four categories—theory, education, methodology, and civic engagement—Mapping Christian Rhetorics aims to foster connections among these areas of inquiry and spur future future collaboration between scholars of religious rhetoric in a range of research areas.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

... ( Anti - ) Terrorist Rhetorics of Bush and Blair , SA03801 Democracy and
Education after September 11 ; SA 16814 “ Extension ... 1914 ] ; SA01329 " All for
Flanders , Flanders for Christ ” : Flemish Nationalism and Christian Democracy ;
SA 16697 ... Making Race : Distance , Nostalgia , and the Folklorization of
Blackness in Puerto Rico ; SA00482 Citizenship and ... Nationalism and Mobility ;
SA 16906 The Institutionalization of Conflict : The Role of Religion in
HinduNationalism ; SA ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105114608180

Category: Sociology

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Categories: Sociology

The Index

The Index

and “ The Religion of Humanity . ... Why can't Mr. Abbot call himself a Christian in
some sense , as the Unitarians do , not in a doctrinal but in a moral sense ; at ...
and as he believed that right living depended directly or indirectly upon right
thinking , Mr. Abbot felt it his duty , for the love of man and the truth , to bring them
into harmony . ... or rhetorical blunders ; but is it not well to hint to them that
school books are cheap , especially Grammars and Rhetorics ? ... The race is
economical .

Author: Francis Ellingwood Abbot

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012321652

Category: Religion

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Categories: Religion

State of Human Rights in India

State of Human Rights in India

race , religion and culture , namely the Muslims and Christians : “ All those . . .
can have no place in the national life , unless ... 15 These conceptualizations of
the Hindu Nation , continue to inform the political agenda of the Hindu Right
today . ... For instance Seshadri recently wrote : " Hindu is not the same as a
religious faith like the Muslim or the Christian . ... or ethnicity , religious zealotry ,
majoritarianism , rightwing cultural nationalism , and millenarian rhetorics of
racial and national ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076214967

Category: Civil rights

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Categories: Civil rights

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

302 Remains of the Jews the holy land and Christian empire in late antiquity . ...
449355 Representing religion in world cinema . ... 800720 Researching race and
racism . ... 209 The rhetorics of feminism . ... 5973 The right to development .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066043160

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Ideologies in the Near East 1946 1972

Ideologies in the Near East  1946 1972

Aflaq ' s rhetorics must have also drawn heat from Fichte ' s solemn , exalted style
. ... Under the Baʻth rule , both “ Right ” and “ Left ” , such views are being
translated into policies of denationalization ( some ... 32 As to the Maghrib , “ the
Berber race blends with the Arabs completely . . . since the Arab conquest until
today it became one country , one religion , one culture ... As for the Christian
minorities , “ no one is preventing them from observing their religious ritual and
their Christian ...

Author: Moshe Zeltzer

Publisher: New York : Vantage

ISBN: STANFORD:36105081207388

Category: Arab countries

Page: 264

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Categories: Arab countries

The Image of the Turk in Europe from the Declaration of the Republic in 1923 to the 1990s

The Image of the Turk in Europe from the Declaration of the Republic in 1923 to the 1990s

The persistent refusal , for example , by a significant number of Belgian political
parties to grant the right to vote to socalled " non ... for them in his rhetorics on the
unbridgeable opposition between Islam and Ancient Greek – and thus European
– " rationality . ... At the same time , though , he propagated a kind of philological
version of the " theory on race " that was developed by his close ... 4 Renan ,
indeed , having lost his Christian faith , made philology into a new kind of "
religion .

Author: Nedret Kuran Burçoğlu

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052768911

Category: Arts, European

Page: 433

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Categories: Arts, European

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016320007

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Law and Religion

Law and Religion

contemporary forms of critical Jewish studies to privilege rhetorics commonly
employed in the United States by the religious right. ... strong grounds when they
maintain that first amendment law has always reflected Christian assumptions
and privileged Christian believers. ... analogies in critical race and feminist
studies: the pluralism of Jewish voices and the relative success of Jews in the
United States.

Author: Stephen M. Feldman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081472678X

Category: Law

Page: 483

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Following landmark trade agreements between Japan and the United States in the 1850s, Tokyo began importing a unique American commodity: Western social activism. As Japan sought to secure its future as a commercial power and American women pursued avenues of political expression, Protestant church-women and, later, members of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) traveled to the Asian coast to promote Christian teachings and women's social activism. Rumi Yasutake reveals in Transnational Women's Activism that the resulting American, Japanese, and first generation Japanese-American women's movements came to affect more than alcohol or even religion. While the WCTU employed the language of evangelism and Victorian family values, its members were tactfully expedient in accommodating their traditional causes to suffrage and other feminist goals, in addition to the various political currents flowing through Japan and the United States at the turn of the nineteenth century. Exploring such issues as gender struggles in the American Protestant church and bourgeois Japanese women's attitudes towards the "pleasure class" of geishas and prostitutes, Yasutake illuminates the motivations and experiences of American missionaries, U.S. WCTU workers, and their Japanese protégés. The diverse machinations of WCTU activism offer a compelling lesson in the complexities of cultural imperialism.
Categories: Law

Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts

E . Skindrud 46A : 9892 18c Miller , Peter N . Defining the Common Good :
Empire , Religion and Philosophy in Eighteenth ... Eighteenth - Century British
and American Rhetorics and Rhetoricians : Critical Studies and Sources . ... But
while reason often lost much of its Christian import among certain radical or
scientific thinkers , this was not invariably the case . ... of the Royal Society and
exponent of the " mechanical philosophy ” - show that traditional definitions of “
right reason " were ...

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015072423703

Category: History, Modern

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Categories: History, Modern

God Hates Fags

God Hates Fags

Though long thought of as one of the most virulently anti-gay genres of contemporary American politics and culture, in God Hates Fags, Michael Cobb maintains that religious discourses have curiously figured as the most potent and pervasive ...

Author: Michael Cobb

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814772668

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title At the funeral of Matthew Shepard—the young Wyoming man brutally murdered for being gay—the Reverend Fred Phelps led his parishioners in protest, displaying signs with slogans like “Matt Shepard rots in Hell,” “Fags Die God Laughs,” and “God Hates Fags.” In counter-protest, activists launched an “angel action,” dressing in angel costumes, with seven-foot high wings, and creating a visible barrier so one would not have to see the hateful signs. Though long thought of as one of the most virulently anti-gay genres of contemporary American politics and culture, in God Hates Fags, Michael Cobb maintains that religious discourses have curiously figured as the most potent and pervasive forms of queer expression and activism throughout the twentieth century. Cobb focuses on how queers have assumed religious rhetoric strategically to respond to the violence done against them, alternating close readings of writings by James Baldwin, Tennessee Williams, Jean Toomer, Dorothy Allison, and Stephen Crane with critical legal and political analyses of Supreme Court Cases and anti-gay legislation. He also pays deep attention to the political strategies, public declarations, websites, interviews, and other media made by key religious right organizations that have mounted the most successful regulations and condemnations of homosexuality.
Categories: Social Science