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Published: 16 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012986-020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1298-6
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7484-8
...Civil Religion and Performed Politics in Postcolonial Congo This chapter considers the relationship between performance and authority during the postcolonial period under the dictatorial regime of Mobutu Sese Seko. State-scripted dancing and singing, most commonly known as animation politique...
Series: The public influences of African American churches ;
Published: 11 June 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384793-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8479-3
Published: 06 October 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385141-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8514-1
Published: 18 September 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388135-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8813-5
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7484-8
... animation politique coercion Mobutu nationalism civil religion ...
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By James A. Joseph
Published: 21 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... disaster leadership building community social cohesion unifying creed civil religion ...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374848-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7484-8
... of Zaire. The adoration of Mobutu became a civil religion as the ideologies of his regime were reinforced through the everyday performances of the citizens, and through Mobutu’s own attempts to supplant everyday religious practice with performances in his own honor. This chapter examines yet another shift...
Published: 21 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375548-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
..., notably his discovery that the most effective critic is the one who is willing to be a servant, and the most effective servant is the one who is willing to be a critic. disaster leadership building community social cohesion unifying creed civil religion ...
Published: 03 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373438-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7343-8
... look at Machiavelli’s consideration of the Roman Republic’s civil religion and the way it authorized (and sometimes deauthorized) Roman actions as a way to measure and assess the examples of misinterpellation that I look at in the rest of the chapter. Haitian revolution Wilson’s Fourteen Points...
Published: 03 February 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7343-8
... civil religion and the way it authorized (and sometimes deauthorized) Roman actions as a way to measure and assess the examples of misinterpellation that I look at in the rest of the chapter. Haitian revolution Wilson’s Fourteen Points speech anticolonial movement Arab Spring Machiavelli...
Published: 10 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373049-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7304-9
... truths often concealed within bourgeois cultures most civilized expressions. Hegel noted an early symptom of this critical condition when he noted that by the nineteenth century art, as a vehicle of historical progress, had ended. Religion and philosophy as credible expressions of universal truths have...
Published: 21 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375548-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... the story of organizing the civil rights movement in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and the choices that had to be made in developing an ethic of protest. It is a story of street protests, boycotts, and confrontation with the state troopers and the local Ku Klux Klan, but is also the story of intense debate...
Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373667-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7366-7
...-Dominican salves , interviews, photographs, letters, and a novel Song of the Water Saints (2002), to demonstrate how the logic of the occupation contributed to imagining the Dominican racialized body as a site that needed to be controlled and civilized. The nonofficial evidence the chapter recovers...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 03 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375319-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7531-9
.... An examination of how devotees’ perceptions of race have influenced the social history of the cult since its inception counters the temptation to regard “creolization” as a unifying harmonization, rather than a contested process. Scholars of African American religions are challenged to conduct more closely drawn...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373872-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7387-2
... This chapter analyzes the critical role of religion in the transformation of the Nigerian state and society under successive civilian and military regimes from the attainment of independence in 1960 to the emergence of Nigeria’s fourth civil-democratic government (the Fourth Republic...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374534-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... of famine, civil war, and recipients of aid. The novel transforms Marcel Mauss’s theory of the gift by exploring the phenomenological dimension of giving—the opening of a world—and how storytelling is an ethical form of reciprocal giving. Western humanitarianism is based on an idea of philanthropy...
Published: 21 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... down what they believed to be the central tenets of Christian faith, but it came to include a long-simmering concern with whether morality needs religion. As for the followers of many other religions, the experience of the divine became more important than creedal formulations about divinity. Yet...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 27 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478024507-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2450-7
... The book closes with a reflective return to the 1980s to consider more deeply the transnational connections that undergird the antiapartheid movement. The tenants of Christianity sometimes clandestinely connected civil rights leaders, historically Black college students, and even progressive...
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 03 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7531-9
... who constructed her shrines. An examination of how devotees’ perceptions of race have influenced the social history of the cult since its inception counters the temptation to regard “creolization” as a unifying harmonization, rather than a contested process. Scholars of African American religions...