Race, Religion, and Late Democracy - Special Issue of The Annals
When Race, Religion and Democracy Collide
Research on links between race, religion, and politics examined in The ANNALS
Los Angeles, CA (September 9, 2011) From the events of September 11 ten years ago to the recent acts of terrorism in Norway, race, religion and democracy continue to collide in tragic ways. A new issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (published by SAGE) titled “Race, Religion, and Late Democracy,” looks at the intersections of all three and further examines their predictors and aftermath.
“In a democracy, we, the people, try to make sure, of course, that the loudest voices listen to the softest ones, at least some of the time,” wrote issue co-editors John L. Jackson, Jr and David Kyuman Kim.
To help explore the issues around race, religion and democracy, Jackson and Kim sought work from prominent contributors who research and analyze where these issues meet. This issue of The ANNALS examines the symbiotic connections shared by race, religion, and democracy, and calls for reframing the existing discourse on democracy to reflect the mutually inclusive nature of these forces. The authors show that race and religion can be sources for humanizing democratic possibilities and explore the relationship between democratic governance and commitments that citizens have to racial solidarities and religious beliefs around the world.
The issue titled “Race, Religion, and Late Democracy” is available to purchase at http://www.sagepub.com/journals/Journal200750?siteId=sage-us&prodTypes=any&q=The+ANNALs.
The introduction written by the co-editors is available free for a limited time at: http://ann.sagepub.com/content/637/1/6.full.pdf+html.
“Race, Religion, and Late Democracy” features the following contributions:
· Introduction: “Democracy’s Anxious Returns” by David Kyuman Kim and John L. Jackson, Jr.
· “‘Look, Baby, We Got Jesus on Our Flag’: Robust Democracy and Religious Debate from the Era of Slavery to the Age of Obama” by Edward Blum
· “Forerunner: The Campaigns and Career of Edward Brooke” by Jason Sokol
· “Iran’s French Revolution: Religion, Philosophy, and Crowds” by Roxanne Varzi
· “Democracy’s New Song: Black Reconstruction in America, 1860–1880 and the Melodramatic Imagination” by Marina Bilbija
· “Habits of the Heart: Youth Religious Participation as Progress, Peril, or Change?” by Monica R. Miller and Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román
· “Populism and Late Liberalism: A Special Affinity?” by Jean Comaroff
· “Chadors, Feminists, Terror: The Racial Politics of U.S. Media Representations of the 1979 Iranian Women’s Movement” by Sylvia Chan-Malik
· “The End of Neoliberalism? What is Left of the Left” by John Comaroff
· “Religion as Race, Recognition as Democracy: Lemba ‘Black Jews’ in South Africa” by Noah Tamarkin
· “The Race toward Caraqueño Citizenship: Negotiating Race, Class, and Participatory Democracy” by Giles Harrison-Conwill
· “The Racialization of Islam in American Law” by Neil Gotanda
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