American Sacred Space

Religion in North America
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1. Introduction, by David Chidester and Edward T. Linenthal 2. Dirt in the Courtroom: Indian Land Claims and American OProperty Rights,O by Robert S. Michaelsen 3. Resacralizing Earth: Pagan Environmentalism and the Restoration of Turtle Island, by Bron Taylor 4. OAlexanders AllO: Symbols of Conquest and Resistance at Mount Rushmore, by Matthew Glass 5. Creating the Christian Home: Home schooling in Contemporary America, by Colleen McDannell 6. Locating Holocaust Memory: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, by Edward T. Linenthal 7. OA Big Wind Blew Up During the NightO: America as Sacred Space in South Africa, by David Chidester 8. American Sacred Space and the contest of History, by Rowland A. Sherrill
In a series of pioneering studies, this book examines the creation -- andthe conflict behind the creation -- of sacred space in America. The essays in thisvolume visit places in America where economic, political, and social forces clashover the sacred and the profane, from wilderness areas in the American West to theMall in Washington, D.C., and they investigate visions of America as sacred space athome and abroad. Here are the beginnings of a new American religious history -- toldas the story of the contested spaces it has inhabited.
Thecontributors are David Chidester, Matthew Glass, Edward T. Linenthal, ColleenMcDannell, Robert S. Michaelsen, Rowland A. Sherrill, and Bron Taylor.
Editiert von: David Chidester, Edward T. Linenthal
DAVID CHIDESTER is Professor of Comparative Religion and Director of the Institute for Comparative Religion in Southern Africa at the University of Cape Town. His recent books include Shots in the Streets: Violence and Religion in South Africa and Word and Light: Seeing, Hearing, and Religious Discourse. EDWARD T. LINENTHAL is Professor of Religion and American Culture at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and author of Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields and Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America's Holocaust Museum.

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Autor: David Chidester
ISBN-13 :: 9780253210067
ISBN: 0253210062
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.11.1995
Verlag: INDIANA UNIV PR
Gewicht: 523g
Seiten: 368
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 233x154x30 mm
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