What is the state of Race and Ethnic Studies today? How has the field emerged? What are the core concepts, debates and issues?The SAGE Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies is a vital resource for researchers and students with a panoramic, critical survey of the field. A rigorous, focused examination of the central questions in the field today, the text examines:The roots of the field of race and ethnic studiesThe distinction between race and ethnicity Methodological issues facing researchersThe relationship between the field and more established disciplinesIntersections between race and ethnicity and questions sexuality, gender, nation and social transformationThe challenge of multiculturalismRace, ethnicity and globalizationRace and the familyRace and educationRace and religionIssues for the 21st Century

Still the ‘Most Segregated Hour’: Religion, Race and the American Experience

Still the ‘Most Segregated Hour’: Religion, Race and the American Experience

Still the ‘most segregated hour’: Religion, race and the american experience
Cheryl TownsendGilkes

Race and religion both matter mightily in America. The United States is defined by a durable and bitter racial history and a complicated and multifaceted religious history. Those histories merge at highly visible and dramatic historical moments in events such as the abolition movement in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the rise in 1865 and the reorganisation in 1915 of racist organisations such as the Ku Klux Klan, and the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. At times, religion and race operate as two interconnected and co-creative social forces contributing to the production and maintenance of both an oppressive ...

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