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Religion in the United States

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Religion in the United States.
Hrsg.: Cortiel, Jeanne ; Freitag, Kornelia ; Gerhardt, Christine ; Wala, Michael
Heidelberg : Winter , 2011 . - XVI, 318 S. - (American Studies ; 196 )
ISBN 978-3-8253-5864-8

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Abstract

The idea that the cultural history of the United States has been shaped by religion(s) is a truism few would question. Scholars in American Studies, however, have been reluctant to engage this issue in a manner appropriate to its significance and complexity. This volume of scholarly articles approaches the challenges posed by the topic “religion in the United States” from an interdisciplinary perspective, examining the ways in which religious heterogeneity, a multitude of religious practices and holy scriptures – as well as resistance to such religiosity – are interwoven with American literature, culture, and history.
The contributions address three general areas of interest: evangelical empowerment in the United States since the 1970s, religious interventions in major nineteenth-century American cultural conflicts, and contemporary negotiations of national/transnational narratives of religion and spirituality in fiction, film, and performance.

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Publikationsform: Buch / Monografie
Institutionen der Universität: Fakultäten > Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät > Professur Nordamerikastudien - Amerikanistik > Professur Nordamerikastudien - Amerikanistik - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jeanne Cortiel
Profilfelder > Emerging Fields > Kulturbegegnungen und Transkulturelle Prozesse
Forschungseinrichtungen > Forschungszentren > Bayreuth Institute for American Studies - BIFAS
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Fakultäten > Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Fakultäten > Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät > Professur Nordamerikastudien - Amerikanistik
Profilfelder
Profilfelder > Emerging Fields
Forschungseinrichtungen
Forschungseinrichtungen > Forschungszentren
Titel an der UBT entstanden: Ja
Themengebiete aus DDC: 800 Literatur > 810 Amerikanische Literatur in Englisch
Eingestellt am: 04 Dec 2015 09:47
Letzte Änderung: 04 Dec 2015 09:47
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/7895