The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics
Author: Corwin Smidt,James L. Guth,Lyman A. Kellstedt
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2017-03
ISBN: 0190657871
Category: Religion and politics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics Book Excerpt:

Over the past three decades, the study of religion and politics has gone from being ignored by the scholarly 7ommunity to being a major focus of research. Yet, because this important research is not easily accessible to nonspecialists, much of the analysis of religion's role in the political arena that we read in the media is greatly oversimplified. This Handbook seeks to bridge that gap by examining the considerable research that has been conducted to this point andassessing what has been learned, what remains unsettled due to conflicting research findings, and what important questions remain largely unaddressed by current research endeavors. The Handbook is unique to the field of religion and American politics and should be of wide interest to scholars, students, journalists, and others interested in the American political scene.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education
Author: Michael D. Waggoner,Nathan C. Walker
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2018-08-01
ISBN: 019938682X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education Book Excerpt:

From the founding of Harvard College in 1636 as a mission for training young clergy to the landmark 1968 Supreme Court decision in Epperson v. Arkansas, which struck down the state's ban on teaching evolution in schools, religion and education in the United States have been inextricably linked. Still today new fights emerge over the rights and limitations of religion in the classroom. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education brings together preeminent scholars from the fields of religion, education, law, and political science to craft a comprehensive survey and assessment of the study of religion and education in the United States. The essays in the first part develop six distinct conceptual lenses through which to view American education, including Privatism, Secularism, Pluralism, Religious Literacy, Religious Liberty, and Democracy. The following four parts expand on these concepts in a diverse range of educational frames: public schools, faith-based K-12 education, higher education, and lifespan faith development. Designed for a diverse and interdisciplinary audience, this addition to the Oxford Handbook series sets for itself a broad goal of understanding the place of religion and education in a modern democracy.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media
Author: Diane Winston
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 613
Release: 2012-09-06
ISBN: 0195395069
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media Book Excerpt:

Whether the issue is the rise of religiously inspired terrorism, the importance of faith based NGOs in global relief and development, or campaigning for evangelical voters in the U.S., religion proliferates in our newspapers and magazines, on our radios and televisions, on our computer screens and, increasingly, our mobile devices. Americans who assumed society was becoming more and more secular have been surprised by religions' rising visibility and central role in current events. Yet this is hardly new: the history of American journalism has deep religious roots, and religion has long been part of the news mix. Providing a wide-ranging examination of how religion interacts with the news by applying the insights of history, sociology, and cultural studies to an analysis of media, faith, and the points at which they meet, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media is the go-to volume for both secular and religious journalists and journalism educators, scholars in media studies, journalism studies, religious studies, and American studies. Divided into five sections, this handbook explores the historical relationship between religion and journalism in the USA, how religion is covered in different media, how different religions are reported on, the main narratives of religion coverage, and the religious press.

The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media

The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media
Author: Robert Y. Shapiro,Lawrence R. Jacobs
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2011-05-19
ISBN: 019161842X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media Book Excerpt:

Public opinion and the media form the foundation of the United States' representative democracy. They are the subject of enormous scrutiny by scholars, pundits, and ordinary citizens. This Oxford Handbook takes on the 'big questions' about public opinion and the media-both empirical and normative-focusing on current debates and social scientific research. Bringing together the thinking of a team of leading academic experts, its chapters provide a cutting assessment of contemporary research on public opinion, the media, and their interconnections. Emphasizing changes in the mass media and communications technology-the vast number of cable channels, websites and blogs, and the new social media, which are changing how news about political life is collected and conveyed-they describe the evolving information interdependence of the media and public opinion. In addition, the volume reviews the wide range of influences on public opinion, including the processes by which information communicated through the media can affect the public. It describes what has been learned from the latest research in psychology, genetics, and studies of the impact of gender, race and ethnicity, economic status, education and sophistication, religion, and generational change on a wide range of political attitudes and perceptions. The Handbook includes extensive discussion of how public opinion and mass media coverage are studied through survey research and increasingly through experiments using the latest technological advances. The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics.

The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States

The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States
Author: Derek H. Davis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2010-11-18
ISBN: 0190208783
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States Book Excerpt:

Study of church and state in the United States is incredibly complex. Scholars working in this area have backgrounds in law, religious studies, history, theology, and politics, among other fields. Historically, they have focused on particular angles or dimensions of the church-state relationship, because the field is so vast. The results have mostly been monographs that focus only on narrow cross-sections of the field, and the few works that do aim to give larger perspectives are reference works of factual compendia, which offer little or no analysis. The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States fills this gap, presenting an extensive, multidimensional overview of the field. Twenty-one essays offer a scholarly look at the intricacies and past and current debates that frame the American system of church and state, within five main areas: history, law, theology/philosophy, politics, and sociology. These essays provide factual accounts, but also address issues, problems, debates, controversies, and, where appropriate, suggest resolutions. They also offer analysis of the range of interpretations of the subject offered by various American scholars. This Handbook is an invaluable resource for the study of church-state relations in the United States.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe
Author: Grace Davie,Lucian N. Leustean
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0198834268
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe Book Excerpt:

This authoritative collection offers a detailed overview of religious ideas, structures, and institutions in the making of Europe. Written by leading scholars in the field, it demonstrates the enduring presence of lived and institutionalised religion in the social networks of identity, policy, and power over two millennia of European history.

The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States

The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States
Author: Derek Davis
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2010-11-18
ISBN: 0195326245
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States Book Excerpt:

21 essays present a scholarly look at the intricacies and past and current debates that frame the American system of church and state, within 5 main areas: history, politics, sociology theology/philosophy and law.

The Oxford Handbook of American Political History

The Oxford Handbook of American Political History
Author: Paula Baker,Donald T. Critchlow
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0199341788
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of American Political History Book Excerpt:

"American political history, like military history, has never lost a popular audience. If anything, the appetite for books dealing with the nation's founding, its presidents, and elections has grown in recent years. Written by historians, academics in other fields, independent writers, and journalists, some of these books have sold very well. A few jumped from the printed page to film and theater. Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton inspired a hit Broadway musical. Though some films depicting presidents spun fanciful stories-at least one hopes no teachers had to correct student misconceptions about Abraham Lincoln dispatching vampires-others had a stronger commitment to the historical record. Since 2000, Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and George W. Bush have been the focus of films with various levels of attentiveness to historical scholarship and box-office appeal. Teachers could do worse than Charlie Wilson's War as a tool for illustrating how Congress works. Even the more obscure and distant historical figures have had their turn: James A. Garfield's truncated presidency is the subject of a popular book and documentary"--

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History
Author: Kathryn Gin Lum,Paul Harvey
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2018-03-01
ISBN: 0190221186
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History brings together a number of established scholars, as well as younger scholars on the rise, to provide a scholarly overview for those interested in the role of religion and race in American history. Thirty-four scholars from the fields of History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, and more investigate the complex interdependencies of religion and race from pre-Columbian origins to the present. The volume addresses the religious experience, social realities, theologies, and sociologies of racialized groups in American religious history, as well as the ways that religious myths, institutions, and practices contributed to their racialization. Part One begins with a broad introductory survey outlining some of the major terms and explaining the intersections of race and religions in various traditions and cultures across time. Part Two provides chronologically arranged accounts of specific historical periods that follow a narrative of religion and race through four-plus centuries. Taken together, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History provides a reliable scholarly text and resource to summarize and guide work in this subject, and to help make sense of contemporary issues and dilemmas.

The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics
Author: Emad El-Din Shahin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-10-01
ISBN: 0190631937
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics Book Excerpt:

Over the past three decades, scholars, government analysts and terrorism experts have examined the relationship between Islam and politics. But specialists have tended to limit their analysis to a specific country or focus. Few works have provided a geographically comprehensive, in-depth analysis. Since 9/11, another wave of literature on political Islam and global terrorism has appeared, much of it superficial and sensationalist. This situation underscores the need for a comprehensive, analytical, and in-depth examination of Islam and politics in the post-9/11 era and in an increasingly globalizing world. The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics, with contributions from prominent scholars and specialists, provides a comprehensive analysis of what we know and where we are in the study of political Islam. It enables scholars, students, and policymakers to understand the interaction of Islam and politics and the multiple and diverse roles of Islamic movements, as well as issues of authoritarianism and democratization, religious extremism and terrorism regionally and globally.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics
Author: Corwin Smidt,Lyman Kellstedt,James Guth
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2009-09-10
ISBN: 9780195326529
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics Book Excerpt:

Over the past three decades, the study of religion and politics has gone from being ignored by the scholarly community to being a major focus of research. Yet, because this important research is not easily accessible to nonspecialists, much of the analysis of religion's role in the political arena that we read in the media is greatly oversimplified. This Handbook seeks to bridge that gap by examining the considerable research that has been conducted to this point and assessing what has been learned, what remains unsettled due to conflicting research findings, and what important questions remain largely unaddressed by current research endeavors. The Handbook is unique to the field of religion and American politics and should be of wide interest to scholars, students, journalists, and others interested in the American political scene.

Political Science of Religion

Political Science of Religion
Author: Maciej Potz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2019-08-14
ISBN: 3030201694
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Science of Religion Book Excerpt:

This book introduces political science of religion – a coherent approach to the study of the political role of religion grounded in political science. In this framework, religion is viewed as a political ideology providing legitimation for power and motivating political attitudes and behaviors of the public. Religious organizations are political actors negotiating the political system in the pursuit of their faith-based objectives. Religion is thus interpreted as a power resource and religious groups as political players. The theoretical framework developed in the first part is applied to the study of theocracies and contemporary democracies, based on the case studies of Poland and the USA. The empirical analysis of resources, strategies and opportunities of religious actors demonstrates their ability to influence the politics of democracies and non-democracies alike. Using a multilevel approach, the book seeks to explain this tremendous political potential of religion.

Religion and American Politics

Religion and American Politics
Author: Mark A. Noll
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 401
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780195058819
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and American Politics Book Excerpt:

Essays religion and politics. In three sections: before the Civil War, comparative themes, the modern period.

Values and Identities in Europe

Values and Identities in Europe
Author: Michael J. Breen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2017-01-20
ISBN: 1315397129
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Values and Identities in Europe Book Excerpt:

Contrary to what is suggested in media and popular discourses, Europe is neither a monolithic entity nor simply a collection of nation states. It is, rather, a union of millions of individuals who differ from one another in a variety of ways while also sharing many characteristics associated with their ethnic, social, political, economic, religious or national characteristics. This book explores differences and similarities that exist in attitudes, beliefs and opinions on a range of issues across Europe. Drawing on the extensive data of the European Social Survey, it presents insightful analyses of social attitudes, organised around the themes of religious identity, political identity, family identity and social identity, together with a section on methodological issues. A collection of rigorously analysed studies on national, comparative and pan-European levels, Values and Identities in Europe offers insight into the heart and soul of Europe at a time of unprecedented change. As such, it will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in social attitudes, social change in Europe, demographics and survey methods.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media
Author: Diane Winston
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-08-29
ISBN: 0199397449
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media Book Excerpt:

Whether the issue is the rise of religiously inspired terrorism, the importance of faith based NGOs in global relief and development, or campaigning for evangelical voters in the U.S., religion proliferates in our newspapers and magazines, on our radios and televisions, on our computer screens and, increasingly, our mobile devices. Americans who assumed society was becoming more and more secular have been surprised by religions' rising visibility and central role in current events. Yet this is hardly new: the history of American journalism has deep religious roots, and religion has long been part of the news mix. Providing a wide-ranging examination of how religion interacts with the news by applying the insights of history, sociology, and cultural studies to an analysis of media, faith, and the points at which they meet, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media is the go-to volume for both secular and religious journalists and journalism educators, scholars in media studies, journalism studies, religious studies, and American studies. Divided into five sections, this handbook explores the historical relationship between religion and journalism in the USA, how religion is covered in different media, how different religions are reported on, the main narratives of religion coverage, and the religious press.

The Oxford Handbook of American Political History

The Oxford Handbook of American Political History
Author: Paula Baker,Donald T. Critchlow
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN: 0190628693
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of American Political History Book Excerpt:

American political and policy history has revived since the turn of the twenty-first century. After social and cultural history emerged as dominant forces to reveal the importance of class, race, and gender within the United States, the application of this line of work to American politics and policy followed. In addition, social movements, particularly the civil rights and feminism, helped rekindle political and policy history. As a result, a new generation of historians turned their attention to American politics. Their new approach still covers traditional subjects, but more often it combines an interest in the state, politics, and policy with other specialties (urban, labor, social, and race, among others) within the history and social science disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of American Political History incorporates and reflects this renaissance of American political history. It not only provides a chronological framework but also illustrates fundamental political themes and debates about public policy, including party systems, women in politics, political advertising, religion, and more. Chapters on economy, defense, agriculture, immigration, transportation, communication, environment, social welfare, health care, drugs and alcohol, education, and civil rights trace the development and shifts in American policy history. This collection of essays by 29 distinguished scholars offers a comprehensive overview of American politics and policy.

Religion Race and Barack Obama s New Democratic Pluralism

Religion  Race  and Barack Obama s New Democratic Pluralism
Author: Gastón Espinosa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0415633761
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Race and Barack Obama s New Democratic Pluralism Book Excerpt:

Contrary to popular claims, religion played a critical role in Barack Obama's 2008 election as president of the United States. Religion, race, and gender entered the national and electoral dialogue in an unprecedented manner. What stood out most in the 2008 presidential campaign was not that Republicans reached out to religious voters but that Democrats did—and with a vengeance. This tightly edited volume demonstrates how Obama charted a new course for Democrats by staking out claims among moderate-conservative faith communities and emerged victorious in the presidential contest, in part, by promoting a new Democratic racial-ethnic and religious pluralism. Comprising careful analysis by leading experts on religion and politics in the United States, Gastón Espinosa's book details how ten of the largest segments of the American electorate voted and why, drawing on the latest and best available data, interviews, and sources. The voting patterns of Mainline Protestants, Evangelicals, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, and seculars are dissected in detail, along with the intersection of religion and women, African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. The story of Obama's historic election is an insightful prism through which to explore the growing influence of religion in American politics.

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government
Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 976
Release: 2014-04-03
ISBN: 0191611964
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government is an historic undertaking. It contains a wide range of essays that define the important questions in the field, evaluate where we are in answering them, and set the direction and terms of discourse for future work. The Handbook will have a substantial influence in defining the field for years to come. The chapters critically assess both the key works of state and local politics literature and the ways in which the sub-field has developed. It covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behavior, and policy in the American context. Each chapter outlines an agenda for future research.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence
Author: Michael Jerryson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2015-11-01
ISBN: 0190270098
Category: Violence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence Book Excerpt:

Violence has always played a part in the religious imagination, from symbols and myths to legendary battles, from colossal wars to the theater of terrorism. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence surveys intersections between religion and violence throughout history and around the world. The forty original essays in this volume include overviews of major religious traditions, showing how violence is justified within the literary and theological foundations of the tradition, how it is used symbolically and in ritual practice, and how social acts of violence and warfare have been justified by religious ideas. The essays also examine patterns and themes relating to religious violence, such as sacrifice and martyrdom, which are explored in cross-disciplinary or regional analyses; and offer major analytic approaches, from literary to social scientific studies. The contributors to this volume--innovative thinkers who are forging new directions in theory and analysis related to religion and violence--provide novel insights into this important field of studies. By mapping out the whole field of religion and violence, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence will prove an authoritative source for students and scholars for years to come.

The Oxford Handbook of Central American History

The Oxford Handbook of Central American History
Author: Robert H. Holden
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0190928360
Category: Central America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Central American History Book Excerpt:

"Central America is a region defined primarily by its geographical configuration as a canal-friendly isthmus, and its three-century history as the Spanish Kingdom of Guatemala. Having gained independence in 1821, the Kingdom broke up into the nations of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica after two turbulent decades as a federated republic. Political instability and violence, poverty and inequality, ethnic strife, military rule, and a historic economic dependence on the export of coffee and bananas marked the region's history. Owing both to its isthmian geography and habitual political strife, Central America became the most frequent target of US government intervention. Intense US political, economic and military action both preceded and accompanied the revolutionary civil wars of the 1970s and '80s. Devastating in their human costs, they delivered modest political reforms but world-record levels of criminal violence tied to drug trafficking. With British Honduras' independence from Great Britain in 1981 as Belize, and the acquisition by Panama of full sovereignty over its territory in 1999, Central America increasingly defined itself as region of seven countries. The Oxford Handbook of Central American History offers critical analyses of major themes in the historiography of this seven-nation region of Latin America. Essays written by leading scholars of Central America engage both the neophyte's search for basic orientation and context, and the experienced scholar's interest in evaluative critiques of the historical literature. Individual chapters interpret the histories of each of the seven countries, but most focus on themes that cut across national boundaries, beginning with the history of the region's extraordinarily diverse natural environment, and continuing with the indigenous peoples, the Spanish conquest and colonial rule, and the independence process. Other chapters interpret economic history, US relations, the armed forces, the Cold War, religion and literature, illuminating Central America's regional coherence within Latin America while emphasizing its diversity within and across national boundaries"--