White Lies: Race and Uncertainty in the Twilight of American Religion

1st Edition

Christopher M. Driscoll

Routledge
Published November 4, 2015
Reference - 316 Pages
ISBN 9781138910997 - CAT# Y200403

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Summary

White Lies considers African-American bodies as the site of cultural debates over a contested "white religion" in the United States. Rooting his analysis in the work of W.E.B. DuBois and James Baldwin, Christopher Driscoll traces the shifting definitions of "white religion" from the nineteenth century up to the death of Michael Brown and other racial controversies of the present day. He engages both modern philosophers and popular imagery to isolate the instabilities central to a "white religion," including the inadequacy of this framing concept as a way of describing and processing death. The book will be of interest to students and scholars interested in African-American Religion, philosophy and race, and Whiteness Studies.

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