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Author Simms, Rupe.

Title A Gramscian Analysis of the Role of Religion in Politics : Case Studies in Domination, Accommodation, and Resistance in Africa and Europe
Published Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2010
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Contents A GRAMSCIAN ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN POLITICS: Case Studies in Domination, Accommodation, and Resistance in Africa and Europe; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction -- Religion as an Instrument of Domination and Liberation: A Multiple-Case Study; Chapter One -- Antonio Gramsci: The Man, His Politics, and his Conception of Religion; Chapter Two -- The Politics of Religion in Plantation Society; Chapter Three -- Black Theology: A Weapon in the Struggle for Freedom
Chapter Four -- ""I am a Non-Denominational Christian and a Marxist Socialist""Chapter Five -- ""We Shall Utilize Propaganda in Our Fight""; Chapter Six -- A Gramscian Analysis of the African and European Politico-Religious Struggle; Bibliography; Index
Summary This study employs Gramscian theory as an interpretive grid in examining the use of Christianity by European colonizers to facilitate their oppression of Africans on the continent and in diaspora. The work clarifies how the western powers utilized their religion in North America, Ghana, South Africa, and Kenya to justify their exploitation of Blacks and how many Africans, as Christian converts, assisted them to accomplish their imperialist goals. In addition, this research explains how other Blacks, in these same locations, interpreted their own religious tradition or revised western Christian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Gramsci, Antonio, 1891-1937.
Religion and politics -- Case studies.
Religion and politics -- Africa.
Religion and politics -- Europe.
Africa -- Politics and government.
Africa -- Religion.
Europe -- Politics and government.
Europe -- Religion.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773422005 (electronic bk.)
9780773422001 (electronic bk.)