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Title Reclaiming the great world house : the global vision of Martin Luther King Jr. / Vicki L. Crawford and Lewis V. Baldwin, editors ; foreword by Robert M. Franklin
Published Athens : University of Georgia Press [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (390 p.)
Series The Morehouse College King Collection Series on Civil & Human Rights
Morehouse College King Collection series on civil & human rights.
Contents Part I. Creative Living in the Great World House: The Vision of Martin Luther King Jr. in Context -- Where We Were Then -- For the Beauty of the World: Vision and Moral Order in Martin Luther King Jr.'s World House / Victor Anderson and Teresa Delgado -- The Scourge of the Color Bar: Racism as a Barrier to Human Community / Larry O. Rivers -- For the Least of These: The Scandal of Poverty in the World House / Gary S. Selby -- Living by the Sword: The Haunting Spectacle of Violence and Human Destruction / Rufus Burrow Jr. -- Sexism in the World House: Women and the Global Vision of Martin Luther King Jr. / Crystal A. deGregory and Lewis V. Baldwin -- Part II. Surviving in the Contemporary World House: The Enduring Threats -- Where We Are Now -- Plenty Good Room: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Vision of the World House and the Ethical Question of Global Leadership / Walter E. Fluker -- The Rising Significance of Class: The Haves and the Have-Nots in the World House / Nimi Wariboko -- Martin Luther King Jr. and the Nonviolent Transformation of Global Conflict: Broadening Knowledge of Nonviolent Action in the Great World House / Mary E. King -- Embracing Difference: Martin Luther King Jr.'s World House Vision as a Teaching Resource for Women and Queer Liberation / Amy E. Steele, Vicki L. Crawford, and Lewis V. Baldwin -- All over the World Like a Fever: Martin Luther King Jr.'s World House and the Movement for Black Lives in the United States and United Kingdom / Michael B. McCormack and Althea Legal-Miller -- Part III. Envisioning, Pursuing, and Shaping the Future World House: Where Do We Go from Here? -- The World as a "Single Neighborhood": The Global Ethics of Martin Luther King Jr. / Hak Joon Le -- Toward a Higher Global Ideal: Martin Luther King Jr., the World House, and the Challenges of Tomorrow / Lewis V. Baldwin -- Afterword / Rosetta E. Ross
Summary "Reclaiming the Great World House in the 21st Century: Cross-Disciplinary Explorations of the Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr., does just that. Established and emerging scholars explore Martin Luther King, Jr.'s global vision and his lasting relevance to a globalized rights culture. The editors further explain that this edited collection looks at: King afresh in his own historical context, while also refocusing his legacy of ideas and social praxis in broader directions for today and tomorrow. Employing King's metaphor of "the great world house," with major attention to racism, poverty, and war - or what he called 'the evil triumvirate"--the focus is on King's appraisal of and approach to the global-human struggle in the 1950s and 60s, and on the extent to which his social witness and praxis takes on new hues and pertinence not only in the ongoing struggles against racism, poverty and economic injustice, and violence and human destruction, but also in the mounting efforts to eliminate problems such sexism, homophobia, and religious bigotry and intolerance from the global landscape. The conclusion is that King's ideas and models of social protest are not only alive but also growing in vitality and popularity in the 21st century, especially as humans worldwide are struggling daily with the lingering, antiquated thinking and behavior around race and ethnicity, the widening gap between "the haves" and "the have-nots," the mounting cycles of violence, torture, and terrorism, and the frustrating and growing chasms resulting from religious pluralism and the subordination and marginalization of certain sectors of the human family based on gender and sexuality"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 06, 2019)
Subject King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Philosophy.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
Human rights and globalization.
Human rights -- Social aspects
Human rights and globalization.
Human rights -- Social aspects.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights
Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Anderson, Victor, contributor
Baldwin, Lewis V., 1949- editor.
Crawford, Vicki L., editor.
Degregory, Crystal A., contributor
Delgado, Teresa, contributor.
Fluker, Walter E., contributor
Franklin, Robert M., writer of foreword
Rivers, Larry, contributor
Selby, Gary S.e contributor
LC no. 2019010663
ISBN 0820356034
9780820356037