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Transnationalism in PracticeEssays on American Studies, Literature and Religion$
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Paul Giles

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748640492

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640492.001.0001

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Catholic Ideology and American Slave Narratives

Catholic Ideology and American Slave Narratives

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(p.235) Chapter 11 Catholic Ideology and American Slave Narratives
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Transnationalism in Practice
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Paul Giles

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640492.003.0011

This chapter examines the relation between American slave narratives and Catholic ideology, focusing on the works of John LaFarge and W. E. B. Du Bois. It explains that although the cultural significance of religion within America is a massively complex and important subject, its significance has generally been undervalued in recent years, partly because the old pressures of identity politics have helped produce exclusivist narratives of religious discourse from a position of cultural insiderism. The chapter suggests that the academic study of American Catholicism needs to acknowledge how religious discourses intersect, sometimes in radically transformed or disguised ways, with every other aspect of American thought and culture.

Keywords:   American slave narratives, Catholic ideology, John LaFarge, W. E. B. Du Bois, cultural significance, religion, identity politics, cultural insiderism, American Catholicism

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