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Atheist awakening : secular activism and community in America

Author: Richard P Cimino
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"According to Cimino and Smith, the new upsurge of atheists is a reaction to the revival of religious fervor in American politics since 1980. Feeling overlooked and underrepresented in the public sphere, atheists have employed a wide variety of strategies--some evangelical, some based on identity politics--to defend and assert themselves against their ideological opponents. These strategies include building and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Cimino
ISBN: 9780199986323 0199986320
OCLC Number: 874223298
Description: xv, 196 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Organized secularism beyond the humanist 21st century --
The new atheism and the revival of secularism --
Atheisms unbound--moving toward the center, speaking from the margins --
Ritualizing and commemorating the secular.
Responsibility: Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith.

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Atheist Awakening is a groundbreaking study of the growth and revitalization of the atheist movement in the U.S. Through in-depth interviews and observation of atheist gatherings, the authors find  Read more...

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This insightful and comprehensive study of how secularists are attempting to form a collective identity and build community in contemporary America is a fine piece of sociology. The authors show a Read more...

 
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