Liberation and Purity: Race, New Religious Movements and the Ethics of Postmodernity
Jenkins, Ben, Capital & Class
Liberation and Purity: race, new religious movements and the ethics of postmodernity. UCL Press, London-Bristol & Pennsylvania, 1997. pp. 306 ISBN 1-85728-424-4 (pb)
Liberation and Purity asks an unsettling question. What if our postmodern advocacy of mutual respect and cultural difference paradoxically enabled the flourishing of authoritarian gangsters virulently opposed to these very qualities? Bhatt contends that the rise of authoritarian religious movements has produced an uneasy silence rather than the necessary radical critique. He asks the post-modernists and supporters of new social movements: where is your critique?
On one level Bhatt is rightly sympathetic …
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Publication information: Article title: Liberation and Purity: Race, New Religious Movements and the Ethics of Postmodernity. Contributors: Jenkins, Ben - Author. Journal title: Capital & Class. Publication date: Autumn 2001. Page number: 77+. © 2009 Conference of Socialist Economists. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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