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New Approaches to Religion and Power

Critical Theology against US Militarism in Asia

Decolonization and Deimperialization

Editors: Kim, Nami, Joh, Anne (Eds.)

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  • Provides incisive interdisciplinary analyses of important, highly interrelated phenomena 
  • Contributors offer a wide range of perspectives and in some cases draw on personal anecdotes and experience 
  • Traces the afterlife of war, investigating how people engage the complex political, ethical, and religious processes of meaning-making
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About this book

Drawing on cultural studies scholar Kuan-Hsing Chen's threefold notion of decolonization, deimperialization, and de-cold-war, this book provides analyses of the interrelated issues concerning the relationship between Christianity and the United States' imperialist militarism in the Asia Pacific. Contributors explore the effects of US imperialist militarism on the formation of Asian and Asian American collective subjectivity and inter/intra subjectivity. The book investigates the ways in which Christianity (broadly defined), in its own complexity, has been complicit in maintaining and reinforcing US imperialist military agendas in both national and international contexts. Conversely, the volume also discusses the various sites and instances where Christianity has managed to serve as a force of resistance against US imperialist militarism.

About the authors

Nami Kim is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Spelman College, USA. Her book The Gendered Politics of the Korean Protestant Right: Hegemonic Masculinity is forthcoming (Palgrave Macmillan). Kim serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion. 

Wonhee Anne Joh is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, USA. She is the author of Heart of the Cross: A Postcolonial Christology. 

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“This volume makes a significant and groundbreaking contribution to critiques of US militarism in Asia and the Pacific by foregrounding a critical Christian theology that recognizes the complex interconnections between Christianity and US empire building. The essays in this collection offer crucial analyses of the manifold contours and effects of US militarism, while also charting important movements toward demilitarization. This is certain to be a widely read and influential book.” (Jodi Kim, University of California at Riverside, USA)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Postcolonial Loss: Collective Grief in the Ruins of Militarized Terror

    Joh, Wonhee Anne

    Pages 1-24

  • Militarism, Masculinism, and Martyrdom: Conditional Citizenship for (Asian) Americans

    Liew, Tat-siong Benny

    Pages 25-52

  • Demilitarizing Haunted Genealogies as Transgenerational Affective Work of the Holy Ghost

    Barbour, Amy R.

    Pages 53-80

  • (Un)Making Mothers, Orphans, and Transnational Adoptees: The Afterlife of the Vietnam War in Aimee Phan’s We Should Never Meet

    Khúc, Mimi

    Pages 81-100

  • A Mission of Biopower: The United States Colonizes the Philippines

    Posadas, Jeremy

    Pages 101-130

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Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-48012-5
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  • Due: January 9, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-349-69380-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Theology against US Militarism in Asia
Book Subtitle
Decolonization and Deimperialization
Editors
  • Nami Kim
  • Anne Joh
Series Title
New Approaches to Religion and Power
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48013-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-48013-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48012-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-69380-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 237
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