The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism

The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism In late capitalist Western society cross ethnic cultural transactions are an inevitable daily routine Yet according to acclaimed cultural critic Rey Chow the notion of ethnicity as it is currently

Protestantism Protestantism is the second largest form of Christianity with collectively between million and than million adherents worldwide or nearly % of all Christians It originated with the th century Reformation, a movement against what its followers perceived to be errors in the Roman Catholic Church Ever since, Protestants reject the Roman Catholic doctrine of papal supremacy and Reformation The Reformation fully the Protestant Reformation, or the European Reformation was a schism in Western Christianity initiated by Martin Luther and continued by Huldrych Zwingli, John Calvin and other Protestant Reformers in th century Europe. It is usually considered to have started with the publication of the Ninety five Theses by Martin Luther in and lasted until the end of the Appendix B Classification of Protestant Denominations Nov , This section documents the composition of the three major Protestant traditions evangelical Protestantism, mainline Protestantism and historically black Protestantism as they have been defined in this report Protestants were grouped into religious traditions based on the specific denomination with which they identify. BlackDemographics Black Religion Statistics According to the U.S Religious Landscape Survey, conducted in by the Pew Research Center s Forum on Religion Public Life, Black Americans are markedly religious on a variety of measures than the U.S population as a whole. REC Offices The REC s Publishing Department has specialist expertise in producing print publications and websites dealing with environment and sustainability, the substantive knowledge to shape the message, and the technical know how to publish with minimum ecological impact. Fast Facts about American Religion hirr.hartsem Fast Facts about American Religion offers quick information about US religious life based on the best social science research and focuses on clergy data, church and denominational growth and decline, megachurches, women in religion and other topics helpful to church leadership.

  • Title: The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism
  • Author: Rey Chow
  • ISBN: 9780231124218
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Paperback
  • In late capitalist Western society, cross ethnic cultural transactions are an inevitable daily routine Yet, according to acclaimed cultural critic Rey Chow, the notion of ethnicity as it is currently used is theoretically ambivalent, confusing, indeed self contradictory, straddling as it does an uneasy boundary between a universalist rhetoric of inclusion on the one hand,In late capitalist Western society, cross ethnic cultural transactions are an inevitable daily routine Yet, according to acclaimed cultural critic Rey Chow, the notion of ethnicity as it is currently used is theoretically ambivalent, confusing, indeed self contradictory, straddling as it does an uneasy boundary between a universalist rhetoric of inclusion on the one hand, and actual, lived experiences of violence and intolerance on the other To drastically reconceptualize ethnicity in the contemporary world, Chow proposes that it be examined in conjunction with Max Weber s famous theory about the Protestant work ethic and capitalism, which holds that secular belief in salvation often collaborates effectively with the interpellation, disciplining, and rewarding of subjects constituted by specific forms of labor The charged figure that results from such a collaboration, resonant with the economic, psychological, and spiritual implications of the word protest, is what she refers to as the protestant ethnic.Chow explores the vicissitudes of cross ethnic representational politics in a diverse range of texts across multiple genres, including the writings of Georg Lukacs, Michel Foucault, Max Weber, Jacques Derrida, Fredric Jameson, Etienne Balibar, Charlotte Bronte, Garrett Hongo, John Yau, and Frantz Fanon the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Marguerite Duras, and Alain Resnais and the cartoon drawings of Larry Feign Tracing out hauntingly familiar scenarios from stereotyping and coercive mimeticism to collective narcissistic abjection, the rise of white feminist racial power, and intraethnic ressentiment, Chow articulates a series of interlocking critical dialogues that challenge readers into hitherto unimagined ways of thinking about an urgent topic.

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    1. I was very happy with my decision to read this book. Often, Chow provides a nuanced look at some of the theoretical aspects of the ethnic subject's cultural experience in a white liberal capitalist society. For example, in her exploration of the ethnic subject's mimetic experiences she not only accounted for the mimetic realities of a non-white cultural being navigating a white cultural context as explored by the likes of Said and Bhaba, as is typically done in critical theoretical accounts of a [...]

    2. Chow examines the notion of ethnicity as theoretically ambivalent and self-contradictory, and proposes re-reading ethnicity through Max Weber's theory about the Protestant work ethic and capitalism. Chow contends that Western Liberalism or "Liberalist cultural logic" draws on these discourses and often and ironically reinforces ethnic stereotypes and racism. Her deconstruction of the term "ethnicity" is productive and useful, but the text's central argument is sprawling and generally lacks cohes [...]

    3. Another I bought because she teaches at one of the programs that rejected me. Read about half or maybe a third of it. Liked it but had to set it aside for other things. Would like to pick back up sometime, but would probably have to start over from the beginning, since it's been so long.

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