What Motivates Cultural Progressives
Understanding Opposition to the Political and Christian Right
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Baylor University Press
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1. The Culture War in the United States
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In 1992 during the Republican National Convention, Patrick Buchanan delivered what has become known as his culture war speech. In the speech, he expressed the idea of a clear demarcation . . .
2. Dynamics of Social Movements and Cultural Progressives
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Efforts to deal with the Christian right are efforts encased in a cultural progressive social movement. These efforts do not represent a series of individuals attempting to stop the Christian right on . . .
3. Developing a Typology of Cultural Progressive Activists
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Social movement theories suggest that individuals with certain ideologies are more likely to be drawn from certain sectors of our society. If these theories are accurate, then cultural progressive activists . . .
4. Political Concerns and Cultural Progressive Activists
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In theory, there are two major reasons why individuals oppose the Christian right. First, they oppose the political agenda of the Christian right. Second, they oppose the religious nature of the Christian . . .
5. General Opposition to Religion in Cultural Progressive Activists
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Beyond politics, some individuals oppose the Christian right because of its religious nature. One possibility is that some individuals have an exceptional hostility to Christianity. The proposed values and . . .
6. Cultural Progressive Activists and Critics of Christianity
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As mentioned in the previous chapter, animosity toward religion does not have to be generalized. In fact, we found that some of the hostility directed toward the Christian right is specifically due to . . .
7. The Framing of Cultural Progressive Activism
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Over the past three chapters we have allowed cultural progressive activists to enunciate their concerns and frustrations with the Christian right. From those enunciations we have seen the values . . .
8. Cultural Progressives in the Continuing Culture War
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Studying social movements and the individuals in them often creates a paradox. On the one hand, we know that there have to be overarching beliefs or justifications uniting individuals together . . .
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Publication Year: 2012