In this Book
- Reclaiming the Great World House: The Global Vision of Martin Luther King Jr.
- Published by: University of Georgia Press
The burgeoning terrain of Martin Luther King Jr. studies is leading to a new appreciation of his thought and its meaningfulness for the emergence and shaping of the twenty-first-century world. This volume brings together an impressive array of scholars from various backgrounds and disciplines to explore the global significance of King—then, now, and in the future.
Employing King’s metaphor of “the great world house,” the major focus is on King’s appraisal of the global-human struggle in the 1950s and 1960s, his relevance for today’s world, and how future generations might constructively apply or appropriate his key ideas and values in addressing racism, poverty and economic injustice, militarism, sexism, homophobia, the environmental crisis, globalization, and other challenges confronting humanity today. The contributors treat King in context and beyond context, taking seriously the historical King while also exploring how his name, activities, contributions, and legacy are still associated with a globalized rights culture.
Table of Contents
- Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
- pp. i-vi
- pp. vii-viii
- pp. ix-xvi
- pp. xvii-xviii
- Reclaiming the Great World House
- pp. 1-16
- PART I. Creative Living in the Great World House: the Vision of Martin Luther King Jr. in Context—where We Were Then
- PART II. Surviving in the Contemporary World House: the Enduring Threats—where We Are Now
- PART III. Envisioning, Pursuing, and Shaping the Future World House: Where Do We Go from Here?
- pp. 333-338
- Selected Bibliography
- pp. 339-356
- pp. 357-362
- pp. 363-369