Race, Religion, and Resilience in the Neoliberal Age

  • Authors
  • Cedric┬áC.┬áJohnson

Part of the Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice book series (BRWT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Cedric C. Johnson
    Pages 1-21
  3. Cedric C. Johnson
    Pages 23-54
  4. Cedric C. Johnson
    Pages 55-76
  5. Cedric C. Johnson
    Pages 77-99
  6. Cedric C. Johnson
    Pages 101-126
  7. Cedric C. Johnson
    Pages 127-153
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 155-212

About this book


This book presents a study of the rise of American neoliberalism in the aftermath of the modern Civil Rights movement, paying particular attention to the traumatic impact of the neoliberal age on countless African Americans. Author Cedric C. Johnson takes a close look at the manner in which American neoliberalism has been able to preserve, articulate, and exploit constructions of race-based difference. The neoliberal age has engendered an extraordinary growth in economic disparities and social inequalities, with traumatic repercussions for innumerable African Americans. Historically, black religious forms have functioned as contested spaces, capable of organizing alternative modes of cultural, economic, and political life. This project examines forms of black religiosity that function as modes of soul care in this context. Johnson posits an innovative, multi-systems approach that informs practices of care for populations traumatized or threatened by the neoliberal age.


Neoliberalism Globalization Pastoral Care African American Black Religion Trauma Urban Ministry Ritual Africa African African Americans America bibliography care neoliberalism religion religiosity

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57045-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52614-4
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