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Globalizing Family Values

The Christian Right in International Politics

By Doris Buss, Didi Herman

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Format: Paperback / softback, 232 pages
Published In: United States, 15 March 2003
With little fanfare and profound effect, "family values" have gone global, and the influence of the Christian Right is increasingly felt internationally. This is the first comprehensive study of the Christian Right's global reach and its impact on international law and politics. Doris Buss and Didi Herman explore tensions, contradictions, victories, and defeats for the Christian Right's global project, particularly in the United Nations. The authors consult Christian Right materials, from pamphlets to novels; conduct interviews with people in the movement; and provide a firsthand account of the World Congress of Families II in 1999, a key event in formulating Christian Right global policy and strategy. The result is a detailed look at a new global player--its campaigns against women's rights, population policy, and gay and lesbian rights; its efforts to build an alliance of orthodox faiths with non-Christians; and the tensions and strains as it seeks to negotiate a role for conservative Christianity in a changing global order.

Table of Contents

Divinity, data, destruction : theological foundations to Christian right international activism -- Constructing the global : the United Nations in Protestant thought and prophecy -- Nation, family, church : the Christian right global mission -- The deathculture goes global : international population policy and Christian right politics in action -- In defense of the natural family : doctrine, disputes, and devotion at the World Congress of Families II Conference -- The gender agenda : women's rights, radical feminism, and homosexuality.

EAN: 9780816642083
ISBN: 0816642087
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Dimensions: 23.22 x 15.29 x 1.3 centimetres (0.32 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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