Religious Resistance to Neoliberalism

Womanist and Black Feminist Perspectives

  • Authors
  • Keri┬áDay

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Keri Day
    Pages 1-17
  3. Keri Day
    Pages 19-46
  4. Keri Day
    Pages 47-76
  5. Keri Day
    Pages 77-104
  6. Keri Day
    Pages 131-159
  7. Keri Day
    Pages 161-186
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 187-213

About this book


Religious Resistance to Neoliberalism offers compelling and intersectional religious critiques of neoliberalism. Neoliberalism is the normative rationality of contemporary global capitalism that orders people to live by the generalized principle of competition in all social spheres of life. Keri Day asserts that neoliberalism and its moral orientations consequently breed radical distrust, lovelessness, disconnection, and alienation within society. She argues that engaging black feminist and womanist religious perspectives with Jewish and Christian discourses offers more robust critiques of a neoliberal economy. Employing womanist and black feminist religious perspectives, this book provides six theoretical, theologically constructive arguments to challenge the moral fragmentation associated with global markets. It strives to envision a pragmatic politics of hope.


Womanism Black Feminism Religion Black Religion Politics Women of Color Social Movements Political Economy Neoliberalism Globalization Postmodern Theology Beloved Communities feminism globalization neoliberalism political economy politics theology women

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57110-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56943-1
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