Pentecostal Modernism [electronic resource] : Lovecraft, Los Angeles and world-systems culture / Stephen Shapiro and Philip Barnard
- Shapiro, Stephen, 1964-
- London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- 184 pages ; 23 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Barnard, Philip, 1951-
- Restrictions on Access:
- License restrictions may limit access.
- Part A: Methods. Modernism and the capitalist world-system : Williams, Wallerstein, Foucault ; Combined and uneven development : world-system dynamics -- Part B: Pentecostalism and the protolanguage of racial equality ; Lovecraft, race, and pulp modernism -- Afterword: Social gospel.
- Bringing together new accounts of the pulp horror writings of H.P. Lovecraft and the rise of the popular early 20th-century religious movements of American Pentecostalism and Social Gospel, Pentecostal Modernism challenges traditional histories of modernism as a secular avant-garde movement based in capital cities such as London or Paris. Disrupting accounts that separate religion from progressive social movements and mass culture, Stephen Shapiro and Philip Barnard construct a new Modernism belonging to a history of regional cities, new urban areas powered by the hopes and frustrations of recently urbanized populations seeking a better life. In this way, Pentecostal Modernism shows how this process of urbanization generates new cultural practices including the invention of religious traditions and mass-cultural forms.
- 1474238734 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-175) and index.
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