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McAlister, Melani 1962-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 2,655 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Historical films  Internet videos  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS63.2, 327.56073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Melani McAlister
Epic encounters : culture, media, and U.S. interests in the Middle East, 1945-2000 by Melani McAlister( )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 2,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The kingdom of God has no borders : a global history of American evangelicals by Melani McAlister( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than forty years ago, conservative Christianity emerged as a major force in American political life. Since then the movement has been analyzed and over-analyzed, declared triumphant and, more than once, given up for the dead. But because outside observers have maintained a near-relentless focus on domestic politics, the most transformative development over the last several decades--the explosive growth of Christianity in the global south--has gone unrecognized by the wider public, even as it has transformed evangelical life, both in the US and abroad. The Kingdom of God Has No Borders offers a daring new perspective on conservative Christianity by shifting the lens to focus on the world outside US borders. Melani McAlister offers a sweeping narrative of the last fifty years of evangelical history, weaving a fascinating tale that upends much of what we know--or think we know--about American evangelicals. She takes us to the Congo in the 1960s, where Christians were enmeshed in a complicated interplay of missionary zeal, Cold War politics, racial hierarchy, and anti-colonial struggle. She shows us how evangelical efforts to convert non-Christians have placed them in direct conflict with Islam at flash points across the globe. And she examines how Christian leaders have fought to stem the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa while at the same time supporting harsh repression of LGBTQ communities. Through these and other stories, McAlister focuses on the many ways in which looking at evangelicals abroad complicates conventional ideas about evangelicialism. We can't truly understand how conservative Christians see themselves and their place in the world unless we look beyond our shores"--Jacket
Religion and politics in the contemporary United States( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valentino's ghost : the politics behind images( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Valentino's Ghost takes viewers on a chronological journey through more than a century of images of Muslims, Arabs and Islam in the U.S. media, from the early 20th-century fantasies of romantic sheiks to today's damaging stereotypes as evil fanatics. Through interviews with Robert Fisk, Niall Ferguson, and John Mearsheimer amongst others, the film shows the way in which the changing image of Arabs and Muslims has mirrored America's political agenda in the Middle East. Valentino's Ghost aims to sharpen viewers' media literacy and increase their skills in questioning media representations, especially those of minority groups and people with whom our government is in conflict. The film ends with a report of a few Hollywood films that have provided complex images and avoided ethnic stereotyping"--Container
Staging the American century : race, gender, and nation in U.S. representations of the Middle East, 1945-1992 by Melani McAlister( )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic encounters culture, media, and U by Melani McAlister( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racism by Melani McAlister( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Kingdom of God has no borders a global history of American evangelicals by Melani McAlister( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Kingdom of God Has No Borders offers a daring new perspective on conservative Christianity by shifting the lens to focus on the world outside US borders. Melani McAlister offers a sweeping narrative of the last fifty years of evangelical history, weaving a fascinating tale that upends much of what we know-or think we know-about American evangelicals. She takes us to the Congo in the 1960s, where Christians were enmeshed in a complicated interplay of missionary zeal, Cold War politics, racial hierarchy, and anti-colonial struggle. She shows us how evangelical efforts to convert non-Christians have placed them in direct conflict with Islam at flash points across the globe. And she examines how Christian leaders have fought to stem the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa while at the same time supporting harsh repression of LGBTQ communities.Through these and other stories, McAlister focuses on the many ways in which looking at evangelicals abroad complicates conventional ideas about evangelicalism. We can't truly understand how conservative Christians see themselves and their place in the world unless we look beyond our shores
Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East since 1945, Updated Edition, with a Post-9 by Melani McAlister( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collecting the history of September 11 : [panel 2]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Library of Congress hosts this symposium on how historians will document and write about the events of September 11, 2001
What would Jesus do? : Evangelicals, the Iraq War, and the struggle for position by Melani McAlister( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Epic encounters culture, media, and U by Melani McAlister( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Valentino's ghost : why we hate Arabs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Valentino's Ghost exposes the way in which the U.S. foreign policy agenda in the Middle East shapes the mainstream media's and Hollywood's portrayals of Arabs, Muslims, and Islam
"The common heritage of mankind": Race, nation, and masculinity in the King Tut exhibit by Melani McAlister( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"One Black Allah" : the Middle East in the cultural politics of African American liberation, 1955-1970 by Melani McAlister( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Epic encounters: culture, media, and US interests in the Middle East, 1945-2000 by Melani McAlister( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Cultural History of the War without End by Melani McAlister( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Our God in the world : the globalization of American evangelicalism by Melani McAlister( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Epic encounters : culture, media, and U.S. interests in the Middle East, 1945-2000 Epic encounters culture, media, and U
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Religion and politics in the contemporary United StatesEpic encounters culture, media, and U
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McAlister, Melanii Lynn.

Languages
English (68)