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Moreton, Bethany

Works: 4 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 3,872 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HQ18.U5, 381.1490973
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Most widely held works by Bethany Moreton
To serve God and Wal-Mart : the making of Christian free enterprise by Bethany Moreton( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the stories of people linked by the world's largest corporation, Bethany Moreton shows how a Christian service ethos powered capitalism at home and abroad. While industrial America was built by and for the urban North, rural Southerners comprised much of the labor, management, and consumers in the postwar service sector that raised the Sun Belt to national influence. These newcomers to the economic stage put down the plough to take up the bar-code scanner without ever passing through the assembly line. Industrial culture had been urban, modernist, sometimes radical, often Catholic and Jewish, and self-consciously international. Post-industrial culture, in contrast, spoke of Jesus with a drawl and of unions with a sneer, sang about Momma and the flag, and preached salvation in this world and the next. - Publisher
Devotions and desires : histories of sexuality and religion in the twentieth-century United States by Gillian Frank( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a moment when "freedom of religion" rhetoric fuels public debate, it is easy to assume that sex and religion have faced each other in pitched battle throughout modern U.S. history. Yet, by tracking the nation's changing religious and sexual landscapes over the twentieth century, this book challenges that zero-sum account of sexuality locked in a struggle with religion. It shows that religion played a central role in the history of sexuality in the United States, shaping sexual politics, communities, and identities. At the same time, sexuality has left lipstick traces on American religious history. From polyamory to pornography, from birth control to the AIDS epidemic, this book follows religious faiths and practices across a range of sacred spaces: rabbinical seminaries, African American missions, Catholic schools, pagan communes, the YWCA, and much more. What emerges is the shared story of religion and sexuality and how both became wedded to American culture and politics."--Back cover
To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise (Making of Christian Free Enterprise) by Bethany Moreton( Book )

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

"I hope they don't come to plains" : race and the detention of Mariel Cubans, 1980-1981 by Alexander Maxwell Stephens( )

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

In 1980, roughly 125,000 Cubans sailed to the United States in a mass migration that became known as the Mariel boatlift. Labeled "scum" by Fidel Castro, many of the Cubans who crossed the Straits of Florida found themselves stigmatized again in the United States, as rumors spread that their government used the boatlift to empty its prisons and mental institutions. Criminalized and caught in the middle of a changing U.S. refugee policy, tens of thousands of Mariel migrants were sent to makeshift detention centers on military bases. Black and mulato Cubans made up a disproportionate number of the people confined to these carceral spaces. Although scholars have been critical of the stigmatization and detention of people from Mariel, few have explored fully the ways that race shaped this process. This thesis analyzes the various forms of power that contributed to the racialized consequences of the boatlift
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To serve God and Wal-Mart : the making of Christian free enterprise
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