Patriotism in Black and White: The Color of American Exceptionalism Public Lecture and Book Signing

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  • Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 3:00 p.m.

Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Ave NE


The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) will host Dr. Nichole R. Phillips, who will discuss her latest publication who will discuss her latest publication Patriotism Black and White: The Color of American Exceptionalism. Based on her four years of ethnographic research, Patriotism Black and White investigates the relationship between patriotism and civil religion in a politically populist community comprised of black and white evangelicals in rural Tennessee. Despite the commonality of being rural and southern, Phillips’ study reveals that racial experiences are markers for distinguishable responses to radical social change. As Phillips shows, racial identity led to differing responses to the War on Terror and the Obama administration, and thus to a crisis in American national identity, opening the door to new nativistic and triumphalist interpretations of American exceptionalism. Dr. Nichole R. Phillips is Assistant Professor of Sociology, Religion, and Culture at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Her research interests lie in the areas of religion and culture, race, ethnicity and gender, cultural anthropology with a focus on ethnographic research. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

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