Against the Grain

Militarization, Race, and Religion

According to David Theo Goldberg, society is becoming militarized in myriad, and sometimes subtle, ways. Race, as it’s perceived and deployed, is a key part of this process. Goldberg also asserts that race is the secularization of the religious; that today’s anti-Muslim fervor is not primarily religion-focused; and that many groups working to demilitarize society rely on notions rooted in militarization.

David Theo Goldberg, “Militarizing Race” Social Text

David Theo Goldberg, Are We All Postracial Yet? Polity Press, 2015

  • Julia Tanenbaum

    Fascinating theory that accounts for the rise of secular neo-fascism recently. I will try to read the book.

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