To Know Good Blood: Material Religion, Southern Protestantism, and American Capitalism
Fri, December 3, 2010 • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM • BUR 436A
a talk by Chad Seales (George Mason University)
Chad Seales received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at George Mason University. His research addresses the relationship between religion and culture in American life, as evident in the popular religious practices of Latino migrants, the social expressions of southern evangelicals, and the moral prescriptions of corporate managers and business leaders. He has published articles on the interplay between religion and industrialization, the changing religious landscape of the American South, and the religious politics of U2’s Bono. He is currently working on his first book, Good Blood and Honest Sweat: Material Religion in a Southern Protestant Town, which examines the ritual responses of southern Protestants to the arrival of Latino migrants in Siler City, North Carolina.