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The Militarization Of Prayer In America: White And Native American Spiritual Warfare, Elizabeth Mcalister Nov 2015

The Militarization Of Prayer In America: White And Native American Spiritual Warfare, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

This article examines how militarism has come to be one of the generative forces of the prayer practices of millions of Christians across the globe. To understand this process, I focus on the articulation between militarization and aggressive forms of prayer, especially the evangelical warfare prayer developed by North Americans since the 1980s. Against the backdrop of the rise in military spending and neoliberal economic policies, spiritual warfare evangelicals have taken on the project of defending the United States on the “spiritual” plane. They have elaborated a complex theology and prayer practice with a highly militarized discourse and set of ...


The Color Of Christ In Haiti, Elizabeth Mcalister Dec 2013

The Color Of Christ In Haiti, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

Haiti is an officially Roman Catholic country, and the popular religion
of Vodou incorporates many Catholic elements. Why, then, is Jesus
Christ relatively deemphasized in both traditions, while Mary and
the countless saints and spirits have a greater presence in the religious
lives of most Haitians? This article delves into the Roman Catholic
and Kongolese Catholic history of Haiti to explore why Jesus Christ
is a relatively remote figure and why he is represented as white in a
Black-majority country.


En Haiti, La Musique Prend Le Pouvoir, Elizabeth Mcalister Apr 2011

En Haiti, La Musique Prend Le Pouvoir, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

No abstract provided.


The Bad Boy Makes Good, Elizabeth Mcalister Apr 2011

The Bad Boy Makes Good, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

What Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly, Haiti's pop star turned president, learned from a lifetime in music.


A Crisis Of Faith And Meaning: Understanding The Haiti Earthquake, Elizabeth Mcalister Jan 2010

A Crisis Of Faith And Meaning: Understanding The Haiti Earthquake, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

This radio segment explores how the three largest religious groups in Haiti, Catholics, Pentecostals, and practitioners of Vodou, are using their faith to interpret what happened. Hosted by Maureen Fiedler.


Perspectives On Haiti's Earthquake, Elizabeth Mcalister Jan 2010

Perspectives On Haiti's Earthquake, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

No abstract provided.


Why Does Haiti Suffer So Much?, Elizabeth Mcalister Jan 2010

Why Does Haiti Suffer So Much?, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

No abstract provided.


Vodou's View Of The Quake, Elizabeth Mcalister Jan 2010

Vodou's View Of The Quake, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

No abstract provided.


Devil's Logic: Behind Pat Robertson's Haitian Blame Game, Elizabeth Mcalister Jan 2010

Devil's Logic: Behind Pat Robertson's Haitian Blame Game, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

No abstract provided.


Haiti And The Unseen World, Elizabeth Mcalister Dec 2009

Haiti And The Unseen World, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

The religious imagery of Vodou points to the covert and often illegal world of deal making in the Haitian political and economic spheres.


Poster Child, Elizabeth Mcalister, Lovely Nicolas Dec 2009

Poster Child, Elizabeth Mcalister, Lovely Nicolas

Elizabeth McAlister

Lovely Nicolas reflects on being chosen as a Unicef poster girl in a campaign to end child slavery in Haiti, in a conversation with her second mother, anthropologist Elizabeth McAlister


Obama, Zombies, And Black Male Messiahs, Elizabeth Mcalister Sep 2009

Obama, Zombies, And Black Male Messiahs, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

In a spate of recent films, a Black male messiah kills hyperwhite zombies; relatedly, Obama symbolized for many the hope for racial reckoning and equality.


Roundtable: Haitian Music (Part 2) "What Does Revolution Sound Like?", Elizabeth Mcalister Jul 2009

Roundtable: Haitian Music (Part 2) "What Does Revolution Sound Like?", Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

Five writers continue their conversation about music and history in Haiti for The New Yorker.


Roundtable: Haitian Music (Part 1), Elizabeth Mcalister Mar 2009

Roundtable: Haitian Music (Part 1), Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

Five writers discuss music and history in Haiti for The New Yorker.


Music And The Story Of Haiti, Elizabeth Mcalister Dec 2006

Music And The Story Of Haiti, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

This 6-minute Afropop Worldwide radio essay explores how music formed history and identity in Haiti, from Vodou to hip hop. Hosted by Georges Collinet. (This is an mp3 file)


Afropop Worldwide Interview With Elizabeth Mcalister, Elizabeth Mcalister Dec 2006

Afropop Worldwide Interview With Elizabeth Mcalister, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

No abstract provided.


Rara Festivals In Haiti And New York: A Learning Website, Elizabeth Mcalister Dec 2006

Rara Festivals In Haiti And New York: A Learning Website, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

Go to http://rara.wesleyan.edu/ and find video, audio, photos, and passages from my book on Rara festivals in Haiti and New York City


Amour, Sexe Et Genre Incarnés : Les Esprits Du Vaudou Haïtien, Elizabeth Mcalister Dec 2003

Amour, Sexe Et Genre Incarnés : Les Esprits Du Vaudou Haïtien, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

No abstract provided.