The new anti-catholicism : The Last Acceptable Prejudice. / Philip Jenkins.
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- ISBN: 9780198035275 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource.
- Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Anti-Catholicism has a long history in America. And as Philip Jenkins argues in The New Anti-Catholicism, this virulent strain of hatred--once thought dead--is alive and well in our nation, but few people seem to notice, or care. A statement that is seen as racist, misogynistic, anti-Semitic, or homophobic can haunt a speaker for years, writes Jenkins, but it is still possible to make hostile and vituperative public statements about Roman Catholicism without fear of serious repercussions. Jenkins shines a light onanti-Catholic sentiment in American society and illuminates its causes, looking closely at gay and feminist anti-Catholicism, anti-Catholic rhetoric and imagery in the media, and the anti-Catholicism of the academic world. For newspapers and newsmagazines, for television news and in movies, formajor book publishers, the Catholic Church has come to provide a grossly stereotyped public villain....
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