This talk situates the “revenge of God” – the unexpected resurgence of strong religion after World War II – within the contest of consumer movements and the financialization of the global economy. Dr Moreton will explore how religious and sexual conservatism organizes economic liberalism.
Bethany Moreton is Associate Professor of History at the University of Georgia. She is the author of To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise (Harvard University Press, 2009) and is a series editor for the Columbia University Press’s Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism.
This event is from the Center for the Study of Religion and Sexuality, a project affiliated with Columbia’s Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality; the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life; and the Barnard Center for Research on Women.