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    ** Please distribute widely. Apologies for cross-postings ** Call for Chapter Proposals Abstract submission deadline: June 30, 2007 Full chapters due:
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      ** Please distribute widely. Apologies for cross-postings **



      Call for Chapter Proposals

      Abstract submission deadline: June 30, 2007

      Full chapters due: August 17, 2007



      Bridging the Gaps: Faith-based NGOs in the Americas
      A book edited by

      Tara Hefferan, Alma College

      Julie Adkins, Southern Methodist University



      Objective
      The aim of this collection of ethnographic articles is to provide in-depth
      analysis of faith-based development organizations across the Americas. As
      neoliberal philosophies and economic models spread across the globe,
      faith-based non-governmental (“third-sector”) organizations have
      proliferated. They increasingly fill the gaps born of state neglect and
      retraction, standing in for the state by designing and delivering social
      services and development programming. This collection shines a much needed
      critical light onto these organizations by exploring the varied ways that
      religious organizations attempt to mend the fissures and mitigate the
      effects of neoliberal capitalism and development practices on the poor and
      powerless. In so doing, the volume generates provocative and sophisticated
      analyses—grounded in empirical case studies—of such topics as the meaning of
      “faith-based” development, evaluations of faith-based versus secular
      approaches, the influence of faith-orientation on program formulation and
      delivery, and examinations of faith-based organizations’ impacts on
      structural inequality and poverty alleviation.

      Taken together, the chapters in the volume demonstrate the vital importance
      of ethnography for understanding the faith-based “turn” in development.
      Moving beyond anthropology’s traditional dismissal of and missiology’s
      uncritical support for faith-based initiatives, contributors demonstrate the
      importance of grounded analysis for understanding the specific discourses,
      practices, and beliefs that imbue faith-based initiatives with such currency
      at the moment. Richly describing the philosophies and work of faith-based
      organizations, the chapters reveal both the promise and the limitations of
      this increasingly visible mode of development.



      Submission Guidelines
      Those interested in having their work considered for inclusion in Bridging
      the Gaps: Faith-based NGOs in the Americas should send editors Tara
      Hefferan (heffera2 at msu dot edu) and Julie Adkins (DrJAdkins at aol dot
      com) a 250-word abstract of their proposed chapter by June 30, 2007. Please
      also include affiliation, contact information, and a 50-word biography.
      Papers accepted for the collection will be due August 17, 2007.


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