In examining the interplay of biblical scripture gender and nationalism in christian right and native american activism smith rethinks the nature of political strategy and alliance building for progressive purposes highlighting the potential of unlikely alliances termed cowboys and indians coalitions by one of her native activist . Native americans and the christian right is also sure to stimulate further conversation on the benefits and dangers of building alliances with those whose political positions are different from our own michelene pesantubbee american indian culture and research journal. In native americans and the christian right andrea smith advances social movement theory beyond simplistic understandings of social justice activism as either right wing or left wing and urges a more open minded approach to the role of religion in social movementsin examining the interplay of biblical scripture gender and nationalism in christian right and native amer. Native americans and the christian right the gendered politics of unlikely alliances by andrea smith andrea smith andrea smith is assistant professor of american culture and womens studies at the university of michigan ann arbor she is the author . Native americans and the christian right the gendered politics of unlikely alliances andrea smith duke university press mar 11 2008 social science 398 pages
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