Call for Contributor

By Heath Carter

Three of the regular contributors to this blog - Chris Cantwell, Janine Giordano Drake, and I - are in the process of pulling together an edited collection of new essays entitled, "Between the Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the Working Classes in Industrial America."   The plan is for the book to be divided into two sections, one which explores the ways that religion has inflected working-class politics; and the other which delves into the ways that class has shaped working peoples' religious lives and communities.  The proposed table of contents is already bursting with some of the best and brightest names working at the intersection of class and Christianity, but we remain on the lookout for an essay that would substantially focus on Latino/a Catholics. 

A photograph of some of the many Mexican pecan shellers who went on strike in San Antonio, Texas, in 1938.
We invite contributions that would fall under either theme of the collection, so long as the material has not been published before and in some way engages with Christianity and working-class Latinos in the industrial age, broadly construed. If you are interested or could recommend someone who might be, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at  We anticipate the final draft of the essay will be due sometime in the summer of 2013.


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