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To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise

reviewed by Michael W. Apple - February 01, 2010

coverTitle: To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise
Author(s): Bethany Moreton
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 0674033221, Pages: 392, Year: 2009
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Occasionally books are published that bear on crucial issues in education, but do not overtly seem to be about issues in education. A number of recent publications come to mind, including for example Mike Davis’s powerful critical examination of the realities in which a large portion of the world’s impoverished urban populations live, Planet of Slums (Davis, 2006) and Kathleen Lynch, John Baker, and Maureen Lyons’s analytically and empirically cogent treatment of the significance of “affective equality” in structuring our cultural and economic institutions in a book by the same name (Lynch, Baker, and Lyons, 2009). Another recent book clearly deserves its place on this list, Bethany Moreton’s insightful analysis of the complex relations among economic transformations, the growth of Christian entrepreneurship, changes in gendered labor, and conservative ideologies. Moreton focuses on the historical development of Wal-Mart and uses this as a lever to pry open an intricate web of connections... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 01, 2010
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15903, Date Accessed: 4/22/2021 6:25:51 AM

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  • Michael Apple
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
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    MICHAEL W. APPLE is John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the Institute of Education, University of London. Among his recent books are: Educating the “Right” Way: Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality, 2nd edition (2006); The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education (2009); and Global Crises, Social Justice, and Education (2010).
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