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978-0-7391-8085-3 • Hardback • May 2015 • $140.00 • (£108.00)
978-0-7391-8086-0 • eBook • May 2015 • $133.00 • (£102.00)
George González is assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Interdisciplinary Studies at Monmouth University.
Chapter 1: Seeing Things Whole
Chapter 2: Living Cosmologies: Dancing on a Wheel
Chapter 3: Practices of Materiality and Spirituality Among Landry’s Workers
Chapter 4: The Shape-Shifting Metaphorical Body of Capital
Chapter 5: Towards a Critical Ethnography of Shape-Shifting Capital
This intellectually capacious book deals with a pervasive feature of neoliberalism that has been overlooked until fairly recently. . . .This wonderful . . . book is up to the task of addressing this most pressing of questions.
— Critical Research on Religion
Ultimately this is an important book and a timely addition to the field. It is accessible for the majority of readers, but intended for academics and postgraduate students. Undergraduates may struggle with the theoretical sections, although there is certainly scope for their inclusion on courses focused on theory and methods, religion and postmodernity, secular religion, and religion in America. Postgraduate courses on religion and society should give serious consideration to including this text on their syllabus.
— Reading Religion
Shape-Shifting Capital is a landmark work in the relatively new field of workplace spirituality. Using ethnographic and phenomenological methods, George González shows that human existence cannot be reduced to sui generis categories such as religion or reason, the spiritual or the corporate. His point of departure is, rather, the vexed and complex ways in which the struggle for a livelihood plays out in workaday and quotidian settings. This brilliant book offers exciting new horizons for an 'existential archeology' of our times, for the study of religion in everyday life, and for the critique of capitalism in a digital age.
— Michael D. Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School
González's broad erudition and eye for ethnographic detail make this a welcome addition to the growing field of 'workplace spirituality.' With a thorough, perceptive grounding in the intellectual history of organizational theory, Shape-Shifting Capital offers readers a sophisticated yet utterly accessible road map to the core issues of religion at work.
— Bethany Moreton, Professor of History, Dartmouth College