good depiction of the larger cultural and societal context of my case study. interviewees reflected various aspects of the social movement characteristics discussed. for example, this one: “antievolutionism shifted from being a minority view among fundamentalist theologians to become a defining creed of fundamentalism” – and those who subscribe to it like those i interviewed…
By Josh Rosenau
In 2012, 87 years after its first famous Monkey Law, Tennessee passed a law attacking evolution, labeling that foundation of modern biology “controversial” and purporting to grant public school teachers and students “academic freedom” to challenge it in class. Unlike 1925’s Butler Act, 2012’s Monkey Law broadened its scope beyond evolution, also sweeping in the similarly scientifically uncontroversial but socially contentious topic of climate change.
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