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Conference paper Conference paper Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Traveling spirits: migrants, markets and mobilities
Editors:Hüwelmeier, Gertrud
Krause, KristineISNI
Year:2010
Pages:218
Language:English
Series:Routledge studies in anthropology
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:0415998786; 9780415998789
Geographic terms:Africa
Botswana
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Ghana
Madagascar
Mayotte
Europe
Subjects:religion
Pentecostalism
globalization
migration
spirits
conference papers (form)
2007
Abstract:This volume explores the mutually-determining relationships between religion and globalization. Starting from the assumption that religion cannot be understood independently of politics, economics, consumer culture, and media, the contributions contextualize religion within transnational processes and migration movements. They investigate how religion goes global, how religious practices are transformed, reinforced, or newly invented when transferred to new places, how migrants rely on religion to become global actors, and how religious agents create and maintain transnational connections. The book grew out of a conference organized in September 2007 at the Humboldt University of Berlin as part of a multi-year project on transnational networks, religion, and new migration. Of the eleven chapters, one refers to Haiti, three to Vietnam, one to Scandinavia, and the remainder to Africa: Traveling spirits: unconcealment and undisplacement (Mayotte and Madagascar) (Michael Lambek) - Ghanaian Pentecostal prophets: transnational travel and (im-)mobility (Girish Daswani) - Religious media, mobile spirits: publicity and secrecy in African Pentecostalism and traditional religion (Ghana) (Marleen de Witte) - Social catapulting and the spirit of entrepreneurialism: migrants, private initiative, and the Pentecostal ethic in Botswana (Rijk van Dijk) - Symbolic geographies of the sacred: diasporic territorialization and charismatic power in a transnational Congolese prophetic church (United Kingdom, Democratic Republic of the Congo) (David Garbin) - From house cells to warehouse churches? Christian Church Outreach Mission International in translocal contexts (Germany, Ghana) (Afe Adogame). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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