Traveling Spirits: Migrants, Markets and Mobilities Gertrud Huwelmeier

ISBN: 9780415998789

Published: October 1st 2009


218 pages


Traveling Spirits: Migrants, Markets and Mobilities  by  Gertrud Huwelmeier

Traveling Spirits: Migrants, Markets and Mobilities by Gertrud Huwelmeier
October 1st 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 218 pages | ISBN: 9780415998789 | 6.18 Mb

Maintaining and forging religious networks across borders have long been part of migrants activities. However, due to the wide availability of communication technologies and the reduced costs of transportation, transnational social practices, including religious activities, have witnessed an enormous intensification in the last few decades around the world.Traveling Spirits seeks to understand these processes by investigating how religion goes global. How do religious agents create and maintain transborder connections? In what way are religious practices being transformed, reinforced or newly invented when transported to different places around the world?

How are power relations negotiated within transnational religious networks? How are processes of coming and going linked to religious practices and discourses?The books contributors provide rich ethnographic case studies on mobile evangelists, moving spirit mediums, and traveling believers.

They analyze the relationship between global, regional, national, local and individual religious processes by centering on economic activities, media representations, or politics of emplacement.Grounded firmly in cross-cultural comparison, this book contributes significantly to the literature on globalization, migration and transnational religion.

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