Peasants and Religion: A Socioeconomic Study of Dios Olivorio and the Palma Sola Movement in the Dominican Republic

Peasants and Religion: A Socioeconomic Study of Dios Olivorio and the Palma Sola Movement in the Dominican Republic

by Mats Lundahl, Jan Lundius
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415174112

ISBN-13: 9780415174114

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book examines the relationship between economics, politics and religion through the case of Olivorio Mateo and the religious movement he inspired from 1908 in the Dominican Republic. The authors explore how and why the new religion was formed, and why it was so successful. Comparing this case with other peasant movements, they show ways in which folk religion…  See more details below

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This book examines the relationship between economics, politics and religion through the case of Olivorio Mateo and the religious movement he inspired from 1908 in the Dominican Republic. The authors explore how and why the new religion was formed, and why it was so successful. Comparing this case with other peasant movements, they show ways in which folk religion serves as a response to particular problems which arise in peasant societies during times of stress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415174114
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Routledge Studies in Development and Society Series, #8
Pages:
800
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.23(d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
Some Spanish and Creole words that appear in the text
Map of the Dominican Republic
Map of the Olivorista heartland
1Introduction1
Pt. IThe events31
2Olivorio Mateo: the life and death of a peasant god, 1908-2233
3Interlude: the survival of Olivorismo, 1922-61123
4Palma Sola: the revival of Olivorismo, 1961-62171
Pt. IIThe myth253
5Olivorista lore255
Pt. IIIThe causes315
6Popular religion in the Dominican Republic and its influence on Olivorismo317
7Economic and political changes in the San Juan Valley, 1503-1922383
8A new era: economic change, politics and Palma Sola, 1922-63493
9Justifying a massacre: official religion and ideology in the Dominican Republic, 1492-1962560
Pt. IVThe wider context601
10Prophets, messiahs and gods: Olivorismo in a universal context603
11Conclusions670
12Epilogue, 1963-90688
References721
Index759

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