Transnational Transcendence: Essays on Religion and Globalization / Edition 1

Transnational Transcendence: Essays on Religion and Globalization / Edition 1

by Thomas J. Csordas
     
 

This innovative collection of essays examines, through a range of ethnographic and comparative studies, the transnational movements, effects, and transformations of religion in the contemporary world and offers a fresh perspective on the interrelation between globalization and religion. Taken as a whole, Transnational Transcendence challenges some widely accepted… See more details below

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This innovative collection of essays examines, through a range of ethnographic and comparative studies, the transnational movements, effects, and transformations of religion in the contemporary world and offers a fresh perspective on the interrelation between globalization and religion. Taken as a whole, Transnational Transcendence challenges some widely accepted ideas about this relationship-in particular, that international contemporary religious manifestations are secondary to the primarily economic phenomenon of globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520257429
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Introduction: Modalities of Transnational Transcendence Thomas J. Csordas 1

1 Missionization in the Postcolonial World: A View from Brazil and Elsewhere Otavio Velho 31

2 Is the Trans-in Transnational the Trans-in Transcendent? On Alterity and the Sacred in the Age of Globalization Joel Robbins 55

3 Global Religion and the Reenchantment of the World: The Case of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Thomas J. Csordas 73

4 Veiled Missionaries and Embattled Christians in Colonial Sudan Janice Boddy 97

5 Beyond Integration and Recognition: Diasporic Constructions of Alevi Muslim Identity between Germany and Turkey Esra Ozyurek 121

6 The Burning: Finitude and the Political-Theological Imagination of Illegal Migration Stefania Pandolfo 145

7 Trajectories, Frontiers, and Reparations in the Expansion of Santo Daime to Europe Alberto Groisman 185

8 The Orisha Atlantic: Historicizing the Roots of a Global Religion Peter F. Cohen 205

9 The Many Who Dance in Me: Afro-Atlantic Ontology and the Problem with "Transnationalism" J. Lorand Matory 231

10 Global Breathing: Religious Utopias in India and China Peter van der Veer 263

11 The Return Path: Anthropology of a Western Yogi Kathinka Froystad 279

12 The Global Reach of Gods and the Travels of Korean Shamans Laurel Kendall 305

Contributors 327

Index 331

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