This innovative collection examines the transnational movements, effects, and transformations of religion in the contemporary world, offering a fresh perspective on the interrelation between globalization and religion. Transnational Transcendence challenges some widely accepted ideas about this relationshipin particular, that globalization can be understood solely as an economic phenomenon and that its religious manifestations are secondary. The book points out that religion's role remains understudied and undertheorized as an element in debates about globalization, and it raises questions about how and why certain forms of religious practice and intersubjectivity succeed as they cross national and cultural boundaries. Framed by Thomas J. Csordas's introduction, this timely volume both urges further development of a theory of religion and globalization and constitutes an important step toward that theory.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Thomas J. Csordas is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Language, Charisma, and Creativity; The Sacred Self; and Body/Meaning/Healing, as well as editor of Embodiment and Experience.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations Introduction: Modalities of Transnational TranscendenceThomas J. Csordas 1. Missionization in the Postcolonial World: A View from Brazil and ElsewhereOtávio Velho 2. Is the Trans- in Transnational the Trans- in Transcendent? On Alterity and the Sacred in the Age of GlobalizationJoel Robbins 3. Global Religion and the Reenchantment of the World: The Case of the Catholic Charismatic RenewalThomas J. Csordas 4. Veiled Missionaries and Embattled Christians in Colonial SudanJanice Boddy 5. Beyond Integration and Recognition: Diasporic Constructions of Alevi Muslim Identity between Germany and TurkeyEsra Özyürek 6. The Burning: Finitude and the Political-Theological Imagination of Illegal MigrationStefania Pandolfo 7. Trajectories, Frontiers, and Reparations in the Expansion of Santo Daime to EuropeAlberto Groisman 8. The Orisha Atlantic: Historicizing the Roots of a Global ReligionPeter F. Cohen 9. The Many Who Dance in Me: Afro-Atlantic Ontology and the Problem with "Transnationalism"J. Lorand Matory 10. Global Breathing: Religious Utopias in India and ChinaPeter van der Veer 11. The Return Path: Anthropology of a Western YogiKathinka Froystad 12. The Global Reach of Gods and the Travels of Korean ShamansLaurel Kendall Contributors Index
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"Strongly recommended to scholars seeking an advanced understanding of religion and globalisation."Social Anthropology
"Few studies of transnationalism or globalization have treated religion in such theoretical depth. . . . Recommended."Choice
"The volume is a sub substantial contribution to scholarship on globalization."Journal Royal Anthro
"In a short review one cannot do justice to a collection like this. [It] cries out for a more detailed response."Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae