Religion Crossing Boundaries: Transnational Religious Dynamics in Africa and the New African Diaspora

Title

Religion Crossing Boundaries: Transnational Religious Dynamics in Africa and the New African Diaspora

Department/School

Sociology and Anthropology

Summary

Over the past twenty years, major change has taken place in the nature of migration in global society. The predominant pattern since at least the 18th-century had been for peoples to move to and settle in Western countries permanently, with relatively little substantive interchange with their former homelands. They adopted the modes of articulation characteristic of their new societies (a process expressed with respect to the USA, for example, as 'Americanization'). This pattern has now changed, and there is considerable interaction between homeland and migrant peoples. One of the places where this has become especially important is in religious exchanges between Africa and the West. While some negative effects of this process may grab headlines, there have also been extensive positive interactions, not least among African peoples, especially with respect to Pentecostal and allied religious movements. The chapters in this edited book illustrate the variety of these exchanges.

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ISBN

9789004187306

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Brill

Series Title

Religion and the Social Order

Place of Publication

Leiden, NL

Keywords

religion, Africa, migration, globalization

Disciplines

African History | African Languages and Societies | Christian Denominations and Sects | New Religious Movements | Other Religion | Religion | Sociology of Religion

Religion Crossing Boundaries: Transnational Religious Dynamics in Africa and the New African Diaspora

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