Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico in the Twentieth Century (Paperback)Daniel Ramirez (author)
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Ramirez argues that, because of the distance separating the transnational migratory circuits from domineering arbiters of religious and aesthetic orthodoxy in both the United States and Mexico, the region was fertile ground for the religious innovation by which working-class Pentecostals expanded and changed traditional options for practicing the faith. Giving special attention to individuals' and families' firsthand accounts and tracing how a vibrant religious music culture tied transnational communities together, Ramirez illuminates the interplay of migration, mobility, and musicality in Pentecostalism's global boom.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 25 mm
A study that offers fresh interpretations of Latino/a religious studies and American religions history.--Journal of American History
Ramirez has not only given us a history of the origins of the Pentecostal movement along the U.S.-Mexican border, he has also modeled a narrative form that gives voice to individuals and groups who are misunderstood in most historical studies when they are not entirely passed over.--Fides et Historia
Puts forth a radical rethinking of the 1930s repatriation of Mexican immigrants and their families, which is generally depicted as a xenophobic tragedy. . . . Essential reading for graduate students in Mexican religious history, borderlands, and Latino history.--Hispanic American Historical Review
This highly recommended book will enrich the curricula of American religious history, Mexican religious history, borderlands history and is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate readers.--Perspectivas
His layered presentation of complex ideologies, theories, and information adds a multidimensional work to the field.--H-Net Reviews
Ramirez should be commended for this excellent book, which will long be remembered as a classic work on the roots, culture, and development of the Migrant Mexican Pentecostals.--New Mexico Historical Review
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