Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic - Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture (Hardback)
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Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic - Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 30/11/2015
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Negotiating Respect is an ethnographically rich investigation of Pentecostal Christianity-the Caribbean's fastest growing religious movement-in the contemporary Dominican Republic.

Within the context of urban poverty in a barrio of Villa Altagracia, Brendan Jamal Thornton considers the role of religious identity in the lives of young male churchgoers who navigate conversion as a transformative means of status acquisition, authority, and transition out of gang life. Thornton shows that conversion offers both spiritual and practical social value because it provides a strategic avenue for prestige and an acceptable way to transcend personal history.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813061689
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm

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