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Asian migrants and religious experience : from missionary journeys to labor mobility

Author: Bernardo E Brown; Brenda S A Yeoh; National University of Singapore. Asia Research Institute,
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]
Series: New mobilities in Asia, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Typically, scholars approach migrants' religions as a safeguard of cultural identity, something that connects migrants to their communities of origin. This ethnographic anthology challenges that position by reframing the religious experiences of migrants as a transformative force capable of refashioning narratives of displacement into journeys of spiritual awakening and missionary calling. These essays explore  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernardo E Brown; Brenda S A Yeoh; National University of Singapore. Asia Research Institute,
ISBN: 9789462982321 9462982325
OCLC Number: 1019657282
Notes: "All of the chapters in the book evolved from the conference 'Migrant Communities and Religious Experience in Asia,' held at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore in August 2015."--Page 9.
Description: 346 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Human mobility as engine of religious change / Bernardo E. Brown, Brenda S.A. Yeah --
Saving yogis : spiritual nationalism and the proselytizing missions of global yoga / Amanda Lucia --
Renewed flows of ritual knowledge and ritual affect within transnational networks : a case study of three ritual events of the Xinghua (Henghua) communities in Singapore / Kenneth Dean --
Liberalizing the boundaries : reconfiguration of religious beliefs and practice amongst Sri Lankan immigrants in Australia / Jagath Bandara Pathirage --
From structural separation to religious incorporation : a case study of a transnational Buddhist group in Shanghai, China / Weishan Huang --
"10/40 Window" : Naga missionaries as spiritual migrants and the Asian experience / Arkotong Longkumer --
Religion, masculinity, and transnational mobility migrant catholic men and the politics of evangelization / Ester Gallo --
Helping the wounded as religious experience the free Burma rangers in Karen State, Myanmar / Alexander Horstmann --
A multicultural church : notes on Sri Lankan transnational workers and the migrant chaplaincy in Italy / Bernardo E. Brown --
"Bahala Na Ang Diyos" : the paradox of empowerment among Filipino Catholic migrants in South Korea / Bubbles Beverly Neo Asor --
Feeling Hindu : the devotional Sivaist esthetic matrix and the creation of a diasporic Hinduism in North Sumatra / Silvia Vignato --
What makes Aian migrants' religious experience Asian? Janet Alison Hoskins.
Series Title: New mobilities in Asia, 2.
Responsibility: edited by Bernardo E. Brown and Brenda S.A. Yeoh.

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The essays in this book explore migrants' motivations in support of an argument that to travel inspires a search for new meaning in religion.  Read more...

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