Transnational Transcendence: Essays on Religion and Globalization

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Thomas J. Csordas
Univ of California Press, Mar 31, 2009 - Social Science - 352 pages
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 relationship—in 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.
 

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Contents

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Is the Trans in Transnational the Trans in Transcendent?
55
Veiled Missionaries and Embattled Christians in Colonial Sudan
97
Diasporic Constructions
121
Finitude and the PoliticalTheological Imagination
145
Trajectories Frontiers and Reparations in the Expansion of Santo
185
Peter F Cohen
205
AfroAtlantic Ontology and
231
Religious Utopias in India and China
263
Anthropology of a Western Yogi
279
Mahasayas mahasamadhi in 2004
293
The Global Reach of Gods and the Travels of Korean Shamans
305
contributors
327
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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.

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