New book:

 

THE DIASPORA OF BRAZILIAN RELIGIONS (Brill 2013)

Cristina Rocha & Manuel A. Vásquez

 

http://www.brill.com/diaspora-brazilian-religions

 

The Diaspora of Brazilian Religions explores the global spread of religions originating in Brazil, a country that has emerged as a major pole of religious innovation and production. Through ethnographically-rich case studies throughout the world, ranging from the Americas (Canada, the U.S., Peru, and Argentina) and Europe (the U.K., Portugal, and the Netherlands) to Asia (Japan) and Oceania (Australia), the book examines the conditions, actors, and media that have made possible the worldwide construction, circulation, and consumption of Brazilian religious identities, practices, and lifestyles, including those connected with indigenized forms of Pentecostalism and Catholicism, African-based religions such as Candomblé and Umbanda, as well as diverse expressions of New Age Spiritism such as the John of God Movement, and Ayahuasca-centered neo-shamanism like Vale do Amanhecer and Santo Daime.

 

Table of Contents

 

Introduction:  Brazil in the New Global Cartography of Religion

Manuel A. Vásquez and Cristina Rocha

 

SECTION I:  BRAZILIAN CHRISTIANITY: CATHOLICISM AND PROTESTANTISM

 

Ch 1: Edir Macedo’s Pastoral Project: A Globally Integrated Pentecostal Network

Clara Mafra, Claudia Swatowiski, and Camila Sampaio

 

Ch 2: Brazilian Churches in London: Transnationalism of the Middle

Olivia Sheringham

 

Ch 3: The ‘Devil’s Egg’: The Football Players as New Missionaries of the Diaspora of Brazilian Religions

Carmen Rial

 

Ch 4: Brazilian Pentecostalism in Peru: Affinities between the Social and Cultural Conditions of Andean Migrants and the Religious Worldview of the Pentecostal Church “God is Love

Dario Paulo Barrera Rivera

 

Ch 5: Catholicism for Export: The Case of Canção Nova

Brenda Carranza and Cecília Mariz

 

SECTION II: AFRO-BRAZILIAN RELIGIONS

 

Ch 6: Umbanda and Batuque in the Southern Cone:  Transnationalization as cross-border religious flow and as social field

Alejandro Frigerio

 

Ch 7: Pretos Velhos across the Atlantic: Afro-Brazilian Religions in Portugal

Clara Saraiva

 

Ch 8: Transnational Authenticity: An Umbanda Temple in Montreal

Deirdre Meintel and Annick Hernandez

 

Ch 9: Japanese Brazilians among Pretos-Velhos, Caboclos, Buddhist Monks and Samurais: An Ethnographic Study of Umbanda in Japan

Ushi Arakaki

 

Ch 10:  Mora Iemanja? Axé in Diasporic Capoeira Regional

Neil Stephens and Sara Delamont

 

SECTION III:  NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS

 

Ch 11: Building a Transnational Spiritual Community: The John of God Movement in Australia

Cristina Rocha

 

Ch 12: The Valley of Dawn in Atlanta, Georgia: Negotiating Gender Identity and Incorporation in the Diaspora

José Cláudio Souza Alves and Manuel A. Vásquez

 

Ch 13: The Niche Globalization of Projectiology: Cosmology and Internationalization of a Brazilian Parascience

Anthony Fischer D’Andrea

 

Ch 14Transcultural keys: Humor, Creativity and other Relational Artifacts in the transposition of a Brazilian Ayahuasca Religion to the Netherlands

Alberto Groisman

 

 

 

 

Dr. Cristina Rocha

Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Communications Arts

University of Western Sydney

 

Editor of The Diaspora of Brazilian Religions (with Manuel Vasquez, Brill, 2013);  Buddhism in Australia: Traditions in Change (with Michelle Barker, Routledge, 2010) and author of Zen in Brazil: The Quest for Cosmopolitan Modernity (Hawaii University Press, 2006).

Editor: Journal of Global Buddhism

http://www.uws.edu.au/religion_and_society/people/researchers/dr_cristina_rocha

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