The Resource Competitive spirits : Latin America's new religious economy, R. Andrew Chesnut

Competitive spirits : Latin America's new religious economy, R. Andrew Chesnut

Label
Competitive spirits : Latin America's new religious economy
Title
Competitive spirits
Title remainder
Latin America's new religious economy
Statement of responsibility
R. Andrew Chesnut
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
R. Andrew Chesnut shows how the development of religious pluralism over the past half-century has radically transformed the "spiritual economy" of Latin America. In order to thrive in this new religious economy, says Chesnut, Latin American spiritual "firms" must develop an attractive product and know how to market it to popular consumers. Three religious groups, he demonstrates, have proven to be the most skilled competitors in the new unregulated religious economy. Protestant Pentecostalism, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and African diaspora religions such as Brazilian Candomble and Haitian Vodou have emerged as the most profitable religious producers. Chesnut explores the general effects of a free market, such as introduction of consumer taste and product specialization, and shows how they have played out in the Latin American context. He notes, for example, that women make up the majority of the religious consumer market, and explores how the three groups have developed to satisfy women's tastes and preferences. Moving beyond the Pentecostal boom and the rise and fall of liberation theology, Chesnut provides a fascinating portrait of the Latin American religious landscape
Cataloging source
MERUC
Dewey number
200/.98/090511
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2540
LC item number
.C48 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Competitive spirits : Latin America's new religious economy, R. Andrew Chesnut
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-170) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: the new temples of religious pluralism -- 2. One true faith: four centuries of religious monopoly -- 3. Concerning the market: an anatomy of pentecostal success -- 4. A preferntial option for the spirit: the Catholic charismatic renewal -- 5. Entrepreneurial spirits: religious of the African Diaspora -- 6. Practical consumers: the success of Pneumacentric religion among women -- 7. Conclusion: Ex Uno Plura (Out of one, Many)
Control code
ocn560166420
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 189 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423784685
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b24263692
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)560166420
  • acaebk019516184X

Library Locations

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