Afe Adogame, Jim Spickard's Religion Crossing Boundaries (Religion and the Social Order) PDF

By Afe Adogame, Jim Spickard

ISBN-10: 9004187308

ISBN-13: 9789004187306

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In other cases, he or she is given ritual rings or amulets to wear around the wrist and/or waist during the trip to the consulate. The aim here is to ensure that on a subsequent visit, he or she is perceived favorably by consular officials. ” It is therefore common that people hold thanksgiving services in churches after being granted visas. As said earlier, part of our aim here is to establish the rational roots of this presumption as a way of explaining the common turn to spirituality. Part of the explanation must be found in the kind of treatment to which Nigerian visa applicants are subjected at the various western consulates.

Finally, by taking some of the activity preceding actual migration in a sending country as an authentic aspect of the transnational field, we challenge the tendency to treat migrants’ lives in the host countries as the whole of transnational behavior. We argue that since would-be migrants participate in different kinds of both religious and secular transnational networks prior to migration (joining online prayer groups, for instance), they are already inserted into the transnational imaginary and therefore need to be so recognized in the literature.

Asamoah-Gyadu, K. 2005. African Charismatics: Current Developments Within Independent Indigenous Pentecostalism in Ghana. Leiden: Brill. Assal, M. 2005. “A Source of Difference or a Repository of Support? ” Pp. 191–215 in Religion in the Context of African Migration, edited by A. Adogame and C. Weisskoeppel. Bayreuth: University of Bayreuth. Beck, L. 2007. ” Pp. 182–206 in African Immigrant Religions in America, edited by J. K. Olupona and R. Gemignani. New York: New York University Press. Bongmba, E.

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