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Joining the Choir: Religious Membership and Social Trust Among Transnational Ghanaians

ISBN : 9780190841041

Price(incl.tax): 
¥11,396
Author: 
Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber
Pages
240 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
163 x 242 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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In this book, Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber takes a deeply personal look at the lives of a few central characters in Accra, Ghana and Chicago, Illinois, examining what religious membership means for them as Christians, transmational Ghanaians, and aspirational migrants. Their stories highlight the continuing role of religion as a portable basis of trust in the modern world, where more people live between nations.

Index: 

Central Characters
1. Introduction
2. The Setting: Migration, Social Trust, and Religion
3. The Sources of Risk: Inequality, the Racial Order, and Group Competition
4. The Draw of Religion: Accessibility, Portability and Promise
5. The Culture of Connection: Practices and Principles
6. The Shape of Identity: Visions, Revisions and Negotiations
7. The Nature of Faith: Between Believing and Belonging
8. Conclusion: Religious Bases of Trust and Integration
Methodological Appendix
Bibliography
Notes

About the author: 

Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Kansas State University.

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