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Title:Religion and the global city
Editors:Garbin, David
Strhan, AnnaISNI
Year:2017
Pages:319
Language:English
Series:Bloomsbury studies in religion, space and place
City:London
Publisher:Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN:1474272428; 9781474272421; 9781474272438; 9781474272445
Geographic terms:Africa
South Africa
Kenya
Somalia
China
India
Brazil
Europe
Canada
United States
Subjects:religion
Islam
Pentecostalism
urban society
diasporas
globalization
mobility
Abstract:This book explores how religious movements and actors shape and are shaped by aspects of global city dynamics. It advances discussions in the field of urban religion, and establishes future research directions. Case studies are drawn from both 'classical' global cities such as New York, London and Paris, and also from large cosmopolitan metropolises, such as Bangalore, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, Tel Aviv and Hong Kong. Chapters explore various issues, such as globalization and the role of global neo-liberal regimes, urban change and in particular the dramatic urbanization of Global South countries, and religious politics and religious revivalism associated with transnational Islam or global Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity. Contributions: Introduction (David Garbin and Anna Strhan). -- Part I Power, visibility and the politics of space. On the road: Pentecostal pathways through the mega-city (Simon Coleman and Manuel A. Vásquez); Urban planning and secular atheism in Shanghai, Beijing, and Singapore (Peter van der Veer); Occupying the global city: spatial politics and spiritual warfare among African Pentecostals in Hong Kong (Benjamin Kirby); Pentecostal productions of locality: urban risks and spiritual protection in Cape Town (Marian Burchardt). -- Part II Religious media, publics, and global cultural flows. 'The future as news': astrology and mediated religion in global Bangalore (Sahana Udupa); Theorizing mediatization and religious agency in European global cities (David Herbert); Godlessness in the global city (Lois Lee). -- Part III Centralities, peripheries, and religious reterritorialization. Marching for Jesus in Paris: religious territorialization, public space, and the appropriation of centrality in a fragmented city (Yannick Fer and Gwendoline Malogne-Fer); Transnational religion, multiculturalism, and global suburbs: a case study from Vancouver (Claire Dwyer); Place and the (un-)making of religious peripheries: weddings among Kenyan Pentecostals in London (Leslie Fesenmyer). -- Part IV Global migration, everyday multiculturalism, and religious place-making. At home in the multicultural city: Islam and religious place-making in Stuttgart, Germany (Petra Kuppinger); Religion as 'urban white noise': material practices of everyday religion at the 'unquiet frontiers' of the hyper-diverse city (Chris Baker); Between wandering and staying put: piety and urban mobility among young Somali women in multicultural London, (Giulia Liberatore); Religion, migration, and the 'worlding' of urban daily life: local and transnational Pentecostalism in Rio de Janeiro (Gerda Heck and Stephan Lanz). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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