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The Transnational Spiritual Economy

Ousmane Oumar Kane

in The Homeland Is the Arena

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732302
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894611 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732302.003.0006
The Transnational Spiritual Economy

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This chapter discusses the efforts of immigrants and religious actors in a home country to build and sustain a transnational spiritual economy. Specialists in the production and dissemination of goods of salvation in this world (health, prosperity, good luck) and in the next make regular trips to America. Their visits and the activities and events surrounding them have become institutionalized. The impact they have in the host society and the home country is studied, with some illustrations.

Keywords: Senegalese immigrants; Senegal; transnational relations; spiritual economy; host society

Chapter.  9069 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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