Pentecostalism in translation: Religion and the production of community in the Haitian diaspora

@article{Brodwin2003PentecostalismIT,
  title={Pentecostalism in translation: Religion and the production of community in the Haitian diaspora},
  author={P. Brodwin},
  journal={American Ethnologist},
  year={2003},
  volume={30},
  pages={85-101}
}
  • P. Brodwin
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • American Ethnologist
I examine the growth of Pentecostalism in the Haitian diaspora through both a neo-Weberian framework and the argument, derived from Walter Benjamin, that the cultural translation of religious doctrine should resonate with the original and not merely substitute scholarly categories for sacred meanings. Haitian migrants to Guadeloupe, French West Indies, appropriate Pentecostalism to produce a transnational enclave in the face of marginality and displacement. Using Christian idioms, they defend… Expand
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