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Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic

Brendan Jamal Thornton

Abstract

Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic is a comprehensive ethnographic account of Pentecostal Christianity in the context of urban poverty in the Dominican Republic. Based on over two years of fieldwork in a barrio of Villa Altagracia, Negotiating Respectexamines the everyday practices of Pentecostal community members and the complex ways in which they negotiate legitimacy, recognition, and spiritual authority under the constraints of religious pluralism and Catholic cultural supremacy. Engaging questions about gender ... More

Keywords: Pentecostalism, spiritual authority, pluralism, gender, masculinity, gangs, Dominican vodú, cultural politics, religious identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813061689
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061689.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brendan Jamal Thornton, author
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill