The Resource Competitive spirits : Latin America's new religious economy, R. Andrew Chesnut, (electronic book)

Competitive spirits : Latin America's new religious economy, R. Andrew Chesnut, (electronic book)

Label
Competitive spirits : Latin America's new religious economy
Title
Competitive spirits
Title remainder
Latin America's new religious economy
Statement of responsibility
R. Andrew Chesnut
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
R. Andrew Chesnut shows how the development of religious pluralism over the past half-century has radically transformed the "spiritual economy" of Latin America. In order to thrive in this new religious economy, says Chesnut, Latin American spiritual "firms" must develop an attractive product and know how to market it to popular consumers. Three religious groups, he demonstrates, have proven to be the most skilled competitors in the new unregulated religious economy. Protestant Pentecostalism, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and African diaspora religions such as Brazilian Candomble and Haitian Vodou have emerged as the most profitable religious producers. Chesnut explores the general effects of a free market, such as introduction of consumer taste and product specialization, and shows how they have played out in the Latin American context. He notes, for example, that women make up the majority of the religious consumer market, and explores how the three groups have developed to satisfy women's tastes and preferences. Moving beyond the Pentecostal boom and the rise and fall of liberation theology, Chesnut provides a fascinating portrait of the Latin American religious landscape
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Chesnut, R. Andrew
Dewey number
200/.98/090511
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2540
LC item number
.C48 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Religious pluralism
  • Economics
  • Latin America
Label
Competitive spirits : Latin America's new religious economy, R. Andrew Chesnut, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-170) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10142054
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vi, 189 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Competitive spirits : Latin America's new religious economy, R. Andrew Chesnut, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-170) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10142054
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vi, 189 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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