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The Resource Enchanted Calvinism : labor migration, afflicting spirits, and Christian therapy in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Adam Mohr, (electronic resource)

Enchanted Calvinism : labor migration, afflicting spirits, and Christian therapy in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Adam Mohr, (electronic resource)

Label
Enchanted Calvinism : labor migration, afflicting spirits, and Christian therapy in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana
Title
Enchanted Calvinism
Title remainder
labor migration, afflicting spirits, and Christian therapy in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana
Statement of responsibility
Adam Mohr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Enchanted Calvinism's central proposition is that Ghanaian Presbyterian communities, both past and present, have become significantly more enchanted--that is, more attuned to spiritual explanations of and remedies for suffering--as they have become more integrated into capitalist modes of production. The author draws on a specific Weberian concept of religious enchantment to frame the discussion of spiritual affliction and spiritual healing within the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, particularly under the conditions of labor migration: first, in the early twentieth century during the cocoa boom in Ghana and second, at the turn of the twenty-first century in the context of the healthcare migration from Ghana to North America. Relying on extensive archival research, oral historical interviews, and participant-observation group interviews conducted in North America, Europe, and West Africa, the study provides evidence that the more these Ghanaian Calvinists became dependent on capitalist modes of production, the more enchanted their lives, and, subsequently, their church became, although in different ways within these two migrations. One striking pattern that has emerged among Ghanaian Presbyterian labor migrants in North America, for example, is a radical shift in gendered healing practices, where women have become prominent healers, while a significant number of men have become spirit-possessed. Adam Mohr is a Senior Writing Fellow in Anthropology with the Critical Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania.--
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Mohr, Adam
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Presbyterian Church of Ghana
  • Spiritual healing
  • Spiritual healing
  • Healing
  • Healing
  • Ghanaians
  • Akan (African people)
  • Capitalism
Label
Enchanted Calvinism : labor migration, afflicting spirits, and Christian therapy in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Adam Mohr, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781580468169/type/BOOK
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The disenchantment of Ghana's Basel Mission, 1828-1918 -- Enchanted competition for the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, 1918-60s -- The enchantment of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, 1960-2010 -- The school of deliverance and the enchantment of the Ghanaian Presbyterian churches in North America -- The enchantment of the United Ghanaian Community Church, Philadelphia -- Gendered transformations of enchanted Calvinism in the Ghanaian Presbyterian diaspora
Control code
CR9781580468169
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 234 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781580464628
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097100403
Label
Enchanted Calvinism : labor migration, afflicting spirits, and Christian therapy in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Adam Mohr, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781580468169/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The disenchantment of Ghana's Basel Mission, 1828-1918 -- Enchanted competition for the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, 1918-60s -- The enchantment of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, 1960-2010 -- The school of deliverance and the enchantment of the Ghanaian Presbyterian churches in North America -- The enchantment of the United Ghanaian Community Church, Philadelphia -- Gendered transformations of enchanted Calvinism in the Ghanaian Presbyterian diaspora
Control code
CR9781580468169
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 234 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781580464628
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097100403

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