I am happy to announce the publication of our edited volume, Asian Migrants and Religious Experience. From Missionary Journeys to Labor Mobility, by Amsterdam University Press.
Bernardo Brown & Brenda Yeoh
Asian Migrants and Religious Experience
FROM MISSIONARY JOURNEYS TO LABOR MOBILIT
Distributed for Amsterdam University Press
312 pages | 21 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2018
Typically, scholars approach migrants’ religions as a safeguard of cultural identity, something that connects migrants to their communities of origin. This ethnographic anthology challenges that position by reframing the religious experiences of migrants as a transformative force capable of refashioning narratives of displacement into journeys of spiritual awakening and missionary calling. These essays explore migrants’ motivations in support of an argument that to travel inspires a search for new meaning in religion.