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Violent conversion. Brazilian Pentecostalism and the urban pioneering of women in Mozambique

Violent conversion. Brazilian Pentecostalism and the urban pioneering of women in Mozambique Compare Vol. 42, No. 3, May 2012, 559–560 RESEARCH DEGREE ABSTRACT Violent conversion. Brazilian Pentecostalism and the urban pioneering of women in Mozambique Linda van de Kamp* Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and African Studies Centre, Leiden Brazilian Pentecostals are establishing new transnational Christian connec- tions in Africa. This book describes the fascinating growth of Pentecostal churches in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, many of which have their roots in Brazil. These churches are attracting large numbers of successful, upwardly mobile women. The south–south transnational ties of Pentecosta- lism in Mozambique offer upwardly mobile women possibilities to transcend what is local, move away from it and pioneer new life spaces in order to effect transformations. As ‘pioneer women’, the women are taking on jobs their mothers would never have known and they are conquering spheres that used to be forbid- den to women, such as living alone as unmarried women in a city where they may earn more than men of a similar age. They are challenging the socio-cultural frontiers. Pentecostalism seems to connect well with a pio- neering spirit. In the urban environment of Maputo, where everyone is busy claiming political, cultural and economic space, Pentecostals are conquering these terrains http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education Taylor & Francis

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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright British Association for International and Comparative Education
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1469-3623
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0305-7925
DOI
10.1080/03057925.2012.657925
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Compare Vol. 42, No. 3, May 2012, 559–560 RESEARCH DEGREE ABSTRACT Violent conversion. Brazilian Pentecostalism and the urban pioneering of women in Mozambique Linda van de Kamp* Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and African Studies Centre, Leiden Brazilian Pentecostals are establishing new transnational Christian connec- tions in Africa. This book describes the fascinating growth of Pentecostal churches in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, many of which have their roots in Brazil. These churches are attracting large numbers of successful, upwardly mobile women. The south–south transnational ties of Pentecosta- lism in Mozambique offer upwardly mobile women possibilities to transcend what is local, move away from it and pioneer new life spaces in order to effect transformations. As ‘pioneer women’, the women are taking on jobs their mothers would never have known and they are conquering spheres that used to be forbid- den to women, such as living alone as unmarried women in a city where they may earn more than men of a similar age. They are challenging the socio-cultural frontiers. Pentecostalism seems to connect well with a pio- neering spirit. In the urban environment of Maputo, where everyone is busy claiming political, cultural and economic space, Pentecostals are conquering these terrains

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Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International EducationTaylor & Francis

Published: May 1, 2012

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