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Resurgent Voices in Latin America: Indigenous Peoples, Political Mobilization, and Religious Change

September 2, 2004

Resurgent Voices in Latin America is a collection of essays that examine the relationship between changing religious dynamics and political activism in Latin America. The authors seek to provide insights in four areas: the interaction between traditional indigenous religions and Christianity to produce new forms of belief and practices; the ideological and motivational resources offered to indigenous groups by religious organizations; the political effectiveness of these religious groups; and the impact of individual decisions to join a religious group on politics. Chapters address topics like Mayan Catholics in Chiapas, Mexico; country-specific essays focus on Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, and Peru. The book is edited by Edward L. Cleary and Timothy Steigenga.

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