9780520288829-0520288823-To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum (Volume 20) (The Anthropology of Christianity)

To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum (Volume 20) (The Anthropology of Christianity)

ISBN-13: 9780520288829
ISBN-10: 0520288823
Edition: First
Author: Roberts, Nathaniel
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520288829
ISBN-10: 0520288823
Edition: First
Author: Roberts, Nathaniel
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages

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Acknowledged authors Roberts, Nathaniel wrote To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum (Volume 20) (The Anthropology of Christianity) comprising 312 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520288823 and 9780520288829. Since then To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum (Volume 20) (The Anthropology of Christianity) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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To Be Cared For offers a unique view into the conceptual and moral world of slum-bound Dalits (“untouchables”) in the South Indian city of Chennai. Focusing on the decision by many women to embrace locally specific forms of Pentecostal Christianity, Nathaniel Roberts challenges dominant anthropological understandings of religion as a matter of culture and identity, as well as Indian nationalist narratives of Christianity as a “foreign” ideology that disrupts local communities. Far from being a divisive force, conversion integrates the slum community—Christians and Hindus alike—by addressing hidden moral fault lines that subtly pit residents against one another in a national context that renders Dalits outsiders in their own land."

Read an interview with the author on the Association for Asian Studies' #AsiaNow blog.
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