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Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith: Haitian Religion in Miami

Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith: Haitian Religion in Miami (Paperback)

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Beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s,

significant numbers of Haitian immigrants began to arrive and settle in Miami.

Overcoming some of the most foreboding obstacles ever to face immigrants in

America, they, their children, and now their grandchildren, as well as more

recently arriving immigrants from Haiti, have diversified socioeconomically.

Together, they have made South Florida home to the largest population of

native-born Haitians and diasporic Haitians outside of the Caribbean and one of

the most significant Caribbean immigrant communities in the world. Religion has

played a central role in making all of this happen.

Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith is a historical and

ethnographic study of Haitian religion in immigrant communities, based on

fieldwork in both Miami and Haiti, as well as extensive archival research.

Where many studies of Haitian religion limit themselves to one faith, Rey and

Stepick explore Catholicism, Protestantism, and Vodou in conversation with one

another, suggesting that despite the differences between these practices, the

three faiths ultimately create a sense of unity, fulfillment, and self-worth in

Haitian communities. This meticulously researched and vibrantly written book

contributes to the growing body of literature on religion among new immigrants,

as well as providing a rich exploration of Haitian faith communities.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesMigration, immigration & emigrationReligion & BeliefsReligion: general Publisher: New York University Press Publication Date: 19/08/2013 ISBN-13: 9780814777091  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Terry Rey was formerly Professeur de Sociologie des Religions at Universite d'Etat d'Haiti and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Florida International University. He is now Associate Professor of Religion at Temple University. Alex Stepick is Professor of Sociology at Portland State University and Professor of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University, where he also is Director of the Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy.

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