This is the first book to explore how religious movements and actors shape and are shaped by aspects of global city dynamics. Theoretically grounded and empirically informed, the book advances discussions in the field of urban religion, and establishes future research directions.
The editors bring together a wealth of ethnographically rich and vivid case studies in a diversity of urban settings, in both Global North and Global South contexts. These case studies are drawn from both ‘classical’ global cities such as New York, London and Paris, and also from large cosmopolitan metropolises – such as Bangalore, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, Tel Aviv and Hong Kong – which all constitute, in their own terms, powerful sites within the informational, cultural and moral networked economies of contemporary globalization.
The chapters explore some of the most pressing issues of our times: globalization and the role of global neo-liberal regimes; urban change and in particular the dramatic urbanization of Global South countries; and religious politics and religious revivalism associated, for instance, with transnational Islam or global Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity.
Fesenmyer, L. (Forthcoming 2017) ‘Place and the (un-)making of religious peripheries: Weddings among Kenyan Pentecostals in London’, in Garbin, D., & Strhan, A., (eds) Religion and the Global City, Bloomsbury Academic, London