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The Moral Economies of Conversion

Ilana Gershon

in No Family Is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450785
eISBN:
9780801464027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450785.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

When converting from one form of Christianity to another, Samoans describe some relationships they had to Christianity as cultural and other relationships as acultural. Conversion can encourage ... More


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