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Introduction

Leah Sarat

in Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book explores how the issue of migration intertwines with religion and ethnicity across the U.S.-Mexico border. Drawing on qualitative, semi-structured interviews combined with informal ... More


Fire from Heaven

Leah Sarat

in Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the arrival of Pentecostalism in El Alberto. In particular, it explores the stories of Pentecostals in El Alberto who witnessed development and religious change that began in ... More


Living Crosses

Leah Sarat

in Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines religious and material change in El Alberto from Catholic perspectives. More specifically, it considers the transformation of El Alberto's patron saint festival and the ... More


The Mexican Dream

Leah Sarat

in Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the collective vision that drives the Caminata Nocturna: the Mexican Dream. It shows that residents of El Alberto are finding within their ethnic heritage a tradition of ... More


I Lift Up My Eyes to the North

Leah Sarat

in Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the rise of migration from El Alberto to the United States amid religious and socioeconomic change that swept the town in the 1960s and 1970s. Beginning with internal migration ... More


The Night Hike

Leah Sarat

in Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the vision and planning process behind the Caminata Nocturna, which began from a “Night Hike” in El Alberto as a response to the increased danger of crossing the U.S.-Mexico ... More


Conclusion

Leah Sarat

in Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book concludes with a discussion of the relationship between the Caminata Nocturna and the religious beliefs of the Pentecostals in El Alberto who are striving to help make it a reality and ... More


Send Us Power

Leah Sarat

in Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how religion enables Pentecostals of El Alberto to negotiate the day-to-day challenges of transnational life. Focusing on the religious practices of the relatives of those who ... More


Shielded by the Blood of Christ

Leah Sarat

in Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how Pentecostals in El Alberto respond to the challenges of the undocumented journey. In particular, it considers the ways that Pentecostals make sense of the heightened danger ... More


Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Leah M. Sarat

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The canyon in central Mexico was ablaze with torches as hundreds of people filed in. So palpable was their shared shock and grief, they later said, that neither pastor nor priest was needed. The ... More


To Crush the Devil’s Head

Leah Sarat

in Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines spiritual warfare as a way for Pentecostals of El Alberto to deal with the dangerous effects of mobility and globalization upon the bodies of the faithful, especially the youth. ... More


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