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Faith Makes Us Live: Surviving and Thriving in the Haitian Diaspora

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Based on fieldwork in Haiti and in three cities of the Haitian diaspora--Miami, Montreal, and Paris--this study offers a vivid portrait of the power of faith for immigrants. Drawing on extensive interviews and including rich details of everyday life, Margarita Mooney explores the struggles and joys of Haitian Catholics in these three very different cities. She finds that ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published August 10th 2009 by University of California Press (first published July 11th 2009)
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May 23, 2013 Cristian rated it liked it
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A book about Catholicism, immigration and Haitian Diaspora in Miami, Montreal and Paris. The following aspects of the book were interesting for me: 1) I found out more about the Haitians; 2) It had some history of evolution of attitudes towards religion in all those countries; 3) I discovered that Catholic church had a strong social service/welfare institutional component, which is almost totally lacking in the Orthodox Church, so I was wondering why. Otherwise, in terms of theory, the author ...more
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