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Reformation of Machismo Evangelical Conversion and Gender in Colombia

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ISBN-10: 0292708211

ISBN-13: 9780292708211

Edition: 1995

Authors: Elizabeth E. Brusco

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Protestant evangelicalism has spread rapidly in Latin America at the same time that foreign corporations have taken hold of economies there. These concurrent developments have led some observers to view this religious movement as a means of melding converts into a disciplined work force for foreign capitalists rather than as a reflection of conscious individual choices made for a variety of personal, as well as economic, reasons.In this pioneering study, Elizabeth Brusco challenges such assumptions and explores the intra-household motivations for evangelical conversion in Colombia. She shows how the asceticism required of evangelicals (no drinking, smoking, or extramarital sexual relations…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 2/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 223
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Contradictions in a Feminist View of Evangelical Women
More Contradictions: Colombian Evangelicalism and the Anthropology of Religion
Research Questions: The Domestication of Men?
Data Collection
The Different Levels of Meaning in the Conversion Experience
Gender Analysis in Conversion Studies
Plan of the Study
The Evangelical Movement in Colombia
Early Missions
The Contemporary Picture: The Size of the Movement
The Meaning of "Evangelical" in Colombia
Religion and Politics
The Power of the Roman Catholic Church in Colombia: The Concordat
Constitutional Reform and the Concordat
Liberals and Conservatives and the Separation of Church and State
La Violencia
The Effect of La Violencia on Evangelicals in El Cocuy
El Cocuy: Colombian Evangelicalism on the Community Level
Rural Life in Urban Colombia
Choice of El Cocuy as the Rural Field Site
Description of the Town
Early History of El Cocuy
Religion in El Cocuy
The Impact of Foreign Missionaries in El Cocuy: The Lutheran Church of Our Savior
Domestic Abdication, Individualism, and Machismo
Defining Machismo: Contradictions and Consistencies
Domestic Abdication
Psychological Approaches: Machismo and Male Dominance
Change over Time
Machismo, Proletarianization, and Individualism
Colombian Sex and Gender Roles and the Family
Sex Roles and Familial Roles
The Consequences of Machismo for Women's Household Roles
Conjugal Roles and Status Consciousness
Case History: Rosalinda
Colombian Evangelicalism from the Household Out
Gender Roles and Marital Roles in the Conversion Process
The Economic Effects of Gender Role Transformation
The Feminine Ethos of Evangelical Religion
Colombian Evangelicalism as a "Strategic" Form of Female Collective Action
Progress, Modernization, and Culture Change
Women, the Prosperity Ethic, and the Household Writ Large
Appendix: Fieldwork with Colombian Evangelicals