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Barbara T. Christian Literary Award - 2017
An accessible book for those who are new to the fields of Latin American studies, Pentecostalism, or religious studies in general. Negotiating Respect demonstrates the value of ethnographic studies of Pentecostalism, as they continue to provide important insights for the study of religion.
Adds nuance to the literature on identity and religion in Latin America.
--Journal of Anthropological Research
A welcome and overdue ethnographic account of Christian Pentecostal "evangélicos" in poor barrios of the Dominican Republic. . . . Thornton unpacks the very unlikely and unspoken alliance forged between urban gangs and Protestant churches.