Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-2012

Abstract

The paper reviews the corpus of research that attempts to explain the process of religious conversion, and explores the ways in which geographers can add new perspectives to the discourse. It argues that religious conversion is a phenomenon that goes beyond the reorientation of individual belief, and is instead a process of change that involves the (re)definition of self and other. Five conceptual frames are proposed - (1) conversion of space; (2) spaces of conversion; (3) spaces of negotiation; (4) the (im)mobile convert; and (5) the (dis)embodied convert - which are used to help define the geographies of religious conversion.

Keywords

conversion of space, (dis)embodied convert;geographies of religion, (im)mobile convert, religious conversion, spaces of conversion, spaces of negotiation

Discipline

Human Geography | Religion

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

Progress in Human Geography

Volume

36

Issue

4

First Page

440

Last Page

456

ISSN

0309-1325

Identifier

10.1177/0309132511427951

Publisher

SAGE Publications (UK and US)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132511427951

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