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Authors: Baird, Ian G.
Title: Identities and space: the geographies of religious change amongst the Brao in northeastern Cambodia
Date: 2009
Source: Anthropos
Abstract: Protestant evangelical Christian proselytizing has increased considerably in northeastern Cambodia over the last decade, and many ethnic minorities have recently converted to Christianity. This process is having important social and spatial implications, including influencing the ways that people define sacred spaces. This article considers the Protestant evangelical Christian religious transformation occurring amongst formerly Animist ethnic Brao people, and the spatial implications of these changes, including the struggle over places. The marking out of social spaces to accommodate particular identities is undoubtedly an important part of the interactions that are presently taking place between Animist and Christian Brao.
Date Created: 9/27/2011
Volume: 104
Page Start: 457
Page End: 468