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Published: 02 November 2015

248 Pages | 2 b/w illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823267491

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Migrant Hearts and the Atlantic Return

Transnationalism and the Roman Catholic Church

Valentina Napolitano

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • Napolitano studies the complex feelings Latin American migrant workers have about living in Rome, where they have "returned" to the source of the Catholic religion, even as they are estranged from home in another way.
  • In Napolitano's account, the sedimented ideas of a religion are confronted with that religion's lived experience.
  • The book also offers a compelling account of labor and caregiving among a migrant community.