REVIEW OF RELIGIOUS AND ECONOMIC PRACTICES OF AFRICANS IN TRANSNATIONALISM AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Saholinirina Joelle RAKOTOVOLOLONA

Abstract


Religious and economic practices have great importance and impact the economy of any country. In this paper, religious and economic practices of African communities in the presence of transnationalism and cultural anthropology are reviewed. The dominant African immigrants in Guangzhou city of China makes it a potential country for Africans as well for the anthropologists to study on this topic. The objective was to have in depth study on the extensiveness of religion in the lives of Africans and then its impact on various practices and dealings of Africans in economic and trade fields specifically and to study African communities living in Guangzhou. The paper concludes that the Africans Christians are found to be very religious and their religion has a great potential to influence them regarding each field of their life and particularly their economic practices. African Christians regarding their religious activities, churches, their businesses and trading enjoy appropriate freedom in Guangzhou.

Keywords: Africans, transnationalism, cultural anthropology, religious practices, economic practices, Guangzhou

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ISSN : 2251-1571