People in Search of a Living

  • Eva Keller
Part of the Contemporary Anthropology of Religion book series (CAR)


This chapter serves two purposes. First, it introduces the places where the two Adventist congregations, with which this study is concerned, are located: the town of Maroantsetra, which is the center of a remote district in Madagascar, and Sahameloka, a village located some 25 km upriver to the north of the town, which can only be reached on foot or by canoe. Second, it gives a sense of the social context in which the members of the Adventist church live, which is important because, as I mentioned in the introduction, church members do not live in isolation from the rest of society, but are for much of everyday life firmly embedded in it.


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