It s not a process, one pastor insisted, rehabilitation is a miracle In the face of addiction and few state resources, Pentecostal pastors in Guatemala City are fighting what they understand to be a major crisis Yet the treatment centers they operate produce this miracle of rehabilitation through extraordinary means captivity These men of faith snatch drug users off the streets, often at the request of family members, and then lock them up inside their centers for months, sometimes years Hunted is based on than ten years of fieldwork among these centers and the drug users that populate them Over time, as Kevin Lewis O Neill engaged both those in treatment and those who surveilled them, he grew increasingly concerned that he, too, had become a hunter, albeit one snatching up information This thoughtful, intense book will reframe the arc of redemption we so often associate with drug rehabilitation, painting instead a seemingly endless cycle of hunt, capture, and release. Read Hunted: Predation and Pentecostalism in Guatemala – heartforum.co.uk
Kevin Lewis O Neill is Assistant Professor in the Department and Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto He is the author of City of God Christian Citizenship in Postwar Guatemala and a co editor of Genocide Truth, Memory, and Representation, also published by Duke University Press.
- 224 pages
- Hunted: Predation and Pentecostalism in Guatemala
- Kevin Lewis O'Neill
- 26 November 2017 Kevin Lewis O'Neill