Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226624655 Will Publish August 2019
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780226624518 Will Publish August 2019
E-book $25.00 Available for pre-order. ISBN: 9780226624792 Will Publish August 2019

Hunted

Predation and Pentecostalism in Guatemala

Kevin Lewis O'Neill

Hunted

Kevin Lewis O'Neill

224 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2019
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226624655 Will Publish August 2019
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780226624518 Will Publish August 2019
E-book $25.00 ISBN: 9780226624792 Will Publish August 2019
“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 more 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.
Contents
Note
Preface

The Hunt
Captivity
Escape
Return
Hunted, a Conclusion
 
Epilogue
Acknowledgements
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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