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Migration and Religion in Europe - Comparative Perspectives on South Asian Experiences

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Religious practices and their transformation are crucial elements of migrants' identities and are increasingly politicised by national governments in the light of perceived threats to national identity.
As new immigrant flows shape religious pluralism in Europe, long standing relations between the State and Church are challenged, together with majority-faith traditions and societies' ways of representing and perceiving themselves. With attention to variations according to national setting, this volume explores the process of reformulating religious identities and practices amongst South Asian 'communities' in European contexts, Presenting a wide range of ethnographies, including studies of Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Islam amongst migrant communities in contexts as diverse as Norway, Italy, the UK, France and Portugal, Migration and Religion in Europe sheds light on the meaning of religious practices to diasporic communities.
It examines the manner in which such practices can be used by migrants and local societies to produce distance or proximity, as well as their political significance in various 'host' nations. Offering insights into the affirmation of national identities and cultures and the implications of this for governance and political discourse within Europe, this book will appeal to scholars with interests in anthropology, religion and society, migration, trans-nationalism and gender.

Published in 2014 by Ashgate in their Urban Anthropology Series. This is in excellent clean condition.

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Added value:
An interesting in-depth study
Author(s):
Ester Gallo (ed.)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.9 cm by 24 cm
Edition:
2014
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1409429733
ISBN-13:
9781409429739
Number of pages:
273
Publisher:
Ashgate
Title:
Migration and Religion in Europe - Comparative Perspectives on South Asian Experiences

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Religious practices and their transformation are crucial elements of migrants' identities and are increasingly politicised by national governments in the light of perceived threats to national identity.
As new immigrant flows shape religious pluralism in Europe, long standing relations between the State and Church are challenged, together with majority-faith traditions and societies' ways of representing and perceiving themselves. With attention to variations according to national setting, this volume explores the process of reformulating religious identities and practices amongst South Asian 'communities' in European contexts, Presenting a wide range of ethnographies, including studies of Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Islam amongst migrant communities in contexts as diverse as Norway, Italy, the UK, France and Portugal, Migration and Religion in Europe sheds light on the meaning of religious practices to diasporic communities.
It examines the manner in which such practices can be used by migrants and local societies to produce distance or proximity, as well as their political significance in various 'host' nations. Offering insights into the affirmation of national identities and cultures and the implications of this for governance and political discourse within Europe, this book will appeal to scholars with interests in anthropology, religion and society, migration, trans-nationalism and gender.

Published in 2014 by Ashgate in their Urban Anthropology Series. This is in excellent clean condition.

Added value:
An interesting in-depth study
Author(s):
Ester Gallo (ed.)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.9 cm by 24 cm
Edition:
2014
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1409429733
ISBN-13:
9781409429739
Number of pages:
273
Publisher:
Ashgate
Title:
Migration and Religion in Europe - Comparative Perspectives on South Asian Experiences

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