Religious Reconstruction in the South Asian Diasporas

From One Generation to Another
Author: John R. Hinnells
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333774014
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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The outcome of an international scholarly collaboration, this collection examines how religions from South Asia have been reconstructed within Western settings and how identity is shaped, not only by migrants, but also by subsequent generations. Focusing on Britain, USA, Canada and Australia, chapters address the religions, social and political issues facing South Asian diasporas and examines how they have been effected by 9/11 and Britain's 7/7 as well as the bombings in Bali and Mumbai.

The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion

Author: John Hinnells
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135252858
Category: Religion
Page: 624
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The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion is a major resource for courses in Religious Studies. It begins by explaining the most important methodological approaches to religion, including psychology, philosophy, anthropology and comparative study, before moving on to explore a wide variety of critical issues, such as gender, science, fundamentalism, ritual, and new religious movements. Written by renowned international specialists, this new edition: includes eight new chapters, including post-structuralism, religion and economics, religion and the environment, religion and popular culture, and sacred space surveys the history of religious studies and the key disciplinary approaches explains why the study of religion is relevant in today’s world highlights contemporary issues such as globalization, diaspora and politics includes annotated reading lists, a glossary and summaries of key points to assist student learning.

African Transnational Diasporas

Fractured Communities and Plural Identities of Zimbabweans in Britain
Author: D. Pasura
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137326573
Category: Social Science
Page: 180
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Pasura proposes a framework for understanding African diasporas as core, epistemic, dormant and silent diasporas. The book explores the origin, formation and performance of the Zimbabwean transnational diaspora in Britain and examines how the diaspora is constituted in the hostland and how it maintains connections with the homeland.

Transnational Religious Spaces

Faith and the Brazilian Migration Experience
Author: O. Sheringham
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137272821
Category: Social Science
Page: 226
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This book explores the role of religion in the lives of Brazilian migrants in London and on their return 'back home'. Working with the notion of religion as lived experience, it moves beyond rigid denominational boundaries and examines how and where religion is practiced in migrants' everyday lives.

The Multiculturalism Backlash

European Discourses, Policies and Practices
Author: Steven Vertovec,Susanne Wessendorf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135270708
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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In a relatively short time, many European governments have been purposefully dropping the notion ‘multicultural’ or other references to cultural diversity in their policy vocabularies. More and more politicians and public intellectuals have criticized a perceived shift towards ‘too much diversity’. This volume goes beyond the conventional approaches to the topic offering a careful examination of not only the social conditions and political questions surrounding multiculturalism but also the recent emergence of a ‘backlash’ against multicultural initiatives, programmes and infrastructures. Featuring case-study based contributions from leading experts throughout Europe and North America, this multidisciplinary work seeks to assess some of these key questions with reference to recent and current trends concerning multiculturalism, cultural diversity and integration in their respective countries, evaluating questions such as Is there is a common ‘sceptical turn’ against cultural diversity or a ‘backlash against difference’ sweeping Europe? How have public discourses impacted upon national and local diversity management and migration policies? Are the discourses and policy shifts actually reflected in everyday practices within culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse settings? The Multiculturalism Backlash provides new insights, informed reflections and comparative analyses concerning these significant processes surrounding politics, policy, public debates and the place of migrants and ethnic minorities within European societies today. Focusing on the practice and policy of multiculturalism from a comparative perspective this work will be of interest to scholars from a wide range of disciplines including migration, anthropology and sociology.

Children of Immigrants in a Globalized World

A Generational Experience
Author: E. Colombo,P. Rebughini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137005297
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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This book explores the generational experience of children of immigrants growing up in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, comparing the lives of Mediterranean youths with those from America and Northern Europe.

Islam in Transition

Religion and Identity among British Pakistani Youth
Author: Jessica Jacobson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134697090
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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Islam in Transition focuses on the ways in which Islamic religion still engenders powerful loyalties within what is now a predominantly secular society and how, in their continual adherence to their religion, many young British Pakistanis find a welcome sense of stability and permanence. By presenting material collected in field-work study and by using extensive quotations from interviews, the author argues that in a world where concepts of identity are always being challenged traditional sources of authority and allegiance still survive.

Military Migrants

Fighting for YOUR Country
Author: V. Ware
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137010037
Category: Social Science
Page: 325
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This is the first book to examine "migrant-soldiers' in the British army and places the phenomenon of Britain's multicultural army in relation to British culture, history and nationalism. It also explores the impact of war on UK society during the 21st Century

Immigration Policy and the Scandinavian Welfare State 1945-2010

Author: Grete Brochmann,Anniken Hagelund
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137015160
Category: Political Science
Page: 308
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This book explores the historical development of post-war immigration politics in Norway, Sweden and Denmark from the perspective of the welfare state, examining how welfare states with high ambitions, generous and inclusive welfare schemes and a strong sense of egalitarianism cope with the pressures of immigration and growing diversities.

Cross Border Migrant Organizations in Comparative Perspective

Author: L. Pries,Z. Sezgin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137035110
Category: Social Science
Page: 324
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This book analyzes the aims, activities and structures of cross border migrant organizations in four European countries of arrival and seven countries of origin, exploring different patterns of cross-border resource mobilization and coordination.

Global South Asians

Introducing the modern Diaspora
Author: Judith M. Brown
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139458000
Category: History
Page: N.A
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By the end of the twentieth century some nine million people of South Asian descent had left India, Bangladesh or Pakistan and settled in different parts of the world, forming a diverse and significant modern diaspora. In the early nineteenth century, many left reluctantly to seek economic opportunities which were lacking at home. This is the story of their often painful experiences in the diaspora, how they constructed new social communities overseas and how they maintained connections with the countries and the families they had left behind. It is a story compellingly told by one of the premier historians of modern South Asia, Judith Brown, whose particular knowledge of the diaspora in Britain and South Africa gives her insight as a commentator. This is a book which will have a broad appeal to general readers as well as to students of South Asian and colonial history, migration studies and sociology.

Citizenship, Belonging and Intergenerational Relations in African Migration

Author: C. Attias-Donfut,J. Cook,J. Hoffman,L. Waite
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230390323
Category: Social Science
Page: 219
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This book explores migration experiences of African families across two generations in Britain, France and South Africa. Global processes of African migration are investigated, and the lived experiences of African migrants are explored in areas such as citizenship, belonging, intergenerational transmission, work and social mobility.

Migrant Smuggling

Irregular Migration from Asia and Africa to Europe
Author: A. Triandafyllidou,Thanos Maroukis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023036991X
Category: Social Science
Page: 250
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This books explores the phenomenon of irregular migration, notably the organization and role of migrant smuggling networks in aiding irregular migration from Asia and Africa to Europe. It also discusses how migration control policies in southern European countries shape the migrant smuggling phenomenon and the smuggling 'business'.

Migration, Familie und soziale Lage

Beiträge zu Bildung, Gender und Care
Author: Thomas Geisen,Tobias Studer,Erol Yildiz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531941275
Category: Social Science
Page: 331
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Das Thema „Migration und Familie" findet seit einigen Jahren verstärkt Beachtung. Dies geschieht meist im Zusammenhang mit der Thematisierung von Problemen und Defiziten, insbesondere in den Bereichen Bildung und Erziehung, sowie in Bezug auf das Geschlechterverhältnis. In anderer Weise erfolgt diese Thematisierung im Care-Bereich: Während einerseits Familien bei der Betreuung und Pflege von Angehörigen zunehmend auf die Arbeit von Migrant/innen angewiesen sind, wird anderseits gerade diese Konstellation zur Belastungen für die Familien der Migrant/innen. Die Beiträge des Bandes greifen die Vielfalt und Widersprüchlichkeit familialer Praxen im Kontext von Migration auf und liefern differenzierte Analysen zu aktuellen Fragen von Bildung, Gender und Care.

Multikulturalismus und die Politik der Anerkennung

Author: Charles Taylor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518295298
Category: Canada
Page: 165
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Charles Taylor greift in seinem Essay eines der brennenden Gegenwartsprobleme liberaler Demokratien auf: Gleichbehandlung der Individuen bei Achtung kultureller und ethnischer Identitäten. Die prekäre Dialektik von Universalismus und Partikularismus, die auch im Schlagwort von der ”multikulturellen Gesellschaft“ widerhallt, analysiert er ideengeschichtlich sowie politisch-praktisch an den zeitgenössischen westlichen Gesellschaften. Er beschreibt den Wertewandel, die Selbstbehauptungswünsche von Minderheiten und die rechtlichen Widersprüche in den Autonomiebestrebungen von Volksgruppen. Taylors Analyse ist ein Glücksfall und das Buch mit den Kommentaren von führenden Sozialphilosophen einer der wichtigsten Diskussionsbeiträge zum Thema ”Multikulturalismus“

Indian and Chinese Immigrant Communities

Comparative Perspectives
Author: Jayati Bhattacharya,Coonoor Kripalani
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783084472
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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This interdisciplinary collection of essays offers a window onto the overseas Indian and Chinese communities in Asia. Contributors discuss the interactive role of the cultural and religious ‘other’, the diasporic absorption of local beliefs and customs, and the practical business networks and operational mechanisms unique to these communities. Growing out of an international workshop organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and the Centre of Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong, this volume explores material, cultural and imaginative features of the immigrant communities and brings together these two important communities within a comparative framework.

Religious Internationals in the Modern World

Globalization and Faith Communities since 1750
Author: A. Green,V. Viaene
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137031719
Category: Religion
Page: 383
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Tracing the emergence of 'Religious Internationals' as a distinctive new phenomenon in world history, this book transforms our understanding of the role of religion in our modern world. Through in-depth studies comparing the experiences of Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews and Muslims, leading experts shed new light on 'global civil society'.

The Call of Bilal

Islam in the African Diaspora
Author: Edward E. Curtis IV
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469618125
Category: Religion
Page: 248
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How do people in the African diaspora practice Islam? While the term "Black Muslim" may conjure images of Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, millions of African-descended Muslims around the globe have no connection to the American-based Nation of Islam. The Call of Bilal is a penetrating account of the rich diversity of Islamic religious practice among Africana Muslims worldwide. Covering North Africa and the Middle East, India and Pakistan, Europe, and the Americas, Edward E. Curtis IV reveals a fascinating range of religious activities--from the observance of the five pillars of Islam and the creation of transnational Sufi networks to the veneration of African saints and political struggles for racial justice. Weaving together ethnographic fieldwork and historical perspectives, Curtis shows how Africana Muslims interpret not only their religious identities but also their attachments to the African diaspora. For some, the dispersal of African people across time and space has been understood as a mere physical scattering or perhaps an economic opportunity. For others, it has been a metaphysical and spiritual exile of the soul from its sacred land and eternal home.

Desh Pardesh

The South Asian Presence in Britain
Author: Roger Ballard,Marcus Banks
ISBN: 9781850650911
Category: England
Page: 296
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A collection of accounts of everyday life within a range of communities, such as Punjabi, Gujarati, Bangladeshi, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh. Taken together, they highlight common features and diversities in a variety of spheres, such as discrimination, religion and integration.

Religion and American Cultures

An Encyclopedia of Traditions, Diversity, and Popular Expressions
Author: Gary Laderman,Luis D. León
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 157607238X
Category: Reference
Page: 1046
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Looks at religious diversity in the United States from mainstream faiths to Wicca and Zen, discussing faith, religious practices, traditions, and history of religions.