Intersections of Religion and Migration

Intersections of Religion and Migration

This innovative volume introduces readers to a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches used to examine the intersections of religion and migration.

Author: Jennifer B. Saunders

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137586292

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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This innovative volume introduces readers to a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches used to examine the intersections of religion and migration. A range of leading figures in this field consider the roles of religion throughout various types of migration, including forced, voluntary, and economic. They discuss examples of migrations at all levels, from local to global, and critically examine case studies from various regional contexts across the globe. The book grapples with the linkages and feedback between religion and migration, exploring immigrant congregations, activism among and between religious groups, and innovations in religious thought in light of migration experiences, among other themes. The contributors demonstrate that religion is an important factor in migration studies and that attention to the intersection between religion and migration augments and enriches our understandings of religion. Ultimately, this volume provides a crucial survey of a burgeoning cross-disciplinary, interreligious, and global area of study.
Categories: Social Science

Religion in the European Refugee Crisis

Religion in the European Refugee Crisis

This book explores the roles of religion in the current refugee crisis of Europe.

Author: Ulrich Schmiedel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319679617

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

View: 612

This book explores the roles of religion in the current refugee crisis of Europe. Combining sociological, philosophical, and theological accounts of this crisis, renowned scholars from across Europe examine how religion has been employed to call either for eliminating or for enforcing the walls around “Fortress Europe.” Religion, they argue, is radically ambiguous, simultaneously causing social conflict and social cohesion in times of turmoil. Charting the constellations, the conflicts, and the consequences of the current refugee crisis, this book thus answers the need for succinct but sustained accounts of the intersections of religion and migration.
Categories: Social Science

Gender Religion and Migration

Gender  Religion  and Migration

In this age of heightened transnational migration, an understanding of religion in terms of its relevance and applicability ... interaction, and transformations and recognize the intersections of religion, economy, society and politics.

Author: Glenda Tibe Bonifacio

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739133136

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 279

Gender, Religion, and Migration is the first collection of case studies on how religion impacts the lives of (im)migrant men, women, and youth in their integration in host societies in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America. It interrogates the populist ideology that religion is anathema to social integration in the post-9/11 era.
Categories: Religion

Prayer Pop and Politics

Prayer  Pop and Politics

What is it like to be young and religious in migration society? This volume presents research at the intersection of religion, age and race.

Author: Katharina Limacher

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783847009795

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

View: 833

What is it like to be young and religious in migration society? This volume presents research at the intersection of religion, age and race. The chapters’ foci range from methodological challenges to conceptual work and empirical case studies. The authors present research on various religious traditions including contributions on young Alevis, Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims, and apply an array of theoretical angles among them feminist, post- and de-colonial perspectives. Furthermore, the volume engages in the debate over novel conceptual frameworks attuned to investigate contemporary manifestations of youth religiosity, for example in digital spaces. The methodological chapters advocate for reflexivity in the context of empirical research on religion in migration society and promote a self-evaluative assessment of researchers’ positionalities.
Categories: Social Science

Migration Transnationalism and Catholicism

Migration  Transnationalism and Catholicism

This book is the first to analyze the impacts of migration and transnationalism on global Catholicism.

Author: Dominic Pasura

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137583475

Category: Religion

Page: 366

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This book is the first to analyze the impacts of migration and transnationalism on global Catholicism. It explores how migration and transnationalism are producing diverse spaces and encounters that are moulding the Roman Catholic Church as institution and parish, pilgrimage and network, community and people. Bringing together established and emerging scholars of sociology, anthropology, geography, history and theology, it examines migrants’ religious transnationalism, but equally the effects of migration-related-diversity on non-migrant Catholics and the Church itself. This timely edited collection is organised around a series of theoretical frameworks for understanding the intersections of migration and Catholicism, with case studies from 17 different countries and contexts. The extent to which migrants’ religiosity transforms Catholicism, and the negotiations of unity in diversity within the Roman Catholic Church, are key themes throughout. This innovative approach will appeal to scholars of migration, transnationalism, religion, theology, and diversity.
Categories: Religion

Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear

Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear

Zayn Kassam, “The Challenges of Migration and the Construction of Religious Identities: The Case of Muslims in America,” in Intersections of Religion and Migration: Issues at the Global Crossroads, ed.

Author: Matthew Kaemingk

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467449526

Category: Religion

Page: 296

View: 568

An alternative, uniquely Christian response to the growing global challenges of deep religious difference In the last fifty years, millions of Muslims have migrated to Europe and North America. Their arrival has ignited a series of fierce public debates on both sides of the Atlantic about religious freedom and tolerance, terrorism and security, gender and race, and much more. How can Christians best respond to this situation? In this book theologian and ethicist Matthew Kaemingk offers a thought-provoking Christian perspective on the growing debates over Muslim presence in the West. Rejecting both fearful nationalism and romantic multiculturalism, Kaemingk makes the case for a third way—a Christian pluralism that is committed to both the historic Christian faith and the public rights, dignity, and freedom of Islam.
Categories: Religion

Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies

Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies

At the structural level, the intersection between religion and diaspora is institutionalized through the normative secular and multicultural discourses, restrictive immigration laws and coercive integration policies in most Western ...

Author: Robin Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351805490

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

View: 226

The word ‘diaspora’ has leapt from its previously confined use – mainly concerned with the dispersion of Jews, Greeks, Armenians and Africans away from their natal homelands – to cover the cases of many other ethnic groups, nationalities and religions. But this ‘horizontal’ scattering of the word to cover the mobility of many groups to many destinations, has been paralleled also by ‘vertical’ leaps, with the word diaspora being deployed to cover more and more phenomena and serve more and more objectives of different actors. With sections on ‘debating the concept’, ‘complexity’, ‘home and home-making’, ‘connections’ and ‘critiques’, the Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies is likely to remain an authoritative reference for some time. Each contribution includes a targeted list of references for further reading. The editors have carefully blended established scholars of diaspora with younger scholars looking at how diasporas are constructed ‘from below’. The adoption of a variety of conceptual perspectives allows for generalization, contrasts and comparisons between cases. In this exciting and authoritative collection over 40 scholars from many countries have explored the evolving use of the concept of diaspora, its possibilities as well as its limitations. This Handbook will be indispensable for students undertaking essays, debates and dissertations in the field.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Culture and Migration

Handbook of Culture and Migration

Living religious practices. In Intersections of Religion and Migration: Issues at the Global Crossroads. J.B. Saunders, E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and S. Snyder, editors. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 71–90. Krause, N. and K.I. Pargament, ...

Author: Jeffrey H. Cohen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781789903461

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 558

Capturing the important place and power role that culture plays in the decision-making process of migration, this Handbook looks at human movement outside of a vacuum; taking into account the impact of family relationships, access to resources, and security and insecurity at both the points of origin and destination.
Categories: Political Science

Religion Is Raced

Religion Is Raced

How do intersections of race and religion shape Asian American political preferences? And how does this intersect with immigration, since many Asian Americans are first- or second-generation immigrants? This chapter confirms that four ...

Author: Grace Yukich

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479808670

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 476

Demonstrates how race and power help to explain American religion in the twenty-first century When White people of faith act in a particular way, their motivations are almost always attributed to their religious orientation. Yet when religious people of color act in a particular way, their motivations are usually attributed to their racial positioning. Religion Is Raced makes the case that religion in America has generally been understood in ways that center White Christian experiences of religion, and argues that all religion must be acknowledged as a raced phenomenon. When we overlook the role race plays in religious belief and action, and how religion in turn spurs public and political action, we lose sight of a key way in which race influences religiously-based claims-making in the public sphere. With contributions exploring a variety of religious traditions, from Buddhism and Islam to Judaism and Protestantism, as well as pieces on atheists and humanists, Religion Is Raced brings discussions about the racialized nature of religion from the margins of scholarly and religious debate to the center. The volume offers a new model for thinking about religion that emphasizes how racial dynamics interact with religious identity, and how we can in turn better understand the roles religion—and Whiteness—play in politics and public life, especially in the United States. It includes clear recommendations for researchers, including pollsters, on how to better recognize moving forward that religion is a raced phenomenon. With contributions by Joseph O. Baker, Kelsy Burke, James Clark Davidson, Janine Giordano Drake, Ashley Garner, Edward Orozco Flores, Sikivu Hutchinson, Sarah Imhoff, Russell Jeung, John Jimenez, Jaime Kucinskas, Eric Mar, Gerardo Martí, Omar M. McRoberts, Besheer Mohamed, Dawne Moon, Jerry Z. Park, Z. Fareen Parvez, Theresa W. Tobin, and Rhys H. Williams.
Categories: Social Science

Diasporas

Diasporas

Wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, this collection considers critical concepts shaping the field, such as migration, ethnicity, post-colonialism and cosmopolitanism.

Author: Professor Kim Knott

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848138711

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 352

Featuring essays by world-renowned scholars, Diasporas charts the various ways in which global population movements and associated social, political and cultural issues have been seen through the lens of diaspora. Wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, this collection considers critical concepts shaping the field, such as migration, ethnicity, post-colonialism and cosmopolitanism. It also examines key intersecting agendas and themes, including political economy, security, race, gender, and material and electronic culture. Original case studies of contemporary as well as classical diasporas are featured, mapping new directions in research and testing the usefulness of diaspora for analyzing the complexity of transnational lives today. Diasporas is an essential text for anyone studying, working or interested in this increasingly vital subject.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook on Religion and International Relations

Handbook on Religion and International Relations

Saunders, Jennifer B., Susanna Snyder and Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, eds (2016), 'Introduction: Articulating Intersections at the Global Crossroads of Religion and Migration', in J. B. Saunders, S. Snyder and E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (eds), ...

Author: Haynes, Jeffrey

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781839100246

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 939

This comprehensive Handbook examines the relationship between religion and international relations, mainly focusing on several world religions – Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism. Providing a timely update on this understudied topic, it evaluates how this complex relationship has evolved over the last four decades, looking at a variety of political contexts, regions and countries.
Categories: Political Science

Transnational Religious Spaces

Transnational Religious Spaces

45 Cherry explores the contours of transnational religious spaces and networks at the intersection of religion and migration.46 Religion, he states, has shaped globalization and transnationalism as much as these forces have shaped ...

Author: Philip Clart

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110690101

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 210

This volume, bringing together work by scholars from Europe, East Asia, North America, and West Africa, investigates transnational religious spaces in a comparative manner by juxtaposing East Asian and African examples. It highlights flows of ideas, actors, and organizations out of, into, or within a given continental space. These flows are patterned mainly by colonialism or migration. The book also examines cases where the transnational space in question encompasses both East Asia and Africa, notably in the development of Japanese new religions in Africa. Most of the studies are located in the present; a few go back to the late nineteenth century. The volume is rounded off by Thomas Tweed’s systematic reflections on categories for the study of transnationalism; his chapter "Flows and Dams" critically weighs the metaphorical language we use to think, speak, and write about transnational religious spaces.
Categories: History

Refugee Protection and Civil Society in Europe

Refugee Protection and Civil Society in Europe

Migration: A Theological Vision. In Saunders et al. (Eds.), Intersections of Religion and Migration. Issues at the Global Crossroads. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Honecker, M. (1999). Von der Dreiständelehre zur Bereichsethik.

Author: Margit Feischmidt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319927411

Category: Social Science

Page: 399

View: 439

This volume analyses civil society as an important factor in the European refugee regime. Based on empirical research, the chapters explore different aspects, structures and forms of civil society engagement during and after 2015. Various institutional, collective and individual activities are examined in order to better understand the related processes of refugees’ movements, reception and integration. Several chapters also explore the historical development of the relationship between a range of actors involved in solidarity movements and care relationships with refugees across different member states. Through the combined analysis of macro-level state and European policies, meso-level organization's activities and micro-level individual behaviour, Refugee Protection and Civil Society in Europe presents a comprehensive exploration of the refugee regime in motion, and will be of interest to scholars and students researching migration, social movements, European institutions and social work.
Categories: Social Science

Religion and European Society

Religion and European Society

Joshi, K.Y. (2016). Racialisation of religion and global migration. In: Intersections of Religion and Migration: Issues at the Global Crossroads (ed. J.B. Saunders, E. Fiddian‐Qasmiyeh and S. Snyder), 123–149. Palgrave Macmillan US.

Author: Ben Schewel

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781119162858

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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A contemporary examination of the role of religion in the European public sphere and beyond Although the role of religion has arguably declined in the societies of Western and Northern Europe, religious participation in other parts of the continent and among growing immigrant communities remains an important aspect of daily life. Recent years have seen a resurgence of religion in the public sphere, prompting many researchers to view European secularism as an outlier in this global trend. Religion and European Society: A Primer presents recent academic literature that explores key developments and current debates in the field, covering topics such as changing patterns of belief, religion across the political spectrum, and development and humanitarian aid. Articles written by leading scholars draw from well-established findings to help readers contemplate the role of religion in public life, understand the assumptions and underpinnings of the secular worldview, and develop new ways of thinking about global issues relevant to contemporary global affairs. Each theme is addressed by several articles to provide readers with diverse, sometimes competing perspectives. This volume offers concepts and ideas that can be used in various policy, practitioner, and academic settings—clarifying overarching concepts and trends rather than analyzing specific policy issues that can quickly become outdated. Addresses issues of contemporary importance such as demographic changes in religious observance, increased immigration, the emergence of new religious movements, and changes in more established religions Explores the ethical and philosophical concepts as well as the practical, everyday consequences of European post-secularism Challenges widespread assumptions about the secular nature of the modern public sphere Offers analytical tools as well as practical policy recommendations on a range of issues including media, regulation, gender, conflict and peacebuilding, immigration and humanitarianism. Designed to move research findings from academic journals to the realm of public discourse, Religion and European Society: A Primer is a valuable source of information for practitioners within and outside of Europe of religious studies, politics, and international affairs.
Categories: Religion

Religion Migration and Business

Religion  Migration and Business

We examine the burgeoning literature on the intersections between religion and migration, paying particular attention to more recent notions of 'lived' or 'everyday' religion and spirituality. Critically engaging with this work, ...

Author: María Villares-Varela

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030583057

Category: Social Science

Page: 118

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This book critically interrogates the role of religious faith in the experiences and practices of migrant entrepreneurs against the backdrop of neoliberal Britain. Focussing on Pentecostalism, a popular Christian denomination amongst migrant groups in the UK, the authors draw on primary qualitative data to examine the ways in which Pentecostal beliefs and values influence the aspirations and practices of migrant entrepreneurs. The book also explores the role of Pentecostal churches in supporting entrepreneurial activities among migrant communities, arguing that these institutions simultaneously comply and contest the formation of neoliberal subjectivities: providing cultural legitimacy to the entrepreneurial subject, whilst also contesting the community erosion of neoliberalism, (particularly in an austerity context) and fostering a strong a sense of belonging among congregants. The book offers an interdisciplinary perspective spanning sociology, geography and entrepreneurship studies to explain how values and faith networks shape everyday life, work and entrepreneurial practices.
Categories: Social Science

Spain Unmoored

Spain Unmoored

Mikaela H. Rogozen-Soltar examines how various residents of Granada mobilize historical narratives about the city's Muslim past in order to navigate tensions surrounding contemporary ethnic and religious pluralism.

Author: Mikaela H. Rogozen-Soltar

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253025067

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 358

Long viewed as Spain's "most Moorish city," Granada is now home to a growing Muslim population of Moroccan migrants and European converts to Islam. Mikaela H. Rogozen-Soltar examines how various residents of Granada mobilize historical narratives about the city's Muslim past in order to navigate tensions surrounding contemporary ethnic and religious pluralism. Focusing particular attention on the gendered, racial, and political dimensions of this new multiculturalism, Rogozen-Soltar explores how Muslim-themed tourism and Islamic cultural institutions coexist with anti-Muslim sentiments.
Categories: History

Faith Secularism and Humanitarian Engagement Finding the Place of Religion in the Support of Displaced Communities

Faith  Secularism  and Humanitarian Engagement  Finding the Place of Religion in the Support of Displaced Communities

Monographs and edited volumes in the series explore the intersections of religion and migration from a variety of approaches, including studies of shifting religious practices and ideas in sending and receiving communities, ...

Author: Joey Ager

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137472144

Category: Social Science

Page: 121

View: 613

Strengthening local humanitarian engagement demands not only rethinking dominant understandings of religion, but also revisiting the principles and practices of humanitarianism. This book articulates key aspects of the 'transborder discourse' necessary for humanitarian dialogue in the 21st century.
Categories: Social Science

Home Belonging and Memory in Migration

Home  Belonging and Memory in Migration

Religion as Psychological, Spiritual, and Social Support in the Migration Undertaking. In Intersections of Religion and Migration: Issues at the Global Crossroads, edited by J.B. Saunders, E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, and S. Snyder.

Author: Sadan Jha

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000429428

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 290

This volume explores ideas of home, belonging and memory in migration through the social realities of leaving and living. It discusses themes and issues such as locating migrant subjectivities and belonging; sociability and wellbeing; the making of a village; bondage and seasonality; dislocation and domestic labour; women and work; gender and religion; Bhojpuri folksongs; folk music; experience; and the city to analyse the social and cultural dynamics of internal migration in India in historical perspectives. Departing from the dominant understanding of migration as an aberration impelled by economic factors, the book focuses on the centrality of migration in the making of society. Based on case studies from an array of geo-cultural regions from across India, the volume views migrants as active agents with their own determinations of selfhood and location. Part of the series Migrations in South Asia, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of migration studies, refugee studies, gender studies, development studies, social work, political economy, social history, political studies, social and cultural anthropology, exclusion studies, sociology, and South Asian Studies.
Categories: Political Science

Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies

Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies

migrants practice their religion, navigate religious and secular organizations in host countries, ... In Intersections of Religion and Migration, edited by Jennifer B. Saunders, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, and Susanna Snyder, 285–310.

Author: Steven J. Gold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315458274

Category: Social Science

Page: 680

View: 194

This revised and expanded second edition of Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies provides a comprehensive basis for understanding the complexity and patterns of international migration. Despite increased efforts to limit its size and consequences, migration has wide-ranging impacts upon social, environmental, economic, political, and cultural life in countries of origin and settlement. Such transformations impact not only those who are migrating, but those who are left behind, as well as those who live in the areas where migrants settle. Featuring forty-six essays written by leading international and multidisciplinary scholars, this new edition showcases evolving research and theorizing around refugees and forced migrants, new migration paths through Central Asia and the Middle East, the condition of statelessness, and South to South migration. New chapters also address immigrant labor and entrepreneurship, skilled migration, ethnic succession, contract labor and informal economies. Uniquely among texts in the subject area, the Handbook provides a six-chapter compendium of methodologies for studying international migration and its impacts. Written in a clear and direct style, this Handbook offers a contemporary integrated resource for students and scholars from the perspectives of social science, humanities, journalism and other disciplines.
Categories: Social Science

Solidarity and Reciprocity with Migrants in Asia

Solidarity and Reciprocity with Migrants in Asia

Monographs and edited volumes in the series explore the intersections of religion and migration from a variety of approaches, including studies of shifting religious practices and ideas in sending and receiving communities, ...

Author: Mary Mee-Yin Yuen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030333652

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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Based on Catholic and Confucian social ethics, this book develops an ethic of solidarity and reciprocity with the migrants in Asia who are marginalized. Mary Mee-Yin Yuen draws off her own pastoral experiences in the Church, the situation of the wider Christian community, and the personal experiences of migrant women from various Asian countries in Hong Kong, to describe the features and practices of an ethical approach that emphasizes solidarity and reciprocity. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book integrates Catholic social ethics, moral philosophy, Chinese Confucian ethics, social sciences, and cultural studies to investigate the phenomenon of international and intra-national migration in Asia, particularly with regard to women migrants moving from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Mainland China to Hong Kong.
Categories: Social Science