Sikhs Across Borders
Jacobsen, Knut A. [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Sikhs Across Borders : Transnational Practices of European Sikhs / ed. by Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristina Myrvold. - London ; New York : Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012. - ca. 240 S. - (Continuum Religious Studies)
£ 65,00 / US$ 120,00
-- Angekündigt für November 2012 --
Sikhs Across Borders is the first study to explore patterns of transnational practices among European Sikhs, with particular focus on the links between the Sikhs in Europe, Punjab (the 'home-land') and within a global Sikh community. The book illustrates how local and transnational spheres coexist and interact in a multitude of social and cultural practices and discourses among European Sikhs past and present.
Based on new empirical research the book explores how religion continues to play a significant role in the daily lives of European Sikhs and is important for their maintenance of links with the homeland, as well as Sikhs in other parts of the world. The team of international contributors show how Sikhs are shaping new self-representations and identity constructions through a multitude of transnational practices on the individual, national and global level, such as marriages, pilgrimage narratives, and the use of the internet and new media. Further transnational practices examined include religious learning and teaching practices and responses to political events in the diaspora. [Verlagsinformation]
Knut A. Jacobsen is Professor of History of Religions at the University of Bergen, Norway. He is the author and editor of numerous books on Religions in South Asia, and the editor in chief of the five volume Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Profile page. Homepage.
Kristina Myrvold is Assistant Professor of History of Religions at Lund University, Sweden. Her research focus is on Sikh and Punjab Studies. Profile page.
- Sikhs Across Borders: Transnational Practices of European Sikhs. Continuum Religious Studies. (2012).