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Migration and Religion in Europe

Gallo, Ester [Hrsg.]:
Migration and Religion in Europe : Comparative Perspectives on South Asian Experiences / ed. by Ester Gallo. - Farnham (UK) ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, 2014. - xii, 273 S. : Ill. - (Urban Anthropology)
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Religious practices and their transformation are crucial elements of migrants' identities and are increasingly politicized by national governments in the light of perceived threats to national identity. As new immigrant flows shape religious pluralism in Europe, longstanding 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. [Verlagsinformation]

List of Figures and Tables. vii
Notes on Contributors. ix
Acknowledgements. xiii
Ester Gallo:
Introduction: South Asian Migration and Religious Pluralism in Europe. 1
Sitara Thobani:
A Universal Hinduism? Dancing Coloniality in Multicultural London. 29
Gertrud Hüwelmeier:
‘Our Future will be in India’: Travelling Nuns between Europe and South Asia. 45
Farhat Taj:
The Status and Role of the Norwegian-Pakistani Mosque: Interfaith Harmony and Women’s Rights in Norway. 59
Hannelore Roos:
The Mobility of Religion: Settling Jainism and Hinduism in the Belgian Public Sphere. 77
Kaveri Qureshi:
Sikh Associational Life in Britain: Gender and Generation in the Public Sphere. 93
Rafaela Eulberg:
Temple Publics as Interplay in Multiple Public Spheres: Public Faces of Sri Lankan Tamil Hindu Life in Switzerland. 111
David N. Gellner, Sondra L. Hausner and Bal Gopal Shrestha:
Buddhist, Hindu, Kirati, or something Else? Nepali Strategies of Religious Belonging in the UK and Belgium. 131
Stig Toft Madsen and Kenneth Bo Nielsen:
Hindutva and its Discontents in Denmark. 155
Federica Ferraris and Silvia Sai:
Sikhs in Italy: Khalsa Identity from Mimesis to Display. 171
Marta Vilar Rosales:
‘Our Lady of Carmo is the Patroness of our Family’: Migration, Religion and Belonging of Portuguese-Goan Brahmans Converted to Catholicism. 193
Anthony Goreau:
Ganesha Caturthi and the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora in Paris: Inventing Strategies of Visibility and Legitimacy in a Plural Monoculturalist Society. 211
Kamala Ganesh:
From Sanskrit Classicism to Tamil Devotion: Shifting Images of Hinduism in Germany. 233
Ester Gallo:
A Suitable Faith: Catholicism, Domestic Labour and Identity Politics among Malayalis in Rome. 249
Index. 267

ESTER GALLO is Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Gediz, Izmir, Turkey. Faculty page.

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