Gender, Religion, and Migration : Pathways of Integration
Gender, Religion and Migration is the first multidisciplinary collection on the intersection of gender and religion in the integration of different groups of immigrants, migrant workers, youths, and students in host societies in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America. It investigates the linkages and tensions between religion and integration from a gendered perspective. By examining the contemporary significance of religion in the context of global migrations, the fifteen research-based essays provide new insights and perspectives on the often missed link between the differing ways in which male and female immigrants find meanings of faith-beliefs and religious traditions to belong in foreign lands, even residents' faith-based activism involving illegal migrants. While religion provides mechanisms for negotiating immigrant life in the host countries, it also inhibits integration of immigrants especially in countries where the majority religion is different. This dual phenomenon of religion promoting and inhibiting integration is critically examined in the lives of Filipinos, Brazilians, Indians, Polish, Mexicans, Vietnamese, Kenyans, Nigerians, and Middle Eastern peoples. The book also engages various theories on gender, religion and migration and demonstrates the fluidity of gender construction as people cross borders.
- Paperback | 314 pages
- 155 x 230 x 21mm | 467g
- 19 Aug 2011
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction Part 2 Asia-Pacific Chapter 3 Chapter 2. It Cuts Both Ways: Religion and Filipina Domestic Workers in Hong Kong Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Faith(ing) Japan: Japanese Brazilian Migrants and the Roman Catholic Church Chapter 5 Chapter 4. On Being Part of the Whole: Positioning the Value of Muslim Men in Sydney Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Praying for Food: Class and Indian Overseas Students in Australia Part 7 Europe Chapter 8 Chapter 6. Islam as a New Urban Identity? Young Female Muslims Creating a Religious Youth Culture in Berlin Chapter 9 Chapter 7. Female Believers on the Move: Vietnamese Pentecostal Networks in Germany Chapter 10 Chapter 8. Islam: A Dead End for Integration of Female Immigrants in Denmark? Chapter 11 Chapter 9. Muslim Immigrants in France: Religious Markets and New Mechanisms of Integration Part 12 Latin America Chapter 13 Chapter 10. Muslim Women in Brazil: Notes on Religion and Integration Part 14 North America Chapter 15 Chapter 11. Polish-Catholic Religiosity in California Chapter 16 Chapter 12. Acculturation of Kenyan Immigrants in the United States: Religious Service Attendance and Transnational Ties Chapter 17 Chapter 13. Ethno-Religious Power: Yoruba Immigrant Women in the United States Chapter 18 Chapter 14. New Guadalupanos: Mexican Immigrants, a Grassroots Organization, and a Pilgrimage to New York Chapter 19 Chapter 15. Building Communities through Faith: Filipino Catholics in Philidelphia and Alberta Chapter 20 Chapter 16. No Greater Law: Illegal Immigration and Faith-based Activism
This edited volume makes a major intervention into the field of migration studies by charting new ground through the vectors of gender and religion. The editors have skillfully managed to arrange provocative essays that cut across multiple disciplines, geographical sites, research methodologies, and religious orientations. A major facet of this critical work is the way it gives significant space to the gendered realities of both women and men. All together, it promises to alter forever the way we think about migratory processes and the religiously gendered lives of those who dare to move. -- Zain Abdullah, Author of Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem (Oxford University Press) An excellent collection of complex, nuanced, and deeply informative research on how religion intersects with gender and shapes migration. The editors and authors have successfully produced an extremely cohesive and consequently insightful body of work! -- Sara R. Curran, University of Washington For those who are looking for empirically grounded studies into the genderization of immigrant religiosity, this book is a true treasure trove. * Religion and Gender *
About Glenda Tibe Bonifacio
Glenda Tibe Bonifacio is assistant professor of women's studies at University of Lethbridge. Vivienne SM. Angeles is assistant professor of religion at La Salle University and co-editor of Identity in Crossroads Civilisations: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Globalism in Asia.