Intersections of Religion and Migration

Intersections of Religion and Migration : Issues at the Global Crossroads

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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.
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 20.07mm | 4,946g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
  • 10 Tables, color; 11 Illustrations, color; 1 Illustrations, black and white; XXII, 360 p. 12 illus., 11 illus. in color.
  • 1349954462
  • 9781349954469

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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.
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Table of contents

Foreword; Josh DeWind

1. Introduction: Articulating Intersections at the Global Crossroads of Religion and Migration; Jennifer B. Saunders, Susanna Snyder, and Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
Part I. Religion and Experiences of Migration
2. Religion as Psychological, Spiritual, and Social Support in the Migration Undertaking; Holly Straut Eppsteiner and Jacqueline Hagan3. Living Religious Practices; Kim Knott
4. The Challenges of Migration and the Construction of Religious Identities: The Case of Muslims in America; Zayn Kassam
5. Racialization of Religion and Global Migration; Khyati Y. Joshi
6. Embodied (Dis)Placements: The Intersections of Gender, Sexuality, and Religion in Migration Studies; Hugo Cordova Quero

Part II. Approaches to the Study of Religion and Migration
7. Home and Away: Exile and Diaspora as Religious Concepts; Ellen Posman8. Exploring the Contours of Transnational Religious Spaces and Networks; Stephen M. Cherry
9. Migration: A Theological Vision; Daniel G. Groody
10. The Moral Relevance of Borders: Transcendence and the Ethics of Migration; Benjamin Schewel

Part III: Religion and Responses to Migration
11. Taking Responsibility: Sociodicy, Solidarity, and Religious-Sensitive Policy-Making in the Global Politics of Migration; Erin K. Wilson and Luca Mavelli12. Religion, Forced Migration, and Humanitarian Response; Alastair Ager and Joey Ager
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About Jennifer B. Saunders

Jennifer B. Saunders is an independent researcher studying transnational Hinduism.

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh is Lecturer in Human Geography and Co-Director of the Migration Research Unit, University College London, UK.

Susanna Snyder is Assistant Director, Catherine of Siena College, and Tutor in Theology at the University of Roehampton, UK.
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