Religion and Immigration : Migrant Faiths in North America and Western Europe
Religion, once a neglected topic in migration studies, is today seen as a crucially important aspect of the immigrant experience. For some - particularly those focusing on religion in North America - religion has been portrayed as a vital resource for many immigrants engaged in the essential identity work required in adjusting to the receiving society. For others - particularly those who have focused on Muslim immigrants in Western Europe - religion tends to be depicted as a source of conflict rather than one of comfort and consolation.
In a judicious, engaging, and highly readable account, this book sorts through these contrasting viewpoints, pointing to an approach that will assist upper-level students and scholars alike in putting these competing analyses into perspective.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 148 x 208 x 18mm | 320g
- 20 Oct 2014
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: Religion on the Move
Chapter 2: Immigrant Identity Work and Religion
Chapter 3: Reframing Religious Organizations and Practices
Chapter 4: Immigrants and Transnational Religious Networks
Chapter 5: Church-State Relations and the Public Sphere
Chapter 6: Epilogue
Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College and Harvard University
"Grounded in the author s mastery of the history and sociology of immigration, Religion and Immigration is an up-to-date, jargon-free and level-headed overview of key changes in today's society. Highly recommended for advanced undergraduates and scholars, as well as the citizen who wishes to stay well informed."
R. Stephen Warner, University of Illinois at Chicago
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