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Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism

Global Perspectives

Editors: Pasura, Dominic, Erdal, Marta Bivand (Eds.)

  • Represents the first scholarly work on Catholicism and migration
  • Makes an original contribution to the field of religious transnationalism and migration studies
  • Provides theoretical innovations and detailed case studies
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This book is the first to analyze the impacts of migration and transnationalism on global Catholicism. It explores how migration and transnationalism are producing diverse spaces and encounters that are moulding the Roman Catholic Church as institution and parish, pilgrimage and network, community and people. Bringing together established and emerging scholars of sociology, anthropology, geography, history and theology, it examines migrants’ religious transnationalism, but equally the effects of migration-related-diversity on non-migrant Catholics and the Church itself. This timely edited collection is organised around a series of theoretical frameworks for understanding the intersections of migration and Catholicism, with case studies from 17 different countries and contexts. The extent to which migrants’ religiosity transforms Catholicism, and the negotiations of unity in diversity within the Roman Catholic Church, are key themes throughout. This innovative approach will appeal to scholars of migration, transnationalism, religion, theology, and diversity.

About the authors

Dominic Pasura is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Glasgow, UK. 
Marta Bivand Erdal is Senior Researcher at Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway, and a Human Geographer. 

Reviews

“This rich and diverse collection explores not only how the Catholic Church is reaching out to migrants but how migration is transforming the Church. As it highlights the pilgrim nature of Christian mission, it explores how the Church communities around the world are building bridges instead of walls, creating communion amidst division and bringing life out of death.” (Fr. Daniel G. Groody, csc, University of Notre Dame, US)   

“Migration, Transnationalism, and Catholicism: Global Perspectives provides an eye-opening account of how migration is transforming the Catholic Church and how migrant communities change by interacting with the Church. New rituals, different actors, and enhanced political and social roles come vividly to light in these close accounts of how the Church reinvents itself to accommodate new groups and to respond more effectively to long-established communities.  Taken together, readers gain an invaluable snapshot of the important place of the Catholic Church in Europe today.” (Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College and Harvard University, USA)

“The stereotype of Catholicism as a static, archaic, top-down religion is shattered forever by this fascinating collection of essays which explore its flows, crossings and entanglements in the contexts of modern migrations.” (Linda Woodhead MBE, Lancaster University, UK)

“Missionaries, monks and religious orders traversed the world long before there were nation-states. Now, descendants from their converts in the Global South are making their presence felt in the Global North. The contributors to this fascinating book have shown how encounters between Catholics of multiple origins have engendered profound changes in liturgy, worship and religious practices. For their part, the editors have made a compelling case that the migration of Catholics from the Global South has provided new possibilities for engagement and the resolution of difference.” (Robin Cohen, University of Oxford, UK)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism

    Pasura, Dominic (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Brothers and Sisters Across Borders: Theological Perspectives on Catholic Transnationalism

    Cruz, Gemma Tulud

    Pages 23-50

  • Mass Migration’s Impact on Irish Catholicism: An Historical View

    Roddy, Sarah

    Pages 51-73

  • Parish and Pilgrimage in a Changing Europe

    Eade, John

    Pages 75-92

  • ‘They Just Dig St Antony, He’s Right Up Their Street, Religious Wise’: Transnational Flows and Inter-Religious Encounters in an East London Parish

    Harris, Alana

    Pages 95-120

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eBook £84.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58347-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £105.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58346-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism
Book Subtitle
Global Perspectives
Editors
  • Dominic Pasura
  • Marta Bivand Erdal
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58347-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58347-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58346-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 366
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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