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Contemporary Anthropology of Religion

Building Noah’s Ark for Migrants, Refugees, and Religious Communities

Authors: Jung, Jin-Heon

Editors: Horstmann, Alexander (Ed.)

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Building Noah's Ark for Migrants, Refugees, and Religious Communities examines religion within the framework of refugee studies as a public good, with the spiritual and material use of religion shedding new light on the agency of refugees in reconstructing their lives and positioning themselves in hostile environments.  

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Sandra Dudley, University of Leicester, UK Elena Fiddian-Quasmiyeh, University of Oxford, UK Mikael Gravers, Aarhus University, Denmark Janet Hoskins, University of Southern California, USA Hjorleifur Jonsson, Arizona State University, USA Elizabeth McAlister, Wesleyan University, USA Thien-Huong Nihn, University of Southern California, USA Leonardo Schiocchet, Boston University, USA   

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“The diverse case studies, comprising both Abrahamic faiths and less familiar Eastern religious traditions, draw attention to the agency of forced migrants as they negotiate their experiences of exile. Both practitioners in the humanitarian field and students interested in religion and migration will be given much food for thought through the insights presented in this volume.” (Tahir Zaman, Journal of Refugee Studies, Vo. 29 (3), September, 2016)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction Refugees and Religion

    Horstmann, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • What Is a Refugee Religion? Exile, Exodus, and Emigration in the Vietnamese Diaspora

    Hoskins, Janet Alison

    Pages 23-44

  • Religious Imaginary as an Alternative Social and Moral Order—Karen Buddhism across the Thai-Burma Border

    Gravers, Mikael

    Pages 45-76

  • Refugee and Religious Narratives: The Conversion of North Koreans from Refugees to God’s Warriors

    Jung, Jin-Heon

    Pages 77-100

  • Ritual Practice, Material Culture, and Well-Being in Displacement: Ka-thow-bòw in a Karenni Refugee Camp in Thailand

    Dudley, Sandra H.

    Pages 101-126

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Noah’s Ark for Migrants, Refugees, and Religious Communities
Authors
Editors
  • Alexander Horstmann
Series Title
Contemporary Anthropology of Religion
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49630-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137496300
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50153-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 288
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