Religion and Global Migrations

Intersections of Religion and Migration

Issues at the Global Crossroads

Editors: Saunders, Jennifer B, Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Elena, Snyder, Susanna (Eds.)

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  • Presents a broad collection of case studies from a wide array of regions across the globe 
  • Incorporates theological, sociological, and anthropological methods to the study of religion and migration 
  • Shows several methodological approaches at work and applied in new contexts 
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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. 

About the authors

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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“This book captures the emergence of an increasingly important interdisciplinary and multi-perspectival study of the role of religion in the migratory experience. The volume is a clarion call for the development of more sophisticated, humane, and attentive forms of migration theory, policy, and practice.” (Anna Rowlands, Lecturer in Contemporary Catholic Studies and Deputy Director of the Centre for Catholic Studies, University of Durham, UK)

“This volume presents a set of masterful essays blended into a coherent overview. The tone is that of an extended conversation that shows both a remarkable grasp of the dozens of major migrations going on and awareness that, for most migrants, a profound religious reflection is an important part of their trip.” (Paul Younger, Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Canada)

“Analyzing migration as multi-layered and shaped by variables such as race, gender, sexual orientation, and xenophobia, contributors to this volume reveal how religious identities, practices, and understandings are inextricable from this mix. With case studies spanning the globe and religious traditions, we find here a critical corrective to our tendency to underestimate and oversimplify religion’s role in our current era of global displacement.” (Corinne G. Dempsey, Associate Professor and Rosemarie Beston Chair for International Studies, Nazareth College, USA)

“Readers of this book, including secular policy makers, interested citizens, and religious leaders, will encounter fresh insights that will help them understand and respond to new transnational realities.” (Raymond Brady Williams, LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities Emeritus, Wabash College, USA)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Articulating Intersections at the Global Crossroads of Religion and Migration

    Saunders, Jennifer B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-46

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  • Religion as Psychological, Spiritual, and Social Support in the Migration Undertaking

    Eppsteiner, Holly Straut (et al.)

    Pages 49-70

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  • Living Religious Practices

    Knott, Kim

    Pages 71-90

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  • The Challenges of Migration and the Construction of Religious Identities: The Case of Muslims in America

    Kassam, Zayn

    Pages 91-121

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  • Racialization of Religion and Global Migration

    Joshi, Khyati Y.

    Pages 123-149

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Hardcover 128,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intersections of Religion and Migration
Book Subtitle
Issues at the Global Crossroads
Editors
  • Jennifer B Saunders
  • Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
  • Susanna Snyder
Series Title
Religion and Global Migrations
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58629-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58629-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58628-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95446-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 360
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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