Middle Eastern Christian spaces in Europe: multi-sited and super-diverse

Galal, L. P., Hunter, A. , Sparre, S. L., McCallum, F. and Wozniak-Bobinska, M. (2016) Middle Eastern Christian spaces in Europe: multi-sited and super-diverse. Journal of Religion in Europe, 9(1), pp. 1-25. (doi: 10.1163/18748929-00901002)

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Abstract

Despite little scholarly attention, Middle Eastern Christian Churches are a well-established element of the European religious landscape. Based on collaborative research, this article examines how three mutual field visits facilitated a deeper understanding of the complexity that characterises church establishment and activities among Iraqi, Assyrian/Syriac and Coptic Orthodox Christians in the uk, Sweden and Denmark. Exploring analytical dimensions of space, diversity, size, and minority position we identify three positions of Middle Eastern Christians: in London as the epitome of super-diversity, in Copenhagen as a silenced minority within a minority, and in Södertälje as a visible majority within a minority.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hunter, Dr Alistair
Authors: Galal, L. P., Hunter, A., Sparre, S. L., McCallum, F., and Wozniak-Bobinska, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Religion in Europe
Publisher:Brill
ISSN:1874-8910
ISSN (Online):1874-8929
Published Online:07 March 2016

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