Transnational religion

Pasura, D. (2022) Transnational religion. In: Yeoh, B. S.A. and Collins, F. L. (eds.) Handbook on Transnationalism. Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, Massachusetts, USA, pp. 262-275. ISBN 9781789904000 (doi: 10.4337/9781789904017.00024)

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This chapter provides a critical and transnational analysis of the role that religion plays in shaping population movements and migrants' lived experiences and correspondingly evaluates how religious traditions and practices are transformed through processes of movement, displacement and migration. The movement of people also entails the movement of beliefs, traditions, ideas and practices. Until recently, the scholarship on transnational migration has placed more emphasis on economic, social, cultural and political transnational practices, too often overlooking how religious identities and practices are sustained across nation-state boundaries. The chapter seeks to answer the following two questions: How are religious beliefs, institutions and practices transported and transplanted across borders? What is the analytical value of a transnational optic in studying religion on the move? This chapter provides a conceptual discussion of transnational religion which allows for generalization, contrasts and comparisons rather than adding to the proliferation of case studies.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pasura, Dr Dominic
Authors: Pasura, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing
Published Online:18 January 2022

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