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Precarious Diasporas of Sikh and Ahmadiyya Generations : Violence, Memory, and Agency (Hardcover)
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This book examines the long-term effects of violence on the everyday cultural and religious practices of a younger generation of Ahmadis and Sikhs in Frankfurt, Germany and Toronto, Canada. Comparative in scope and the first to discuss contemporary articulations of Sikh and Ahmadiyya identities within a single frame of reference, the book assembles a significant range of empirical data gathered over ten years of ethnographic fieldwork. In its focus on precarious sites of identity formation, the volume engages with cutting-edge theories in the fields of critical diaspora studies, migration and refugee studies, religion, secularism, and politics. It presents a novel approach to the reading of Ahmadi and Sikh subjectivities in the current climate of anti-immigrant movements and suspicion against religious others. Michael Nijhawan also offers new insights into what animates emerging movements of the youth and their attempts to reclaim forms of the spiritual and political.
Number of Pages: 289
Genre: Religion + Beliefs, Social Science
Series Title: Religion and Global Migrations
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Michael Nijhawan
Street Date: September 21, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-9573
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