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Published: 31 March 2014

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719089589

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Iraqi Women in Denmark

Ritual performance and belonging in everyday life

By(author) Marianne Holm Pedersen

Published by Manchester University Press

New Ethnographies

  • By using ritual as a cultural prism on migrants' notions of belonging, social relations and processes of placemaking, the theoretical approach fills a gap in studies of migration
  • Focusing on relations between religious practice and the construction of belonging among so-called first-generation migrants the book contributes with a new perspective on Muslim immigration to Europe
  • Gives a rare ethnographic insight into the everyday lives and religious practices of Iraqi women in Copenhagen
  • Migration from Iraq is highly topical, yet hardly any studies have dealt the lives of these refugees in Europe
  • Situated at the core of current academic and political debates regarding Islam in Europe and the integration of immigrants and refugees