Three dimensions of religious place-making in diaspora

Vasquez, Manuel A. and Knott, Kim (2014) Three dimensions of religious place-making in diaspora. Global Networks, 14 (3). pp. 326-347. ISSN 1470-2266

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In this article, we explore comparatively how migrant minorities draw from their religious resources to carve out spaces of livelihood in three global cities (Kajang-Kuala Lumpur, Johannesburg and London). We also examine the spatial regimes through which the state and its apparatuses seek to manage the migrants’ presence and (in)visibility within these urban spaces. In particular, we focus on three of the most salient dimensions of migrants’ religious place-making: embodied performance, the spatial management of difference and belonging, and multiple embedding across networked spaces. Although these three dimensions intersect in dynamic, often tensile ways to constitute the fabric of the life world of migrant minorities, we separated them for heuristic purposes, to highlight the richness and texture of religious place-making.

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Global Networks
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: VÁSQUEZ, M. A. and KNOTT, K. (2014), Three dimensions of religious place making in diaspora. Global Networks, 14: 326–347. doi: 10.1111/glob.12062 which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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?? religionspacediasporamigrationtransnationalplace makingembodimentsocial sciences(all) ??
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