South Asians in the Diaspora: Histories and Religious Traditions

South Asians in the Diaspora: Histories and Religious Traditions

by Knut A. Jacobsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004124888

ISBN-13: 9789004124882

Pub. Date: 11/20/2003

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This book explores the role of religion in a great number of the South Asian diaspora communities around the world and is unique in its emphasis on religious diversity, both across and within the religious traditions.  See more details below

Overview

This book explores the role of religion in a great number of the South Asian diaspora communities around the world and is unique in its emphasis on religious diversity, both across and within the religious traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004124882
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/20/2003
Series:
Numen Book Series, #101
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.62(h) x 1.58(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Jain Plate: The Semiotics of the Diaspora Diet3
(Re) Creating Transnational Religious Identity within the Jaina Community of Toronto23
Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhism in London: Religiosity and Communal Activities of a Diaspora Community52
Becoming a Colour of the Rainbow: The Social Integration of Indian Hindus in Trinidad, Analysed along a Phase Model Diaspora77
The Hindu Diaspora in The Netherlands: Halfway Between Local Structures and Global Ideologies97
Tamil Hindu Places of Worship in Germany116
Establishing Ritual Space in the Hindu Diaspora in Norway134
The Hindu Religious Traditions in Minnesota149
Reversing the Gaze in America: Parody in Divali Performance at Connecticut College161
The Swaminarayan Movement180
Transformation of Marriage Patterns in the Kerala Diaspora in the U.S.203
Rethinking Hybridity: The Syro-Malabar Church in North America220
Negotiating Identities: The Case of Indian Muslims in South Africa243
Structural and Cultural Racism in the Educational Underachievement of British South Asian Muslims269
Embracing Allah and Sexuality? South-Asian Non-Heterosexual Muslims in Britain294
The Zoroastrian Diaspora313
Mobilising seva ("Service"): Modes of Sikh Diasporic Action337
Taxonomy of the Indian Diaspora in South Africa: Problems and Issues in Defining Their Identity375
Punjabi Religion Amongst the South Asian Diaspora in Britain: The Role of the Baba393
Haunting Stories: Narrative Transmissions of South Asian Identities in Diaspora415
Performances of Multiculturalism: South Asian Communities in Sydney435
Hindus and Sikhs: Community Development and Religious Discrimination in England and Wales454
Future Prospects498
Contributors501
Index507

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