Religion, ethnicity and transnational migration between West Africa and Europe
- ISBN: 9789004270367
- Editorial: Brill Academic Publishers Inc.
- Fecha de la edición: 2014
- Lugar de la edición: Leiden. Países Bajos
- Colección: Muslim Minorities
- Encuadernación: Cartoné
- Medidas: 24 cm
- Nº Pág.: 236
- Idiomas: Inglés
Religion, Ethnicity and Transnational Migration between West Africa and Europe focuses on the West African migrants’ presence in Europe and the way they negotiate religion and ethnicity in a new context. Special attention is given to the diversity of religious background of the migrants and to exploration of interreligious (especially Christian-Muslim) relations. These dimensions of transnational migration have not been widely researched, yet.
After introducing the new African religious diaspora, the situation of the Senegalese, Ghanaian and Fulbe migrants – both Christian and Muslim – in France, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland is analysed. The impact the migrants make on their communities of origin in Africa is also taken into account.