Veröffentlichungen der Sektion Religionssoziologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie

Religion as a Political Resource

Migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in Berlin and Paris

Authors: Schader, Miriam

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Miriam Schader shows that migrants can use religion as a resource for political involvement in their (new) country of residence – but under certain circumstances only. The author analyses the role religious networks and symbols play for the politicization and participation of Muslim and Christian migrants from sub-Saharan Africa in Berlin and Paris. Against the widely held belief that Islam is a ’political religion’ in itself, this study demonstrates that Christian migrants draw on their religion for political action more easily than their Muslim counterparts. It also highlights that it is not religion in general which helps migrants get politically active, but particular forms of religious organisations and particular theological elements. 

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Miriam Schader is a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion as a Political Resource
Book Subtitle
Migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in Berlin and Paris
Authors
Series Title
Veröffentlichungen der Sektion Religionssoziologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie
Copyright
2017
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-16788-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-16788-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-16787-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 247
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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