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Iraqi women in Denmark : ritual performance and belonging in everyday life

Author: Marianne Holm Pedersen; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online).
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, New York : Palgrave Macmillan 2014.
Series: New ethnographies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An ethnographic study of ritual performance and place-making among Shi'a Muslim Iraqi women in Copenhagen. The book explores how Iraqi women construct a sense of belonging to Danish society through ritual performances, and investigates how this process is interrelated with their experiences of inclusion and exclusion in Denmark. The findings refute the all too simplistic assumptions of general debates on Islam and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marianne Holm Pedersen; UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online).
ISBN: 9781781706930 178170693X 9781526102768 1526102765
OCLC Number: 894476912
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 197 pages .).
Contents: Contextualising the study. Setting the scene ritual performance and place-making in everyday life --
Finding a place for oneself : proceses of settlement in Denmark --
Ritual as a cultural prism. The celebration of 'Id al-fitr: notions of relatedness among extended families --
The commemoration of Muharram : negotiating community --
Fattima's taklif : bringing up children for a good future --
Notions of belonging revised. Living in a transnational social field : notions of belonging revised --
Conclusion : ritual performance and belonging.
Series Title: New ethnographies.
Responsibility: Marianne Holm Pedersen.

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