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The Provocations of Contact Zones - Spaces for Negotiating Post-Migrant Identities

  • Post-migrant societies in Europe are characterized by political, cultural, religious, and social changes. Where people meet under the conditions of migration and globalization, new places and spaces of negotiating are arising. They are formed by provocative questions, dynamic reorientation, and social transformation, in particular regarding religious affiliations, contexts and experiences. This article will consider challenges and resources of religion in terms of coping with ambiguity and building up post-migrant community relations. In this context, the concept of the ‘contact zone’ as a post-migrant place or space provides an insight to social spaces where cultures and religions meet, clash and grapple with each other, often in emotionally charged contexts of highly asymmetrical relations of power, like displacement and their aftermaths. These contact zones offer a place of discussing power, oppression, and religious diversities, but also find innovative perspectives for post-migrant identities. With reference to this, three case studies based on experiences of refugees in Europa with contact zones in refugee centers, schools and educational institutions allow an understanding of the significance of places, the feeling of rootlessness and the findings of new places of religious identity, of ‘embodied’ habitation and participation. Finally this article emphasize the meaning of public speech in post-migrant societies from a Christian perspective.

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Verfasserangaben:Kathrin Winkler
Schriftenreihe (Bandnummer):Forschung, Entwicklung, Transfer - Nürnberger Hochschulschriften (44)
Dokumentart:Buch (Monographie)
Jahr der Fertigstellung:2020
Datum der Freischaltung:09.11.2020
Freies Schlagwort / Tag:othering
GND-Schlagwort:contact zones; post-migrant identities; public theology; postcolonial perspectives; social capital
DDC-Sachgruppen:300 Sozialwissenschaften
Zugriffsrecht:Frei zugänglich
Hochschulen:Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg
Hochschulbibliographie:Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg
Lizenz (Deutsch):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International