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Relations to Other Immigrant Associations

Ousmane Oumar Kane

in The Homeland Is the Arena

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732302
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894611 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732302.003.0005
Relations to Other Immigrant Associations

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This chapter discusses the wider field of associational life into which Senegalese are inserted and how these relate to Sufi societies. These include the Senegalese Catholic Association of America and the Sunni mosque communities of the Bronx but also nonreligious associations that include all-African associations, nationality-based, pan-ethnic, village-based, regional, caste-based, and rotational credit associations, as well as political parties. Just like the Sufi societies, many of these associations are being registered as nonprofit associations. The overlapping membership and leadership cause these associations to imitate the success of the others. This has led to a degree of uniformity among the objectives of the religious and nonreligious associations.

Keywords: Senegalese associations; Senegalese immigrants; Sufi societies; Senegalese Catholic Association of America; nonprofit associations

Chapter.  13846 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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