Journal Article

Redefining the Boundaries of Belonging: The Institutional Character of Transnational Religious Life

Peggy Levitt

in Sociology of Religion

Published on behalf of Association for the Sociology of Religion

Volume 65, issue 1, pages 1-18
Published in print January 2004 | ISSN: 1069-4404
Published online January 2004 | e-ISSN: 1759-8818 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3712504
Redefining the Boundaries of Belonging: The Institutional Character of Transnational Religious Life

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Religious life has long been global. Contemporary migrants extend these ties by transnationalizing everyday religious life. While much has been written about transnational economic and political practices, transnational religious life is not well understood. This paper examines the institutional characteristics of transnational religiosity and has three broad goals. First, it reviews this emerging body of literature and proposes an approach to the study of transnational migrants' religious practices. Second, it proposes three types of extended, negotiated, and recreated transnational religious organizations. Finally, it begins to untangle the relationship between transnational religion and politics.

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Subjects: Religion ; Sociology of Religion

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