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

Marianne Holm Pedersen

Abstract

Iraqi women in Denmark is 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 it investigates how this process is interrelated with their experiences of inclusion and exclusion in Denmark. The findings of the book refute the all too simplistic assumptions of general debates on Islam and immigration in Europe that tend to frame religious practice as an obstacle to integration in the host society. In sharp contrast to the fact ... More

Keywords: Iraqi women, Migration, Belonging, Ritual, Relatedness, Everyday life, Shi‘a Muslims, Denmark

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719089589
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089589.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marianne Holm Pedersen, author

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