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Iraqi women in DenmarkRitual performance and belonging in everyday life$
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Marianne Holm Pedersen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719089589

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719089589.001.0001

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Setting the scene

Setting the scene

ritual performance and place-making in everyday life

(p.17) 1 Setting the scene
Iraqi women in Denmark

Marianne Holm Pedersen

Manchester University Press

This chapter develops the book’s analytical framework and situates the monograph within the field of studies on migration and religion. It argues that ritual performance can be used as a ‘cultural prism’ to shed new light on important themes in anthropological research on migration: social networks, processes of place-making, and the reproduction of practice. The author claims that migrants’ relations to place can be understood by examining their notions of relatedness to others. She further discusses the change and continuity of social practice in a migration context. The final part of the chapter introduces the 15 months of fieldwork among Iraqi women and their families and it discusses the methodological and analytical implications of the author’s approach.

Keywords:   Migration, Ritual, Cultural prism, Social networks, Place-making, Relatedness, Social practice, Social change, Fieldwork

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