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Of Hajj and home: Roots visits to Mecca and Bangladesh in everyday belonging

DeHanas, Daniel Nilsson (2013) Of Hajj and home: Roots visits to Mecca and Bangladesh in everyday belonging. Ethnicities, 13 (4). pp. 457-474. ISSN 1468-7968. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Muslim religiosity and South Asian ethnicities are at times experienced as rival forms of affiliation, especially for the second generation born and brought up in the West. In this article, I investigate the role of ‘roots visits’ to Bangladesh and pilgrimages to Mecca in shaping ethnic/religious affiliations of young second generation Bengalis in London’s East End. Building on Glick Schiller (2004), I argue that Bengali translocal ways of being (travel to Bangladesh) have become untethered from Bengali translocal ways of belonging (self-identifications), due in part to the more critical stance on Bengali culture propagated by deculturated Islamic institutions in the East End and to young people’s perceptions of their social class difference from Bangladeshi locals. While second generation youth who travel to Bangladesh tend to express a distancing from their ‘roots,’ those who travel on hajj or umra find that this bolsters their sense of rootedness in translocal Muslim belonging.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: PY - 2013/// [EPrints field already has value set]
Uncontrolled keywords: Belonging, everyday, Muslim, pilgrimage, roots visits, second generation, translocal
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2013 12:24 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35875 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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