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The latest special issue on "Thinking Beyond Boundaries: Researching Ethnoheterogenesis in Contexts of Diversities and Social Change" is now out! Fully open access, do read and share: https://newdiversities.mmg.mpg.de/?page_id=4785

Muslim-Jewish encounter, diversity & distance in urban Europe: Religion, culture and social model (ENCOUNTERS)

ORA Joint Research Project

Funded by the Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences, this joint research project studies intercultural, interethnic and interreligious encounters as exemplified by Jews and Muslims in urban Europe.

New Podcast Series

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The City show is a podcast about complexity and how people live and adapt to life in fast-changing cities across Africa, Latin America and Asia. It's made by Dhashen Moddley, Tau Tavengwa, Freddie Boswell, Michael Rahfaldt, and Jo Jackson. It's a collaboration between Cityscapes Magazine, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and African Centre for Cities. It's a Cityscapes/Radio Workshop production. Music by 23rd Parallel.

Rethinking Markets in Modern India: Embedded Exchange and Contested Jurisdiction

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An interview with A. Gandhi and S. Schwecke, conducted by Saronik Basu, New Books Network NBN

Wir haben das geschafft – und uns verändert

In this research report, the researchers of the Max Planck Society's science initiative "Challenges of Migration, Integration and Exclusion" (WiMi) take stock of the "long summer of migration 2015" and derive eight recommendations from the findings, which they have summarized in a position paper. [in German]

Irfan Ahmad on Islam today

Los Angeles Review of Books publishes review essay by Mustafa Akyol on Irfan Ahmad's book Religion as Critique.

Religion, Magic, Secularity, and Spirituality

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In this sixth conversation in the Global Religious and Secular Dynamics Discussion Series, Peter van der Veer joined Berkley Center Senior Fellow José Casanova to talk about his comparative work linking India, China, and the West, as well as his training of the next generation of anthropologists, social scientists, historians, and religious studies scholars working on religion in Asian global cities. Van der Veer also discussed his forthcoming co-edited volume, Refugees and Religion: Ethnographic Studies of Global Trajectories (2021), and the COVID-19 pandemic and its current geopolitical dynamics and trends.

Urban Diversity, Diversification and Complexity

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Keynote Lecture by Steven Vervovec at the Twentieth International Conference on "Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations", University of Milan, Italy, 10-12 June 2020.

Scapegoating in times of Corona

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Institute Director Steven Vertovec gave a live television interview on Deutsche Welle and PBS America to comment on the coronavirus pandemic, xenophobia and group stigmas.

DWnews TV Interview Thursday, 7th May 2020 with Steven Vertovec, conducted by Anchor Brent Goff

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The editors of Global Networks invite you to submit papers for a special issue on 'Covid-19 and Global Networks: reframing our understanding of globalization and transnationalism '

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14710374

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Steven Vertovec:
Considering the work of ‘integration’
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Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria):
Religion and Bioregionalism in Cascadia: The Trouble with Categories
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Issues

Goossaert, V., & van der Veer, P. (Eds.). (2021). Réguler les pluralités religieuses: Mondes indiens et chinois comparés [Special Issue]. Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions, 193 Link

Schönwälder, K. (ed). (2020). Special Issue: Diversity in local political practice. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 43(11)Link

Dorman, B., & Korom, F.J. (eds). (2020). "Intangible Cultural Heritage in Asia", in Asian Ethnology, 79(1).  Link

Hänsch, V., Stasik, M., & Bekele Debele, S. (eds). (2020). "Temporalities of Waiting in Africa", in Critical African Studies, 12(1). Link

Journal Articles

Ngo, T. (2021). Bones of contention: Situating the dead of the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese border war.  American Ethnologist (AE) doi:10.1111/amet.13015.

Boudou, B. (2021). Beyond the welcoming rhetoric: Hospitality as a principle of care for the displaced.  Essays in Philosophy,  22(1-2), 85-101. doi:10.5840eip20212225.

Drouhot, L. G., & Garip, F. (2021). What’s behind a racial category? Uncovering heterogeneity among Asian Americans through a data-driven typology.  RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 7(2), 22-45. doi:10.7758/RSF.2021.7.2.02.

van der Veer, P. (2021). Minority rights and Hindu nationalism in India. Asian Journal of Law and Society. doi:10.1017/als.2020.51

Goossaert, V., & van der Veer, P. (2021). Introduction. Archives de sciences sociales des religions, 193, 11-24.

Vertovec, S. (2021). The social organization of difference. Ethnic and Racial Studies. doi:10.1080/01419870.2021.1884733.

Bhasi, S. (2021). Remembered and forgotten gods: Caste and the transnational worship of ancestral deities among Malaysian Hindus. Archives de sciences sociales des religions, 193, 55-78.

Drouhot, L. G. (2021). Cracks in the melting pot? Religiosity and assimilation among the diverse Muslim population in France. American Journal of Sociology, 126(4), 795-851. doi:10.1086/712804.

Chimbidzikai, T. (2021). “It’s a Big Umbrella”: Uncertainty, Pentecostalism, and the integration of Zimbabwe exemption permit immigrants in Johannesburg, South Africa. Migration and Society, 4(1), 163-171. doi:10.3167/arms.2021.040115.

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Contributions to a collected Edition

van der Veer, P. (2021). Introduction: Refugees and religion. In B. Meyer, & P. van der Veer (Eds.), Refugees and religion: Ethnographic studies of global trajectories (pp. 1-11). London: Bloomsbury Academic. Link

van der Veer, P.(2021). German refugees and refugees in Germany. In B. Meyer, & P. van der Veer (Eds.), Refugees and religion: Ethnographic studies of global trajectories (pp. 34-47). London: Bloomsbury Academic. Link

Ngo, T., & Mai, N. T. T. (2021). In search of a Vietnamese Buddhist space in Germany. In B. Meyer, & P. van der Veer (Eds.), Refugees and religion: Ethnographic studies of global trajectories (pp. 105-122). London: Bloomsbury Academic. Link

Punathil, S. (2021). Between hope and fear: Migrant “illegality” and camp life in Assam, India. In B. Meyer, & P. van der Veer (Eds.), Refugees and religion: Ethnographic studies of global trajectories (pp. 198-216). London: Bloomsbury Academic. Link

Koenig, M. (2021). Religion. In B. Hollstein, R. Greshoff, U. Schimank, & A. Weiß (Eds.), Soziologie: Sociology in the German-Speaking World: Special Issue Soziologische Revue 2020 (pp. 331-343). Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg. Link

Castro Varela, MdM., & Mohamed, S. (2021). Bodies on the outside: Artistic imagination in Afrofuturism. In D. Neugebauer (Ed.), Counter_Readings of the Body (pp. 57-64). Leipzig: Spector Books. Link

Mohamed, S., & Castro Varela, MdM. (2021). Intersektionalität und postkoloniale soziale Arbeit. In A. Biele Mefebue, A. Bührmann, & S. Grenz (Eds.), Handbuch Intersektionalitätsforschung. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien. Link

Kang, J. (2021). Chinese Christian community in Germany: Home-making and Chineseness. In N. Cao, G. Giordan, & F. Yang (Eds.), Chinese religions going global (pp. 97-114). Leiden: Brill. Link

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