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The Homeland Is the Arena: Religion, Transnationalism, and the Integration of Senegalese Immigrants in America

Ousmane Kane


As Senegal prepares to celebrate fifty years of independence from French colonial rule, academic and policy circles are engaged in a vigorous debate about its experience in nation building. An important aspect of this debate is the impact of globalization on Senegal, particularly the massive labor migration that began directly after independence. From Tokyo to Melbourne, from Turin to Buenos Aires, from to Paris to New York, 300,000 Senegalese immigrants are simultaneously negotiating their integration into their host society and seriously impacting the development of their homeland. This book ... More

Keywords: Senegal, France, nation building, labor migration, religion, New York City, Senegalese community, migrant community, Muslim globalization, diaspora studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199732302
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732302.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ousmane Kane, author
Columbia University
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