Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Religion and the New ImmigrantsSocial Capital, Identity, and Civic Engagement$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael W. Foley and Dean R. Hoge

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195188707

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188707.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 19 October 2019

 Who We Are

 Who We Are

Chapter:
(p.181) 6 Who We Are
Source:
Religion and the New Immigrants
Author(s):

Michael W. Foley

Dean R. Hoge

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188707.003.0007

Immigrant worship communities help forge a sense of identity among participants, but that identity may be religious or ethnic, both at once, or a combination of the two. Most immigrants develop multiple identities. At the same time, worship communities sometimes struggle over the particular identity they represent, as when African or Hindu groups divide into ethnically differentiated worship communities. In the case of many area mosques, an overarching religious identity brings together immigrants from a variety of national and ethnic backgrounds, and even religious traditions within Islam. Leaders often call upon either ethnic or religious identities in mobilizing members of their communities for political action.

Keywords:   identity, ethnic identity, religious identity, Islam, political action, civic engagement

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .