Friday, January 4, 2013: 2:50 PM
Chamber Ballroom IV (Roosevelt New Orleans)
During the last 60 years two forms of mobility have played a crucial role in the process of place-making – global migration and gentrification. While these mobilities have been extensively analysed in terms of secular processes, the role of religion is becoming more evident, especially with the questioning of the necessary association between secularisation and suburbanisation. This presentation seeks to contribute to this growing understanding of the part played by different religious groups in place-making across the metropolis. While transnational forms of ethnicity have enabled religious groups to expand across the globalising city, ethnic differences can also constrain the material and non-material practices of (re)making local places.