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Shi'a Minorities in the Contemporary World – Migration, Transnationalism and Multilocality - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Shi'a Minorities in the Contemporary World: Migration, Transnationalism and Multilocality

Oliver Scharbrodt and Yafa Shanneik


Global migration flows in the 20th century have seen the emergence of Muslim diaspora and minority communities in Europe, North America and other parts of the world. While there is a growing body of research on Muslim minorities in various regional contexts, the particular experiences of Shi’a Muslim minorities across the globe has only received scant attention. This book offers new comparative perspectives of Shi’a minorities outside of the so-called “Muslim heartland” (Middle East, North Africa, Central and South Asia). It includes contributions on Shi’a minority communities in Europe, Nor ... More

Keywords: Shi’a Islam, Muslim minorities, transnationalism, migration, diaspora, globalisation

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474430371
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430371.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oliver Scharbrodt, editor
University of Chester

Yafa Shanneik, editor
University of Birmingham

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Part I Localising Global Shi‘a Minority Spaces

Part II Transnational Shi‘a Trajectories

Part III ‘Alid Piety and the Fluidity of Sectarian Boundaries


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