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Sist endret: 15. juli 2021, 12:52
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2021
Vitenskapelig artikkel

War, Displacement and Refugeehood: Existential Encounters of Religion in the Syrian Refugee Crisis

  • Ingrid Løland


Entangled Religions: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Religious Contact and Transfer
ISSN 2363-6696
e-ISSN 2363-6696
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2021
Publisert online: 2021
Volum: 12
Hefte: 1
Open Access


Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85108560404

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War, Displacement and Refugeehood: Existential Encounters of Religion in the Syrian Refugee Crisis


How and to what extent does religion play into the life-rupturing experiences that characterize forced migration? This article provides a novel look at how issues of religion and identity (re/de)constructions are entangled with the Syrian refugee crisis and mirrored in the diverse experiences relating to a sample of Syrian refugees now residing in Norway. The study aims to delve more deeply into the Syrian scene of war as a determinant backdrop to the Syrian refugee crisis, thereby tracing the intersection of religion in people’s experiences of conflict, displacement, and refugeehood. It argues for a lived dimension approach when analysing the variable ways in which empowering and disempowering aspects of religion cut into their migration trajectories. Additionally, it applies a theoretical lens derived from existential anthropology to explore how narrative negotiations veer between chaos, crisis, and disruption, on the one hand, and resilience, hope, and restitution, on the other. The study reveals an ambiguous empirical reality in which the nexus between religion and forced migration involves highly contradictory identification processes. Furthermore, it provides vivid polyvocal testimonies on how Syrians have navigated the liminal in-betweens of vulnerability and agency in their escape from Syria as well as during their journeys of displacement into refugeehood.


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Ingrid Løland

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Senter for misjon og globale studier ved VID vitenskapelige høgskole
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