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Adams Bodomo and Enyu Ma

many factors that help shape community formation, but in this paper we focus on the role of food and food-making places in this process of community formation in the context of the African Diaspora in China. We focus on two settlements, Guangzhou in Guangdong province and Yiwu in Zhejiang province, two

Ron Geaves

RELIGION AND ETHNICITY: COMMUNITY FORMATION IN THE BRITISH ALEVI COMMUNITY R ON G EAVES Summary The article explores the Alevi community, a little-studied Muslim-in uenced heterogeneous religious tradition whose roots are in Eastern Turkey, and provides recent Ž eldwork of the Alevi presence

R.J. Boone

COMMUNITY AND WORSHIP: THE KEY COMPONENTS OF PENTECOSTAL CHRISTIAN FORMATION R. J. Boone* Lee College Cleveland, TN 37311, USA * R. Jerome Boone (DMin, Columbia Theological Seminary) is Professor of Old Testament and Christian Formation at Lee College. The recent decades have witnessed a

Carlos Parra

As we consider communities perceived as Diasporas within modern nation state contexts, it seems legitimate to say first generation immigrants, of all categories, do not commonly identify themselves as Diasporans. It may have greater validity to state such categorisations are merely imposed on such communities from an external centre of discourse, foreign to those identified as Diasporans yet assuming they will accept it and understand it at face value. In this sense, we may ask if Diasporas continue to exist or proliferate, but we may encounter a major hurdle if those communities have never identified as Diasporas in the first place, and they just simply identify themselves as a clear extension of communities they left behind. The complexity of such an arrangement provides the platform for those communities to exercise self-empowerment back home and also within the host modern nation-state context. In this chapter, three notions contributing to Latino/Hispanic identity (trans/con) formation in North America will be addressed. First, as many new arrivals from the Americas automatically become Latinos/Hispanics upon entering North American locations, this process surreptitiously dismantles the legitimacy of their identities. Second, as they (trans/con) form to host societies, the immigration status of many will force them to remain invisible to the political process as they may seek to remain politically active back home. Lastly, many of these arrivals are victims of an aggressive government agenda for social integration that manages to maintain them at the lower class level in order to benefit from these tangible communities who will replenish the human resources reserves necessary for the North American nation states’ domestic economic survival.

Ping Song

J O U R N A L O F C H I N E S E O V E R S E A S V 4 N 2 1 8 3 Th e Zheng Communities and the Formation of a Transnational Lineage S O N G P I N G Transnational business networks and entrepreneurship should not be regarded as the only major theme of Chinese contemporary transnationalism. Th e

Mingang Lin and Min Zhou

2 6 0 M I N Z H O U & M I N G A N G L I N | I M M I G R A N T C H I N E S E C O M M U N I T I E S I N T H E U . S . Community Transformation and the Formation of Ethnic Capital: Immigrant Chinese Communities in the United States 1 M I N Z H O U a n d M I N G A N G L I N In this article, we

Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157430110X597845 Religion & Theology 17 (2010) 244–267 & Religion Theology Territory, Anti-Intellectual Attitude, and Identity Formation in Late Antique Palestinian Monastic Communities Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony Department of


Raluca Bianca Roman

analysis is the proliferation of Pentecostalism among Roma communities across the globe, in contexts as varied as Spain, the uk , Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Finland, and Sweden, to name but a few ( Acton 1979; Gay y Blasco 2000; Rose Lange 2002; Llera Blanes 2005; Slavkova 2007; Fosztó 2009; Canton

Eyal Regev

: Preliminary Observations on Miq×at Ma®a÷e Ha-Torah (4QMMT)Ó (Hebrew), Tarbiz 59 (1989/ 90) 11 – 76, and the bibliography cited there; E. Regev, ÒPure Individualism: The Idea of Non-Priestly Purity in Ancient Judaism,Ó JSJ 31 (2000) 176 – 202. ABOMINATED TEMPLE AND A HOLY COMMUNITY: THE FORMATION OF THE


Niccolò Fattori

sixteenth centuries are symptomatic of the presence of two distinct phases of migration from Greek-speaking lands to Western Europe at the beginning of the early modern period, two phases which also produced different outcomes in terms of integration, settlement, and community formation. Throughout the