Frican and Asian cultures in Diaspora. Essay question: Discuss how religion has helped migrants build forms of community and identity

Essay Question is :
Discuss how religion has helped migrants build forms of community and identity

The coursework essays are intended not only to encourage greater reflection on the issues and problems of the readings, but also to help you develop effective writing and analytic skills.

Substantive expectations
You must demonstrate that you understand the main analytical and ethnographic issues which are the subject of your essay. When referring to a particular work, one indication of such understanding is to restate the authoras ideas as they come up in your own argument, rather than devoting a lengthy section of your essay to summary. Another indication is that the textual material you quote actually supports the specific claim you are making.
You will be asked to construct an argument, to define an assertion or position and to marshal evidence from appropriate texts to substantiate your claims. The argument needs to be stated clearly at the beginning and then developed coherently and consistently throughout the essay.

Remember your essay has to be read and understood by others. In order to make your essay into a coherent whole you should:

A)Start with an introduction, which clearly and succinctly states the problem and/or what position you will be arguing for or against. Indicate how you are going to address the topic (i.e., how you are going to go about constructing an argument).

B)Then move on to the main body of the essay in which you defend and support you position by using specific examples to construct an argument. The evidence presented in the body of the essay should lead toward and help make your argument. Keep your argument clearly in focus and make sure to be explicit on how your points logically connect together to construct an argument.

C)And end with a conclusion in which you briefly restate your case and emphasize the main points that you have made to support your position along the way. Be sure to be clear in the conclusion where you stand on the essay question

* I will upload the lecture slides on this specific week for you to get better picture of the issues discussed regarding this topic

Referencing Requirements:
* Please stick to the given reading list and dont use other sources
* There is no specific number of sources needed to be used

J.R. Hinnells ** a?Why Study Religions?a? In Hinnells, J. R. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religions. (2005) Routledge

J.R. Hinnells a?The Study of Diaspora Religiona?, in Hinnells, J.R (ed.)
A New Handbook of Living Religions. (1997) Blackwell.

W. Kokot et al. Diaspora, Identity and Religion: New Directions in Theory and Research(2004) Routledge.

K.Knott a?The Religion of South Asian Communities in Britaina?, in Hinnells, J.R (ed.)
A New Handbook of Living Religions. (1997) Blackwell.

N. Fadil a?Managing Affects and Sensibilities: The Case of Not-Handshaking and
Not Fastinga?, Social Anthropology (2009) 17 (4): 439-454

R. Gholamia?a?Is This Islamic Enough?a? Intra-Diasporic Secularism and
Religious Experience in the Shia Iranian Diaspora in Londona?, Journal of Ethnic
and Migration Studies (2013)

P. Lewis Young, British and Muslim. (2007) Continuum.

J. Jacobson Islam in Transition: Religion and Identity among British Pakistani Youth. (1998) London and New York: LSE, Routledge.

Vertovec a?Religion and Diasporaa? (2000) Paper presented at New Landscapes
of Religion in the West, School of Geography and the Environment,
University of Oxford, 27-29 September 2000

S. Jouili a?Negotiating Secular Boundaries: Pious Micro-Practices of Muslim Women
in French and German Public Spheresa?, Social Anthropology (2009) 17 (4): 455-470

C. McAuliffe (library use only) a?Visible Minorities: Constructing and Deconstructing the a?Muslim Iraniana? Diasporaa?. In Aitchson, C. et al. (eds.) Geographies of Muslim Identities: Diaspora, Gender and Belonging. Ashgate (2007).

D. Pocock Preservation of the religious life: Hindu immigrants in England,
Contributions to Indian Sociology, n.s. Vol. 10, No. 2, 1976, pp. 341-65.

G. Vahed a?Changing Islamic Traditions and Emerging Identities in South Africaa?. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (2000) 20 (1): 43-73.

J. Jacobson Islam in Transition: Religion and Identity among British Pakistani Youth.(1998) London and New York: LSE, Routledge.