Religion, Resistance, Hospitalities

Series Editor:

Civic groups, churches, and ministries are globally among the most willing and active in the assistance and advocacy of refugees and migrants. Innumerous projects, camps, and activist practices are often the first line of resistance to increasingly restrictive policies.

These practices are located on all continents and in all localities with visible and contested migration. Yet so far, these practices have only rarely been researched and academically interpreted, even if they, on many occasions, have had a significant impact and significance, both locally and internationally. One might say that the resistance practices and their contexts represent the most visible and influential opposition to the politics of closed borders and deportation.

Documenting, analyzing, and interpreting different kinds of resistance and challenging practices – both historical and contemporary – is the aim of this new series. In order to achieve that, the series will take an open and interdisciplinary approach. It invites scholars from the fields of religious studies, sociology, criminology, anthropology, philosophy, history, theology, and related disciplines to submit and participate in the series.

The themes comprise:

  • religion, migration, and politics
  • religion, resistance, and citizenship in a migration context
  • methodological issues when working on the margins of civil society
  • theories of resistance practices
  • how resistance impacts religion itself
  • intersectionality and gender perspectives

Trygve Wyller is Professor of Christian Social Practice at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is the co-editor of Secular and Sacred? and The Spaces of Others - Heterotopic Spaces, and the co-author of Reformation Theology for a Post-Secular Age.

Series advisory board:

Daisy Machado, Union Theological Seminary, USA

Evthymios Papatachiarchis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Federico Settler, Univerity of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Bryan Turner, Potsdam University, Germany; University of Sydney, Australia

Erin K. Wilson, University of Groningen, The Netherlands