Portugal on the African frontier: the reproduction of African religious culture among African immigrants

Portugal on the African frontier: the reproduction of African religious culture among African immigrants

This project consisted in studying Europe as part of the African Continent, following the theoretical framework of Igor Kopytoff about "The African Frontier". If it is true, as Kopytoff argues, that Africans have a "frontier culture", could Europe not be seen as  "new frontier"? The project consisted of interviews and data collection on communities in Portugal. The project eventually transformed and became the twin project "Christian Atlantic" (funded by FCT) and "Recognizing Christianity", funded by FCT.

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This project consisted in studying Europe as part of the African Continent, following the theoretical framework of Igor Kopytoff about "The African Frontier". If it is true, as Kopytoff argues, that Africans have a "frontier culture", could Europe not be seen as  "new frontier"? The project consisted of interviews and data collection on communities in Portugal. The project eventually transformed and became the twin project "Christian Atlantic" (funded by FCT) and "Recognizing Christianity", funded by FCT.

Objectivos: 
1- Analyze the perception of "Europe" in African imagination<br />2- Analyze the discourses about citizenship and belonging by African migrants in Portugal<br />3- Analyze the relationship between African individuals and their home communities.
Parceria: 
Unintegrated
Coordenador 
Start Date: 
01/01/2003
End Date: 
01/10/2010
Duração: 
93 meses
Closed