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Book of the month (November 2015)

12 November 2015

GRUBER, Judith and RETTENMACHER, Sigrid. Migration as a sign of the times: towards a theology of migration [online]. Leiden : Brill Rodopi, 2015. ISBN 978-90-04-29854-5. Available from: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/wcccoe/detail.action?docID=11066314. [Restricted access WCC]. Table of contents: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/alltitles/docDetail.action?docID=11066314

Migrations are contested sites of identity negotiations: they are not simply a process of border crossings but more so of border shiftings. Rather than allowing migrants to swiftly move across stable borders from one clearly defined identity to another, migrations question and renegotiate these very identities. Migrations undermine and re-establish borders along which the identity of migrants (and also that of the supposedly settled population) are constituted, and, as a discourse, migrations serve as a contested site of negotiating identities. Migrations reveal the negotiable character of identities - and representations of migration are themselves a hotspot in contemporary identity constructions…

Source: http://www.brill.com/products/book/migration-sign-times