Religion and Acculturation of Immigrants
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Manifestations of minority religions in the public space – such as religious structures, attire, and insignia – are amongst the most contentious issues in the current immigration debate. Despite the vast political importance of this issue, and the empirical evidence that exposure to religious cues influences attitudes, research on the impact of manifestations of religion in the public space is scarce and focused on host society members. Furthermore, theories propose conflicting predictions about the potential effects of exposure to religion in the public space. This ERC-funded study conducts comparative field experiments to study the extent to which manifestations of their religion in the real-world urban space increase the sociopolitical acculturation of minority-religion immigrants.
Date: 2 May 2023, 12:30 (Tuesday, 2nd week, Trinity 2023)
Venue: Nuffield College, New Road OX1 1NF
Venue Details: Clay Room
Speaker: Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Organising department: Nuffield College
Organisers: Tarik Abou-Chadi (Nuffield College), Ezequiel Gonzalez Ocantos (Nuffield College)
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Part of: Nuffield College Political Science Seminars
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Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Maxine Collett