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Ghanaian Immigrants Use Religion to Affirm Their Identity

Ghanaian Immigrants Use Religion to Affirm Their Identity

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Title: Ghanaian Immigrants Use Religion to Affirm Their Identity
Author: Mensah, Joseph
Identifier: 00014
Abstract: Ghanaian immigrants in Toronto use their churches not only for spiritual support, but also to form social networks and affirm their cultural identity. Racism causes some immigrants to turn to religion – which, in turn, can create ethnic enclaves that further isolate immigrants from other Canadians.
Sponsor: York's Knowledge Mobilization Unit provides services and funding for faculty, graduate students, and community organizations seeking to maximize the impact of academic research and expertise on public policy, social programming, and professional practice. It is supported by SSHRC and CIHR grants, and by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation. kmbunit@yorku.ca www.researchimpact.ca
Subject: Immigration
Identity
Religion
Type: Research Summary
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Canada
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/29099
Citation: Mensah, J. (2009). 'Doing religion' overseas: The characteristics and functions of Ghanaian immigrant churches in Toronto, Canada. Societies Without Borders, 4(1), 21-44.
Date: 2008

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