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UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
|Coordinator Country||United Kingdom [UK]|
|Total cost||269˙857 €|
|EC max contribution||269˙857 € (100%)|
1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
|Duration (year-month-day)||from 2017-10-01 to 2020-09-30|
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|1||UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER||UK (LEICESTER)||coordinator||269˙857.00|
|2||PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE||US (CAMBRIDGE)||partner||0.00|
Spirit possession cults puzzle Western observers, particularly when they appear in supposedly secular urban environments. Muslim migrants from North Africa, seeking to establish new lives in Southern Europe, have to negotiate the continuity of such ritual practices with the constraints and expectations imposed on them by their new social contexts. But the legitimacy of these cults is contested also in their homeland, where they face increasing pressures by religious fundamentalism. Space and its organization, especially in urban settings, play an important part in these disputes. In Morocco, spirits are thought to reside in particular places, such as tombs, sanctuaries, or street corners. How do possession cults continue to be practiced when spirits’ spaces of residence have to be abandoned or undergo demolition? This research compares the continuities and ruptures in cult performances as the spaces that host them are affected by both forced displacement and voluntary diasporic migration. I will observe the resettlement of a slum in Casablanca, and compare it with two Southern European neighborhoods where Moroccan practitioners of spirit cults struggle to maintain their specific version of Islam in multicultural, post-colonial and post-secular urban settings, exposed to disruptive processes such as gentrification. By applying an ethnographic methodology to comparative urbanism, I aim to shed light on how different spatial transformations affect ritual performances that are meant to protect communities from social disintegration. I argue that different urban policies on both sides of the Mediterranean mutually reinforce, resulting in an overall transformation of cultural practices in transnational communities. Examining how migrants adapt localized ritual practices such as spirit possession cults to increasingly transient urban settings, furthers our understanding of the spatial and cultural dimensions that enable or prevent integration.
|year||authors and title||journal||last update|
From the Horizontal to the Vertical: the Destruction of Bon Pastor in Barcelona
published pages: , ISSN: 1492-9732, DOI:
Stefano Portelli, Loretta Lees
Eviction and Displacement from the Neighborhood of Douar Wasti in Casablanca (Morocco)
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
|International Journal of Urban and Regional Research||2019-11-27|
Stefano Portelli, Laura Guarino
Resistenze e reinterpretazioni del displacement a Casablanca
published pages: , ISSN: 0585-4954, DOI:
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