Pedersen, Marianne Holm, and Mikkel Rytter. ‘Rituals of Migration: An Introduction’. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 44, no. 16, Dec. 2018, pp. 2603–2616.
This introduction presents a framework for the articles in the special issue Rituals of Migration. First, it provides an overview of studies of ritual and migration, highlighting the fruitfulness of exploring the two fields together and arguing for the use of ritual as a cultural prism on processes of continuity and change in migration. In light of these analytical approaches, the introduction continues by outlining and discussing the three major themes that crosscut the articles (the interrelations between change and continuity, processes of placemaking and lines of social differentiation), demonstrating how the articles can shed light on these issues.