Transnational practices and local lives. Quran courses via Skype in Norwegian-Pakistani families
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This is an author's accepted manuscript of an article published in aarset, m. f. (2015). transnational practices and local lives. quran courses via skype in norwegian- pakistani families. identities, 22(3), 1-16. [copyright taylor & francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1070289 x.2015.1024122.
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Original versionAarset, M. F. (2015). Transnational practices and local lives. Quran courses via Skype in Norwegian-Pakistani families. Identities, 22(3), 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2015.1024122
With the emergence of an adult generation of descendants of migrants who are entering the labour market, marrying and having children, questions of transnationalism are made current in new ways. This article engages in the discussion of transnationalism and ‘the second generation’ by taking the everyday life of families as a starting point for discussing the role and meaning of what can be defined as transnational practices. The practice in question is the use of online Quran courses among families of Pakistani background in Norway. Employing Levitt and Glick Schiller’s distinction between ways of being and ways of belonging in transnational social fields, this article discusses how to understand this practice and its transnational dimensions.