publication . Article . 2016

Displaced Sense: Displacement, Religion and Sense-making

Maheshvari Naidu;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Association for the Study of Religion in Southern Africa
Abstract
Whether formally categorized as refugees or not, displaced migrants experience varying degrees of vulnerability in relation to where they find themselves displaced. The internally displaced furthermore squat invisibly and outside the boundaries of the legal framework and incentive structures accorded to those classified as 'refugee'. They are thus arguably, by and large, left to source sustaining solutions for themselves. This article works through the theoretical prism of sense-making theory and works through the notion of crisis as a ' cosmology episode' (see Weick 1993). For Weick, a 'cosmological episode' occurs when people are suddenly and profoundly plunge...
Subjects
free text keywords: religion, prayer, sense-making, God, displaced, resilience, Philosophy. Psychology. Religion, B, Religions. Mythology. Rationalism, BL1-2790
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