Online religion in a transnational context: representing and practicing Jainism in diasporic communities

01 January 2015 → 31 December 2020
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Theology and religious studies
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
    • Communication sciences
    • Journalism and professional writing
    • Media studies
    • Other media and communications
internet e-Diaspora religion diaspora jainism online religion sociology of religion migration Contemporary Field research Asia Area studies Media
Project description

This research seeks to identify and understand developments in diasporic Jainism through an exploration of online activity related to Jainism and a set of interviews conducted in different communities. Thus, it will address different currents in contemporary Jainism, but also function as a case-study on the dynamics of religion in the context of migration and the role of ICT therein.