North American Sikhs in Global Perspective
Dr. Verne Dusenbery
October 16, 2008, 7:00PM
Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Rm 1900
Simon Fraser University - Vancouver Campus
515 W Hastings Street
Dr. Verne Dusenbery is Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Global Studies Programme at Hamline University. A specialist on deterritorialized cultures generally and overseas Sikh communities specifically, his most recent book is Sikhs at Large: Religion, Culture, and Politics in Global Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2008).
Sikhs in Canada and the United States (together with those in the UK) form the demographic core of the "Sikh diaspora", historically exerting considerable political, economic, and cultural influence both within the global Sikh Panth (collectivity) and upon their ancestral homeland and their countries of residence.
This talk will address the global forces that have brought Sikhs and Sikhism to North America, suggesting some of the similarities and differences in how Sikh identities have developed in Canada and the United States and how Sikhs in North America are affecting others globally.
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