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A Muslim arrival infrastructure in Rio de Janeiro

Tilmann Heil About the author


For ten years, a dahira, a religious group of Senegalese migrants in the State of Rio de Janeiro has grown. I accompanied the unique process of how this Murid dahira was institutionalised and became part of the international network of the brotherhood. I discuss how the dahira became an arrival infrastructure in the specific context of Rio de Janeiro and I compare its initiatives with parallel Senegalese structures. This shows the complexity of the socio-material relations among the Senegalese.

arrival infrastructure; Murids; migration; city; Rio de Janeiro

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