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The Construction of EqualitySyriac Immigration and the Swedish City$
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Jennifer Mack

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780816698691

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816698691.001.0001

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Making Mesopotälje

Making Mesopotälje

Sacred and Profane “Diaspora Space” in the City

(p.91) Chapter Three Making Mesopotälje
The Construction of Equality

Jennifer Mack

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 3 examines “diaspora space”–usually used solely as metaphor–in connection with Syriac monumental architectural spaces for theSyriac Orthodox Church and the Assyriska and Syrianska soccer clubs, sacred and profanerespectively. These social institutions developed during the 1970s and 1980s but eventually required dedicated physical spaces.

Keywords:   Syriac Orthodox Christians modernism immigration refugees suburban design architecture minorities

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