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dr. L.J. (Linda) van de Kamp


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: B6.15
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15508
    1001 NA  Amsterdam
  • L.J.vandeKamp@uva.nl

Expertise

 

Urban Studies

Gentrification

Industrial and Cultural Heritage

Religion and Ritual

Transnationalism

Gender

Media

Ethnography

Brazil, Mozambique, the Netherlands 

 

In my current project, titled ‘Yoga, Bingo and Prayer in Urban Regeneration Areas’, I do ethnographic research in the regenerating areas of Amsterdam-north. I focus on the dynamics between old and new inhabitants, entrepreneurs, artists, welfare workers, religious groups, housing corporations and authorities in dealing industrial and cultural heritage, public rituals, and media and communication technology. My aim is to rethink the role of culture in our cities beyond the dominant one-sided approaches of culture as creative expression or ethnic background, by taking into account the importance of life histories, social class, local-global connections, worldviews and the relationship with urban sites. 

See the weblog ‘Opening-up neighborhoods’: the art of urban regeneration

See the next tab/webpage for a more detailed discussion of my research interests and activities and also my personal page on academia.edu

 

I joined the Department of Sociology in February 2015. I previously worked at the Department of Culture Studies of Tilburg University. I obtained my PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam with the African Studies Centre, Leiden, in 2011 (cum laude).

 

My research interests are urban space, transnationalism, religion, ritual, gender, industrial and cultural heritage, and media. I conducted research in Mozambique, Brazil and The Netherlands. My current project, titled ‘Yoga, Bingo and Prayer in Urban Regeneration Areas’, was awarded a VENI grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO. Through ethnographic research in gentrifying Amsterdam-north, I aim to analyze the dynamics between old and new inhabitants, entrepreneurs, artists, well fare workers, religious groups, housing corporations and authorities in dealing industrial heritage, public rituals, and media and communication technology. My aim is to rethink the role of culture in our cities beyond the dominant one-sided approaches of culture as creative expression or ethnic background, by taking into account the importance of life histories, social class, local-global connections, worldviews and the relationship with urban sites.

 

During my doctoral research I studied the growth of transnational religious movements in a city in transition, looking at the case of Brazilian Pentecostalism in Mozambique. I conducted two years of ethnographic fieldwork in various areas of the capital Maputo, using a mix of qualitative methods. Embedded in theories of cultural and religious anthropology, urban studies, and globalization, my dissertation argued that transnational religious engagement should not only be approached as a coping mechanism in times of rapid social change. It also implies investing in socio-cultural innovation by its followers, such as entrepreneurial initiatives and alternative family forms. 

 

My postdoctoral research on the transnational circulation of religious rituals and materials between Europe, Africa and Brazil, strongly revealed the issue of spatiality and new cultural complexities in cities. After a research trip to Rio de Janeiro and fieldwork in Amsterdam, it became increasingly clear that the particularities of diversity in urban spaces, including local-global scale levels, have widespread effects on religious performance and the impact of religion in cities. It was during this research that I witnessed how religious groups are interacting with other socio-cultural groups in novel ways, for example by sharing the same post-industrial buildings, urging me to start my current research project. This project is also inspired by my own experiences as a volunteer in a neighborhood-related community center in Amsterdam-North.

 

See also my Personal page on academia.edu

 

Qualitative Research Methods (MA Sociology)

I supervise Sociology students who write their MA-thesis about the following themes: 

urban regeneration and gentrification, urban neighborhoods, industrial heritage, religion in relation to migration, globalization, gender and media 

  

 

Books

Linda van de Kamp (2016) Violent Conversion: Brazilian Pentecostalism and Urban Women in Mozambique. Suffolk, UK: James Currey, Religion in Transforming Africa Series. link

See also the interview about the book

Violent Conversion

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

  •  Van de Kamp, Linda (2012). 'Afro-Brazilian Pentecostal Re-Formations of Relationships across Two Generations of Mozambican Women'. Journal of Religion in Africa 42 (4): 433-452.
  • Van de Kamp, Linda (2012). ‘Love Therapy: A Brazilian Pentecostal (Dis)Connection in Maputo’. In: Mirjam de Bruijn and Rijk van Dijk (eds.). The Social Life of Connectivity in Africa.  New York: Palgrave MacMillan, p. 203-226.
  • Van de Kamp, Linda (2012). ‘Pentecostalismo Brasileiro, “Macumba” e Mulheres Urbanas em Moçambique’. In: Ari Pedro Oro, Carlos Steil and João Rickli (eds.) Transnacionalização Religiosa: Fluxos e Redes. São Paulo: Editora Terceiro Nome, Antropologia Hoje, p. 59-76.
  • Van de Kamp, Linda (2012). 'Brazilian Pentecostal Rituals in Africa and Europe'. In: Jan Jans (ed.). Humanities Perspectives: Junior Research at the Tilburg School of Humanities in 36 Snapshots. Tilburg: Tilburg University, p. 18-21.
  • Van de Kamp, Linda (2012). 'Gewelddadige Bekering: Braziliaans Pentecostalisme en het stedelijk pionieren van vrouwen in Mozambique'. LOVA 33 (1/2): 83-97.
  • Van de Kamp, Linda (2012). Review of 'Christianity and Public Culture in Africa' edited by Harri Englund, Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, Cambridge Centre of African Studies Series. Journal of African History 53: 409-410.

2011

2010

  •  Van de Kamp, Linda (2010). ‘Burying Life: Pentecostal Religion and Development in Urban Mozambique’. In Barbara Bompani and Maria Frahm-Arp (eds.) Development and Politics from Below: Exploring Religious Spaces in the African State. Palgrave MacMillan, p. 152-168.
  •  Van de Kamp, Linda (2010). ‘Pentecostals Moving South-South: Ghanaian and Brazilian Transnationalism in Southern Africa’. In: Afe Adogame & James Spickard (eds.), Religion Crossing Boundaries: Transnational Dynamics in Africa and the New African Diasporic Religions. Religion and Social Order series, Leiden: E.J. Brill. (with Rijk van Dijk)
  •  Van de Kamp, Linda (2010). “Mozambique: Brazilian Pentecostalisms in Maputo”. In Henri Gooren ‘Conversion Careers and Culture Politics in Pentecostalism: Time, Space and Mobility in Four Continents’. Pentecostudies 9 (2): 238-240.

2008

  • Klaver, Miranda; Linda van de Kamp and Regien Smit (2008). ‘De Mobiliteit van de Mondiale Pinksterbeweging. Een Presentatie van Drie Deelonderzoeken’ [The Mobility of Global Pentecostalism. A Presentation of Three Case Studies]. Wapenveld 58 (3):  4-14.

2005

  •  Van de Kamp, Linda (2005). ‘Een Historisch-Sociologische Beschouwing over de Studentikoziteit der VGS-en (Verenigingen van Gereformeerde Studenten)’ [Historical-Sociological  Considerations of Student-Like Behavior in Dutch Reformed Student Associations]. In: Mark Horst en Rutger de Mare (red.) Amicitia! Op een Halve Eeeuw Gereformeerd Studentenleven.  Groningen: ContactVergadering, p. 88-101.

2004

  •  Van de Kamp, Linda (2004). ‘Over de Vormende Werking van Religie. Een Sociaal-Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek naar de Gereformeerde Levensstijl’. Radix 30(2): 74-88. [A Social-Scientific Research on the Orthodox-Reformed lifestyle in The Netherlands]

2003

  •  Van de Kamp, Linda (2003). ‘Gereformeerd, maar  toch Aantrekkelijk’, Een Onderzoek naar de Civiliserende Werking van Religie in een Gereformeerde Kerk (Vrijgemaakt) te Utrecht. [‘Reformed, but still Attractive’, A Study on Civilizing Processes in an Orthodox-Reformed Church in Utrecht, The Netherlands]. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, MA Thesis.

2002

  • Van de Kamp, Linda (2002). ‘Een Sociologische Visie op de Evangelicalisering in de Gereformeerde Kerken’. In: Caroline Hanken, Daniël Meijers en Fred Spier Het Regime van Mart Bax: Opstellen voor de Meester-Antropoloog,  pp. 35-48. Amsterdam VU: Antropologische Bijdragen 15. [A Sociological Perspective on the Evangelicalization in Orthodox-Reformed churches in the Netherlands]

2001

  • Van de Kamp, Linda (2001). ‘De Evangelicalisering in de Gereformeerde Kerken’: Een Sociologische Visie. Radix 27(4): 246-253.

 

 

Door middel van antropologisch veldwerk in Amsterdam-Noord onderzoek ik hoe de interactie tussen verschillende groepen mensen stadsvernieuwing beïnvloedt. Ik analyseer de dynamiek tussen oude en nieuwe bewoners, ondernemers, kunstenaars, welzijnswerkers, religieuze groeperingen, woningcorporaties en de overheid in hun omgang met industrieel erfgoed. En in de voormalige arbeiderswijken onderzoek ik hoe verschillende groepen mensen omgaan met de veranderingen in de buurten. Hoe kijken mensen naar de buurt waar ze wonen en werken? Waar ontmoeten zij elkaar? Welke verhalen en rituelen delen zij? Ontstaan er nieuwe verbindingen tussen oude en nieuwe bewoners?

Voor mijn onderzoek heb ik samen gewerkt met fotograaf Rufus de Vries die de foto-serie 'Buurtbanden Amsterdam-Noord' heeft gemaakt. Zie www.buurtbanden.nl. Naar aanleiding van de serie en het onderzoek verschenen artikelen in Het Parool en in Folia

Binnenkort - zomer 2018 - verschijnt mijn artikel 'Stedelijke regeneratie in Amsterdam-Noord: over de politiek van erfgoed en creativiteit' in het tijdschrift Sociologos

Zie ook de blog 'Opening up neighborhoods': the art of urban regeneration 

2018

  • van de Kamp, L. J. (2018). Success, Risk and Failure: The Brazilian Prosperity Gospel in Mozambique. In D. Beekers, & D. Kloos (Eds.), Straying from the Straight Path: How Senses of Failure Invigorate Lived Religion (pp. 54-71). (Studies in Social Analysis). Berghahn Books.

2017

  • van de Kamp, L. J. (2017). The Transnational Infrastructures of Luso-Pentecostal Mega-Cities. New Diversities, 19(1), 1-17.
  • van de Kamp, L. J. (2017). The culture politics of Brazilian Christianity in Mozambique. In C. Alden, S. Chichava, & A. C. Alves (Eds.), Mozambique-Brazil: forging new partnerships or developing dependency? South Africa: Jacana Publishers.

2016

  • van de Kamp, L. J. (2016). Violent Conversion: Brazilian Pentecostalism and Urban Women in Mozambique. (Religion in Transforming Africa). Suffolk, UK: James Currey.
  • van de Kamp, L. J. (2016). Transnational Faiths: Latin-American Immigrants and their Religions in Japan. Journal of contemporary religion, 31(1), 132-133. DOI: 10.1080/13537903.2016.1109883 
  • van de Kamp, L. (2016). Introduction: Religious Circulation in Transatlantic Africa. African Diaspora, 9(1-2), 1-13. DOI: 10.1163/18725465-00901006  [details] 
  • van de Kamp, L. (2016). [Review of: I. van Wijk (2014) The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in South Africa: A Church of Strangers]. Religion and Society, 7(1), 164-165. DOI: 10.3167/arrs.2016.070110  [details] 

2015

  • van de Kamp, L. (2015). Pentecostalismo brasileiro em Moçambique: produção de conhecimento espiritual e cultural em um espaço transnacional. Sociedade e Estado, 30(2), 389-414. DOI: 10.1590/S0102-699220150002000007  [details] 
  • van de Kamp, L. (2015). Transatlantic Pentecostal demons in Maputo. In W. C. Olsen, & W. E. A. van Beek (Eds.), Evil in Africa: encounters with the everyday (pp. 344-363). Bloomington: Indiana University Press. [details] 

2017

  • van de Kamp, L. J. (2017). Diversity management in an Amsterdam post-industrial area: interactions between state and non-state actors. Paper presented at IMISCOE Annual Conference on Migration, Diversity and the City, , Rotterdam, .
  • van de Kamp, L. J. (2017). Luso-Pentecostal Urban Connections. Paper presented at CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIANITIES IN THE LUSOPHONE WORLD, London, United Kingdom.
  • van de Kamp, L. J. (2017). Luso-Pentecostal connections and place-making in Maputo and Amsterdam. Paper presented at the Anthropology of Christianity Working Group , Edinburgh, .
  • van de Kamp, L. J. (2017). Mechanisms of ‘othering’ in a former working-class neighborhood in Amsterdam: The culturalization of regeneration in Amsterdam-North. Paper presented at Conference ‘Populism: Between Resentment and Resistance’, .
  • van de Kamp, L. J. (2017). The culture politics of creativity in urban regeneration: ‘old’ and ‘new’ in Amsterdam-North. Paper presented at Globalizing Culture Seminar (Anthropology), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • van de Kamp, L. J. (2017). The diversity of socio-cultural resources in the governance of the commons in post-industrial Amsterdam-North. Paper presented at XVI Biennial IASC Conference ‘Practicing the commons: self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change , Utrecht, .
  • van de Kamp, L. J. (2017). Traditional and Dissident Uses of Industrial Heritage in Amsterdam-North. Paper presented at RC 21 Conference, ‘Rethinking Global Urban Justice’ , Leeds, .
  • van de Kamp, L. J. (2017). ‘A Prophetic Trajectory: Ideologies of Time and Space in an Angolan Religious Movement’ by Ruy L. Blanes, Oxford and New York: Berghahn, 2014. Journal of Religion in Africa, 46(2/3), 345-347.

2017

  • van de Kamp, L. J. ‘Opening-up neighborhoods’: the art of urban regeneration
  • van de Kamp, L. J. De Kunst van het Verbinden

2016

  • van de Kamp, L. J. (2016). Wohlstand durch Glauben? Pfingstkirchen in Maputo. Mosambik , (92).

2015

  • van de Kamp, L. (2015). Christelijke maatschappelijke inzet in Afrika. Radix, 41(3), 212-221. [details] 

2016

  • van de Kamp, L. J. (2016). Religious Circulation in Transatlantic Africa: the case of Brazilian Pentecostalism in Mozambique. Paper presented at Colloque Jacques Leclercq, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Award

  • van de Kamp, Linda, Birdsall, C.J. & Halauniova, A. (2017): Seed Grant Centre for Urban Studies for project Urban Heritage-Making: Cultural Forms, Local Histories and Redevelopment.
  • van de Kamp, Linda, Hordijk, M.A., Grin, J. & Giezen, M. (2017): CUS Seed Grant XL: Co-creatietraject ‘Kennisdeling in Living Lab Buiksloterham’.

Scientific position

  • van de Kamp, Linda (2015-2017): Member of Nederlandse Sociologische Vereniging, NSV.
  • van de Kamp, Linda (2013-2017): Member of Nederlands Genootschap voor Godsdienstwetenschap, the Dutch Association for the Academic Study of Religion (NGG).
  • van de Kamp, Linda (2009-2017): Member of Antropologen Beroepsvereniging, Antropologen Beroepsvereniging.
  • van de Kamp, Linda (2005-2017): Member of Nederlandse Vereniging voor Afrika Studies (NVAS), NVAS.

Media appearance

  • van de Kamp, Linda (28-05-2018): ‘De gemeente moet óók denken aan de historie van Amsterdam-Noord’ [Print] Folia. ‘De gemeente moet óók denken aan de historie van Amsterdam-Noord’.

Journal editor

  • van de Kamp, Linda (reviewer) (2016): African Diaspora (Journal).

Talk / presentation

  • van de Kamp, Linda (speaker) (8-11-2017): De culturalisering van regeneratie:“Oud en Nieuw Noord”, Rotary Amsterdam-Nieuwendam.
  • van de Kamp, Linda (speaker) (30-10-2017): The culturalization of regeneration in Amsterdam-North, Design Academy Eindhoven.
  • van de Kamp, Linda (speaker) (9-10-2017): The Transnational Infrastructures of Luso-Pentecostal “Mega-Cities”, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG).
  • van de Kamp, Linda (speaker) (17-6-2017): Creativiteit in de Stad: broedplaatsen als nieuwe buurthuizen?, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG).
  • van de Kamp, Linda (speaker) (6-3-2017): Braziliaanse Pinksterkerken in Maputo, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG).
  • van de Kamp, Linda (speaker) (29-11-2016): Religion, Heritage and Gender in Maputo, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG).
  • van de Kamp, Linda (speaker) (2-4-2016): Benzinestation omgedoopt tot kerk, Faculty of Humanities (FGw).
  • van de Kamp, Linda (speaker) (24-2-2016): Etnografie in Maputo, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG).
  • van de Kamp, L.J. (speaker) (20-11-2015): Gentrification, Verdiepingsmodule Stadssociologie, Bachelor, Universiteit van Amsterdam.
  • van de Kamp, L.J. (invited speaker) (21-9-2015): The Pentecostal creation of a divided city: Afro-Brazilian demons and women in Maputo, International Seminar "Maputo: Ethnography of a Divided City", University of Bergen/Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway.

Others

  • van de Kamp, Linda (participant) (2017): Panel ‘Lusospheres: Global Trajectories of Brazilian Religion’ with Martijn Oosterbaan en Joana Bahia, Conference of the Dutch Association for the Study of Religion(Nederlands Genootschap voor Godsdienstwetenschap NGG) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • van de Kamp, Linda (participant) (2017): Panel ‘The politics and governance of new uses of the urban commons’, with John Grin, XVI Biennial IASC Conference (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • van de Kamp, Linda (participant) (2017): Panel ‘Doing segregation: Mechanisms of othering in gentrifying neighborhoods’, with Fenneke Wekker and Paul Mepschen Conference “Populism: Between Resentment and Resistance” (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • van de Kamp, Linda (examiner) (14-12-2017): ‘Cohabitation in Botswana: Challenging Methodological Nuptialism in Anthropology’, African Studies Centre, Leiden University (examination).
  • van de Kamp, Linda (participant), Oosterbaan, Martijn (organiser) & Burchardt, Marian (organiser) (17-11-2017): Urban Risk and Religion: Health, Security and Economy (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • van de Kamp, Linda (examiner) (5-2017): ‘The periphery as the centre: trajectories of responsibility and community support in contemporary Maputo, Mozambique’, Department of Environmental & Geographical Sciences, University of Cape Town (examination).
  • van de Kamp, Linda (examiner) (18-4-2016): ‘Marido Espiritual’. Possessão e Violência Simbólica no Sul de Moçambique (examination).
  • van de Kamp, Linda (participant) (2015 - 2016): fieldwork (other).
  • van de Kamp, L.J. (organiser) (2-7-2015 - 5-7-2015): Annual Conference, Leuven (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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