A major question regarding Islam in Europe concerns the religiosity of “Muslim youth” – a category currently epitomizing both the fears and hopes of multicultural Europe. How are Islamic traditions engaged and reworked by young people, born and educated in European societies, and which modes of religiosity will they shape in the future? Providing an in-depth ethnographic account from Norway, this book engages comparative research on Islam and young Muslims from across Europe, focusing on Islamic revitalization, Muslim identity politics, changing configurations of religious authority, and the formation of gendered religious subjectivities. The author discusses anthropological and other social science theorizing in order to examine religious continuities and discontinuities in a context of international migration, globalization, and secular modernity.
Islamic Traditions and Muslim Youth in Norway
Synnøve K.N. Bendixsen
The Religious Identity of Young Muslim Women in Berlin offers an in-depth ethnographic account of Muslim youth’s religious identity formation and their everyday life engagement with Islam. It deals with the reconstruction of selfhood and the collective content of identity formation in an urban ...
Samim Akgönül, Strasbourg University
The Minority Concept in the Turkish Context discusses the concept of minority in the specific Turkish context by using three different case studies: religious minorities in Turkey, Muslims of Greece and Turks in France.
Kerstin Rosenow-Williams, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
In Organizing Muslims and Integrating Islam in Germany, Kerstin Rosenow-Williams analyzes the challenges faced by Islamic organizations in Germany since the beginning of the 21st century, providing original empirical insights based on an innovative sociological research perspective.
Christopher Flood, University of Surrey; Stephen Hutchings, University of Manchester; Galina Miazhevich, Christ Church, University of Oxford; Henri Nickels, European Union Fundamental Rights Agency
At a time of tension between some Muslim and non-Muslim countries, accompanied by frictions between Muslim and non-Muslim majorities or minorities within states, this collection centres on the often distorted perceptions underlying public debates over collective identities and cultures.
Erich Kolig, University of Otago
The book offers an ethnography of the Muslim minority in New Zealand with special emphasis on policy aspects relevant to the integration of Muslims in the host society. The book also discusses many other issues, such as Muslim political representation, inner coherence of the Muslim community, ...
Based on interviews and discourse of the Muslim Brotherhood members, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the ways in which their historical heritage is appropriated and continued beyond the movement's internal tensions and pretension to represent the Islamic orthodoxy.
Edited by Ala Al-Hamarneh and Jörn Thielmann
The contributions in this volume aim to reflect the variety of current Muslim social practices and life-worlds in Germany. The volume presents fresh theoretical approaches and in-depth analyses of a rich mosaic of communities, cultures and social practices. Issues of politics, religion, society, ...
This empirical study of Muslim communities on the northern fringes of Europe is a fine example from the field comparative sociology of religion, providing thought-provoking insights into the ongoing discussion on religious minorities in a multicultural European society.
This book, about the journeys of young British Pakistanis and Kashmiris to their ancestral homeland, discusses the implications of being transnational and translocal in the modern world for Muslim minorities. It is based on narratives of young people in Birmingham, Britain.
Anne Sofie Roald
This material on Scandinavian converts tells the unique story of how Europeans embrace a new religion and their tendency to adjust and modify the social message of their new religion to the social values handled by the society they live in.
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