Islam in Europe: Diversity, Identity and Influence

By: Aziz al-Azmeh and Effie Fokas (eds.)

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Events over recent years have increased the global interest in Islam. This volume seeks to combat generalisations about the Muslim presence in Europe by illuminating its diversity across Europe and offering a more realistic, highly differentiated picture. It contends with the monist concept of identity that suggests Islam is the shared and main definition of Muslims living in Europe. The contributors also explore the influence of the European Union on the Muslim communities within its borders, and examine how the EU is in turn affected by the Muslim presence in Europe. This book comes at a critical moment in the evolution of the place of Islam within Europe and will appeal to scholars, students and practitioners in the fields of European studies, politics and policies of the European Union, sociology, sociology of religion, and international relations. It also addresses the wider framework of uncertainties and unease about religion in Europe. Offers a complete picture of the Muslim experience in Europe, addressing a major gap in the scholarship on Islam in the European context and on politics and policies of the European Union Incorporates an up-to-date introduction for the general reader as well as fresh empirical research for specialised audiences Will appeal to scholars and students in the fields of European studies, politics and policies of the European Union, sociology and, specifically, the sociology of religion and international relations Contents 1. Introduction Effie Fokas; 2. Christians and Muslims: memory, amity and enmities Tarek Mitri; 3. The question of Euro-Islam: restriction or opportunity? Jorgen Nielsen; 4. Muslim identities in Europe: the snare of exceptionalism Jocelyne Cesari; 5. From exile to diaspora: the development of transnational Islam in Europe Werner Schiffauer; 6. Bosnian Islam as European Islam: limits and shifts of a concept Xavier Bougarel; 7. The regulation of religious diversity by the institutions of the European Union: the case of Islam Brengre Massignon; 8. Development, discrimination and reverse discrimination: effects of EU integration and regional change on the Muslims of Southeast Europe Dia Anagnostou; 9. Breaching the infernal cycle: Turkey and the European Union Valrie Amiraux; 10. Afterword Aziz al-Azmeh. Printed Pages: 232.

Title: Islam in Europe: Diversity, Identity and Influence

Author Name: Aziz al-Azmeh and Effie Fokas (eds.)

Categories: Religion, Islam,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2007

ISBN: 0521677513

ISBN 13: 9780521677516

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Brand New

Size: 228 x 152 Mm

Seller ID: 018581

Keywords: Islam