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Author Jacobsen, Christine M., 1971-

Title Islamic traditions and Muslim youth in Norway / by Christine M. Jacobsen
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 419 pages)
Series Muslim minorities, 1570-7571 ; v. 10
Muslim minorities ; v. 10
Contents Islamic Traditions and Muslim Youth in Norway; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One Situating Islam in Norway: ethnographic context and theoretical perspectives; Chapter Two Envisioning unity, coping with difference; Chapter Three Who are 'we'? Social imaginaries; Chapter Four The politics of recognition: (re)Constructing identity/difference; Chapter Five The quest for knowledge: individualization and religious authority; Chapter Six Becoming Muslim: working on the self; Chapter Seven Tradition, authenticity and autonomy; Bibliography; Index
Summary 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 forma
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Children of immigrants -- Norway.
Islam -- Norway.
Multiculturalism -- Norway.
Muslim youth -- Religious life -- Norway.
Muslim youth -- Norway -- Social conditions.
Muslims -- Cultural assimilation -- Norway.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9047441257 (electronic bk.)
9789047441250 (electronic bk.)