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Title The Oxford handbook of European Islam / Jocelyne Cesari
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 869 pages)
Series [Oxford handbooks]
Oxford handbooks.
Contents Introduction / Jocelyne Cesari -- Part I. Islam as a postcolonial, post-Second World War religion in Europe: -- 1. France / Jennifer A. Selby -- 2. The United Kingdom / Sophie Gilliat-Ray -- 3. Germany / Riem Spielhaus -- 4. The Netherlands / Maurits S. Berger -- 5. Belgium / Nadia Fadil, Farid El Asri, and Sarah Bracke -- Part II. The arrival of Islam as post-1974 migration: -- 6. Italy / Chantal Saint-Blancat -- 7. Spain / Ana I. Planet Contreras -- 8. Greece / Venetia Evergeti, Panos Hatziprokopiou and Nicolas Prevelakis -- 9. Scandinavian countries / Garbi Schmidt and Jonas Otterbeck -- Part III. The old European land of Islam: -- 10. Bosnia Herzegovina / Ahmet Alibasic -- 11. Albanians' Islam(s) / Isa Blumi and Gezim Krasniqi -- 12. Russia / Stephane A. Dudoignon -- 13. Bulgaria / Antonina Zhelyazkova -- Part IV. Islam and European secularism: -- 14. The institutionalization of Islam in Europe / Silvio Ferrari and Rossella Bottoni -- 15. Shariah in Europe / Mathias Rohe -- 16. Hijab / Jennifer A. Selby -- Part V. Islam and European politics: -- 17. Islamophobia / Ayhan Kaya -- 18. Radicalization / Daniela Pisoiu -- Conclusion: Is there a European Islam? / Jocelyne Cesari
Summary For centuries, Muslim countries and Europe have engaged one another through theological dialogues, diplomatic missions, political rivalries, and power struggles. In the last thirty years, due in large part to globalization and migration from Islamic countries to the West, what was previously an engagement across national and cultural boundaries has increasingly become an internalized encounter within Europe itself. Questions of the Hijab in schools, freedom of expression in the wake of the Danish Cartoon crisis, and the role of Shari'a have come to the forefront of contemporary European discourse. 'The Oxford handbook of European Islam' presents a comprehensive approach to the multiple and changing ways Islam has been studied across European countries. Parts one to three address the state of knowledge of Islam and Muslims within a selection of European countries, while presenting a critical view of the most up-to-date data specific to each country. These chapters analyse the immigration cycles and policies related to the presence of Muslims, tackling issues such as discrimination, post-colonial identity, adaptation, and assimilation. The thematic chapters, in parts four and five, examine secularism, radicalization, Shari'a, Hijab, and Islamophobia with the goal of synthesizing different national discussion into a more comparative theoretical framework. The Handbook attempts to balance cutting edge assessment with the knowledge that the content itself will eventually be superseded by events. Featuring eighteen newly-commissioned essays by noted scholars in the field, this volume will provide an excellent resource for students and scholars interested in European Studies, immigration, Islamic studies, and the sociology of religion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Islam and state -- Europe.
Islam -- Europe.
Muslims -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Handboeken (vorm)
Form Electronic book
Author Cesari, Jocelyne, editor
ISBN 0191756644 (ebook)
9780191756641 (ebook)
Other Titles European Islam