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Title Islam in the West : perceptions and reactions / edited by Abe W. Ata, Jan A. Ali
Edition First edition
Published New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2018


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  305.6970994 Ata/Iit  DUE 06-12-19
Description xi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction: understanding Islam-West relations and Muslim and non-Muslim mutual perceptions -- I. Perceptions and attitudes -- Attitudes of school-age Muslim Australians towards Australia: gender and religious discrepancies -- a national survey -- How mainstream Australian students perceive Muslims and Islam: a national survey -- Framing, branding, and explaining: a survey of perceptions of Islam and Muslims in the Canadian polls, government, and academia -- II. Inclusion and exclusion -- Integrated acculturation and contact strategies to improve Anglo-Muslim relations in Australia -- Australian Muslims as radicalized 'other' and their experiences of social exclusion -- Young Muslims' identity in Australia and the US: the focus on the 'Muslim question' -- Islam-West relations and the rise of Muslim radicalism and gloabl jihadism -- Engaging with Islam, engaging with society: the participation of Muslims in Dutch society -- III. Faith and identity -- 'Muslims in the modern sense': Kabyles negotiating religious identity in the Czech Republic -- Faith, identity, and ideology: experiences of Australian male converts to Islam -- Muslim communities in a Catholic country: the case of Italy
Summary This text focuses on the way Muslims and mainstream societies in the West, especially in America, Australia, and Europe, perceive each other. It focuses on the meaning of being a Muslim in a multicultural, multi-religious, and technologically developed world. The essays in the volume explore the socio-political, cultural, and historical differences between the two groups, Muslims and Western societies, while attempting to reconcile some of these differences in creative ways by initiating constructive dialogues between them. It also takes into account the tensions, challenges, and complexities between these communities across various contexts, including, schools, universities, media, government, private, and public institutions. This volume thus explores this interplay between perceptions and misperceptions by delving into the societal structures of Western host and immigrant communities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available as an e-book
Subject Muslims -- Australia -- Attitudes.
Muslims -- Western countries -- Attitudes.
Australians -- Attitudes.
Muslims -- Australia -- Ethnic identity.
Muslims -- Western countries -- Ethnic identity.
Author Ata, Ibrahim Wade, editor
Ali, Jan A., editor
LC no. 2018320499
ISBN 9780199487110 (hardcover)
0199487111 (hardcover)