Making European Muslims: Religious Socialization Among Young Muslims in Scandinavia and Western Europe

Making European Muslims: Religious Socialization Among Young Muslims in Scandinavia and Western Europe

by Mark Sedgwick
     
 

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Making European Muslims provides an in-depth examination of what it means to be a young Muslim in Europe today, where the assumptions, values and behavior of the family and those of the majority society do not always coincide. Focusing on the religious socialization of Muslim children at home, in semi-private Islamic spaces such as mosques and Quran schools,

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Making European Muslims provides an in-depth examination of what it means to be a young Muslim in Europe today, where the assumptions, values and behavior of the family and those of the majority society do not always coincide. Focusing on the religious socialization of Muslim children at home, in semi-private Islamic spaces such as mosques and Quran schools, and in public schools, the original contributions to this volume focus largely on countries in northern Europe, with a special emphasis on the Nordic region, primarily Denmark. Case studies demonstrate the ways that family life, public education, and government policy intersect in the lives of young Muslims and inform their developing religious beliefs and practices. Mark Sedgwick’s introduction provides a framework for theorizing Muslimness in the European context, arguing that Muslim children must navigate different and sometimes contradictory expectations and demands on their way to negotiating a European Muslim identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781138789500
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/11/2014
Series:
Routledge Studies in Religion Series
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Sedgwick is professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark.

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