Muslims in the West : From Sojourners to Citizens / Edition 1

Muslims in the West : From Sojourners to Citizens / Edition 1

by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
     
 

Today, Muslims are the second largest religious group in much of Europe and North America. The essays in this collection look both at the impact of the growing Muslim population on Western societies, and how Muslims are adapting to life in the West. Part I looks at the Muslim diaspora in Europe, comprising essays on Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway,

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Today, Muslims are the second largest religious group in much of Europe and North America. The essays in this collection look both at the impact of the growing Muslim population on Western societies, and how Muslims are adapting to life in the West. Part I looks at the Muslim diaspora in Europe, comprising essays on Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, and the Netherlands. Part II turns to the Western Hemisphere and Muslims in the U.S. , Canada, and Mexico. Throughout, the authors contend with such questions as: Can Muslims retain their faith and identity and at the same time accept and function within the secular and pluralistic traditions of Europe and America? What are the limits of Western pluralism? Will Muslims come to be fully accepted as fellow citizens with equal rights? An excellent guide to the changing landscape of Islam, this volume is an indispensable introduction to the experiences of Muslims in the West, and the diverse responses of their adopted countries.

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ISBN-13:
2900195148069
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction3
1Islamophobia and Muslim Recognition in Britain19
2Islam in France: The Shaping of a Religious Minority36
3The Turks in Germany: From Sojourners to Citizens52
4Islam in Switzerland: Fragmented Accommodation in a Federal Country72
5Integration through Islam? Muslims in Norway88
6From "People's Home" to "Multiculturalism": Muslims in Sweden101
7Globalization in Reverse and the Challenge of Integration: Muslims in Denmark121
8Muslims in Italy131
9Islam in the Netherlands144
10Islam and Muslims in Europe: A Silent Revolution toward Rediscovery158
11Muslims in American Public Life169
12Representation of Islam in the Language of Law: Some Recent U.S. Cases187
13Interface between Community and State: U.S. Policy toward the Islamists205
14Multiple Identities in a Pluralistic World: Shi'ism in America218
15South Asian Leadership of American Muslims233
16Continental African Muslim Immigrants in the United States: A Historical and Sociological Perspective250
17Crescent Dawn in the Great White North: Muslim Participation in the Canadian Public Sphere262
18Mexican Muslims in the Twentieth Century: Challenging Stereotypes and Negotiating Space278
Bibliography293
Index311

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