About the Author
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments ix
1. Public Sphere beyond Religious-Secular Dichotomies 1
2. Secular Modernity in Question 31
3. Religious-Secular Frontiers: State, Public Sphere, and the Self 53
4. Web of Secular Power: Civilization, Space, and Sexuality 73
5. The Gendered Nature of the Public Sphere 103
6. Public Islam: New Visibilities and New Imaginaries 135
7. Public Culture, Art, and Islam: Turkish-Delight in Vienna 161
8. Europe's Trouble with Islam: What Future? 193
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"The secular is never neutral, but it has been deployed in particularly challenging ways in relation to Islam. Nilüfer Göle's discussion in Islam and Secularity takes up the shifting projects and stances that shape this relationship, especially in Turkey and France, but in ways that are of global significance."
"Nilüfer Göle's insistence on the 'interpenetration' of Muslim and European experience is a major contribution, offering incisive theoretical formulations. In explicating the mutual interactions and transformations that arise from the conflicts and anxieties that accompany the proximity of Islam within Europe, she comments in new and insightful ways about Muslim/European relations. Göle is a major thinker who deserves more prominence."