Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity

Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity

by Akbar Ahmed

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815727583
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 676,230
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author


Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C., and the former Pakistani high commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland. He has been called “the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam” by the BBC. Among his previous books are Journey into Islam, Journey into America, and The Thistle and the Drone, all published by Brookings. He is also a published poet and playwright.

Table of Contents


Part I: EUROPEAN DIALECTIC
1 Europe: “Turbulent and Mighty” or “Haggard and Barren”?
2 Primordial Tribal Identity in Europe
3 Pluralist Identity in Europe

Part II: ISLAM IN EUROPE
4 Imperialism and Immigrants: The Ghosts of the Past
5 Indigenous Muslims: “We are Europeans”
6 Muslim Converts: Seeking God in an Age of Secularism

Part III: LESSONS FROM EUROPE
7 Judaism and Islam in the Context of European Primordial Identity
8 Terrorism, Asylum-Seekers, Immigrants, ISIS and Islamophobia in the Context of Primordial Identity
9 Europe at the Crossroads: Monsters, Modernity, and the Search for Convivencia

Appendix
Notes
Index

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