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Islamic Youth Culture in Western Europe
Zur Politisierung der Islamforschung in Europa
Islamische Bildung in den Institutionen Aserbaidschans
Mediating Orientalism in Contemporary Arab American Life Writing

Muslim Saints and Modernity | 7 Introduction Muslim Saints and Modernity Georg Stauth I. Theory and Islamic sainthood The common theme linking the papers in this fifth volume of the Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam concerns the sources and continuities of the “sacred” in various areas of modern local Islam. Indeed, the saint veneration in contempo- rary Islam is related to various local – and, in the case of increasing significance, global – dimensions of the modern re-construction of the “social”. More spe- cifically, the invocations of traditions

Fun and Faith, Music and Muslimness Dynamics of Identity of Dutch-Moroccan youth Miriam Gazzah Introduction: The religious and the popular In the last decade or so the place and meaning of religion in Dutch society have become increasingly scrutinized. Due to 9/11, the rise of global (Islamic) terrorism, the murder of Dutch movie-maker and writer Theo van Gogh (2004), the ongoing unrest in the Arab world in the past decade and the recent Arab Spring, Islam in particular has been a centre of political and media debate. In the Netherlands

Heterotopic Spaces and the Politics of Destabilisation
Series: Lettre

191 Hamed Abdel-Samad ALIENATION AND RADICALIZATION: YOUNG MUSLIMS IN GERMANY “I want to call myself ‘a Muslim’ whenever I want, but I do not want to be called ‘a Muslim’ by ‘the others’ whenever they want. It is like when you call yourself ‘a farmer’: you mean that you are reliable, steadfast, and generous. But when others call you a farmer, they might have rather negative connotations, like being dirty and uncivilized.” (Algerian, 32 years old) These are the words of an Arabic student whom I interviewed in 2002 in Augsburg, Germany. He did not

3. The Framed Arab/Muslim: Mediated Orientalism When Said established the bridge between Orientalism as literary creation and the impact of the media in Covering Islam, there was not yet much of an empirical basis to support his claim. Instead, he trusted the “hermeneutically trained mind” to think critically and act against labels like Arab and Muslim (Said, Covering Islam 165). Any contemporary analysis which seeks to investigate the impact of mediated Orientalism on the real world needs to start with a detailed status-quo analysis of what this

Muslim women’ marking debates on Islam AMÉLIE BARRAS The body of the Oriental woman, a body that must be consistently unveiled and modernized, confirms the Western subject as a person of knowledge and reason. (Razack 2008b: 109) Perhaps the conversation we should be having, in this ‘post-feminist’ era, is about the resilience of patriarchy, about the global oppression of women in all of the forms that it takes. Although we would like to imagine that our ‘culture’ does not support this ‘sort of thing’, the statisti- cal data as well as the