Everyday Life Practices of Muslims in Europe

Erkan Toguslu (Editor),

Series: Current Issues in Islam 3

Category: Diversity and Equity Studies, Migration Studies, Religion, Social Science

Language: English

ISBN: 9789462700321

Publication date: August 18, 2015

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Series: Current Issues in Islam 3

Category: Diversity and Equity Studies, Migration Studies, Religion, Social Science

Language: English

DOI: 10.11116/9789461661807

ISBN: 9789461661807

Publication date: August 18, 2015

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Muslims in Europe and the preservation of their religious-ethnic particularities. Everyday Life Practices of Muslims in Europe explores how Muslims give meaning to Islam on a day-to-day basis. The contributions look at concrete practices, identities, memories, and normalities in daily Muslim life and provide insights to the complexities of identities. They examine Muslims’ use of and construction of spaces, daily practices, forms of interaction, and modes of thinking in different areas, resulting in a thorough analysis and framework of Muslims’ day-to-day life through topical chapters on food, space, entertainment, marriage, and mosque, covering both extent of hybridity and preservation of religious-ethnic particularities.

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Contributors: Rachel Brown (Wilfrid Laurier University), Mohammed El-Bachouti (UPF), Valentina Fedele (Università della Calabria), Diletta Guidi (École Pratique des Hautes Études), Ossame Hegazy (Bauhaus, University, Weimar), Ajmal Hussain (Aston University), Jana Jevtic (Central European University), Elsa Mescoli (University of Liège), Wim Peumans (KU Leuven), Sumeyye Ulu Sameto?lu (EHESS), Leen Sterck,Thijl Sunier (VU University Amsterdam), Erkan To?u?lu (KU Leuven)

Introduction 1. Everyday Experiences, Moral Dilemmas and the Making of Muslim Life Worlds: Introductory Reflections Thijl Sunier
Part I: Consumption and Food Practices 2. Islamic Food Practices in a Migration Context: An Ethnography Among Moroccan Women in Milan (Italy) Elsa Mescoli 3. “Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you what you are.” The Literal Consumption of Identity for North African Muslims in Paris (France) Rachel Brown 4. Dietary Practices and the Bargaining of an Islamic Lifestyle Among Unorganized European Muslims: Some Reflections from French Diasporic Muslims Valentina Fedele 5. Politics of Consumption: Th e Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign and “Being” Muslim in Tower Hamlets Jana Jevtic
Part II: Individualization, Courtship and Leisure Practices 6. Individualization of Muslim Religious Practices: Contextual Creativity of Second-Generation Moroccans in Spain Mohammed El-Bachouti 7. The Self-Arranged Marriage: Modern Muslim Courtship Practices in the Netherlands Leen Sterckx 8. Sexual Subjectivities in a Transnational Social Field: The Family Visit Wim Peumans 9. Halalscapes: Leisure, Fun and Aesthetics Spaces Created by Young Muslim Women of the Gülen Movement in France and Germany Sümeyye Ulu Sametoğlu
Part III: Translocal Space and Artistic Expressions 10. Artistic Reactions to Contemporary Controversies Related to Islam Diletta Guidi 11. (Dis)locating Muslims in Britain Today Ajmal Hussain 12. Towards a German Mosque: Rethinking the Mosque’s Meaning in Germany by Applying Socio-Semiotics Ossama Hegazy
Conclusion 13. Muslims and Everyday Life Practices in Europe Erkan Toğuşlu
About the Authors

Erkan Toguslu

Erkan Toğuşlu is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at KU Leuven University, Gülen Chair for Intercultural Studies.

Over heel veel zaken doen moslims er het zwijgen toe. Er is bijvoorbeeld heel wat volksdevotie, maar dat is in feite verboden en dus .. bestaat het zogezegd niet. In Europa vieren ook veel moslims kerstmis onder invloed van het christendom, maar ook dat bestaat zogezegd niet. Diverse auteurs buigen zich over moslimgebruiken die onder invloed van de Europese context aan verandering onderhevig zijn. Buitenstaanders hebben het gevoel dat de moslimcultuur zich onwrikbaar oplegt aan de westerse cultuur, maar uit deze studie blijkt het tegendeel. Vele gebruiken (voedingspatronen, huwelijksgebruiken, seksualiteitsbeleving …) veranderen wel degelijk in een poging om te accultureren, maar onder invloed van de media die enkel de extremen in beeld brengt, geloven vele Westerlingen in een fundamentalistische en statische islam. Het is aan de andere kant wel een feit dat onder invloed van het fundamentalisme deze pogingen tot acculturatie onder druk komen te staan. De samenleving met de islam vormt dan ook een van de grootste uitdagingen van de toekomst in het Westen. (ES) ChristusRex.be

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