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Islam in Europe Diversity, Identity and Influence

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ISBN-10: 0521677513

ISBN-13: 9780521677516

Edition: 2007

Authors: Effie Fokas, Aziz Al-Azmeh

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Events over recent years have increased the global interest in Islam. This volume seeks to combat generalisations about the Muslim presence in Europe by illuminating its diversity across Europe and offering a more realistic, highly differentiated picture. It contends with the monist concept of identity that suggests Islam is the shared and main definition of Muslims living in Europe. The contributors also explore the influence of the European Union on the Muslim communities within its borders, and examine how the EU is in turn affected by the Muslim presence in Europe. This book comes at a critical moment in the evolution of the place of Islam within Europe and will appeal to scholars,…    
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.94" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Billie Letts was born Billie Dean Gipson in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 30, 1938. She received a bachelor's degree in English and education from Southeast Missouri State University and a master's in behavioral studies from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She taught English in grade school before moving to the college level. Her last position was at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Her first novel, Where the Heart Is, was published in 1995. It received the 1996 Oklahoma Books Award, the Walker Percy Award, and was an Oprah Book Club selection. It was adapted into a movie starring Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd in 2000. Her other works included Shoot the Moon and The Honk and…    

List of figures
List of contributors
List of abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
Christians and Muslims: memory, amity and enmities
The question of Euro-Islam: restriction or opportunity?
Muslim identities in Europe: the snare of exceptionalism
From exile to diaspora: the development of transnational Islam in Europe
Bosnian Islam as 'European Islam': limits and shifts of a concept
Islam in the European Commission's system of regulation of religion
Development, discrimination and reverse discrimination: effects of EU integration and regional change on the Muslims of Southeast Europe
Breaching the infernal cycle? Turkey, the European Union and religion
Afterword
Index