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Mohammed Hashas’s book points to ways to break away from essentialized and inverted perceptions of Islam and Muslims by focusing on the original thinking of European Muslim thinkers who are providing new theological responses to address the specifics of European Muslims, therefore taking a much needed distance from Middle Eastern and/or salafi religious discourses. His work discusses the specificity of European Islamic thinking and emphasizes the importance of considering it as seriously as we consider thinkers in the Middle East or Asia.
Jocelyne Cesari, Georgetown University and University of Birmingham
In this meticulous and frequently brilliant study of the ideas, practices and precedents of European Islam, Mohammed Hashas illuminates and engages intellectual landscapes at the intersection of geography, theology, philosophy and politics. This book deserves a wide readership. After the dust settles, and it always does, The Idea of European Islam will remain on bookshelves and syllabi for years to come.
Jonathan Laurence, Professor of Political Science, Boston College
In a serious effort to capture the contours and details of European Islam, Mohammed Hashas provides an engaging account of several Muslim thinkers in Europe. He provides a theory to discuss the content of Muslim moral philosophy, theology and politics in conversation with leading thinkers based in Europe and those outside the continent in a search for solutions. Provocative as well as engaging. Anyone interested in one of the most important questions regarding the future of Europe in an age of migration and technological acceleration will find this to be an important book.
Ebrahim Moosa, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Notre Dame, USA.
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By Jennifer Selby, Amelie Barras and Lori G. Beaman
Problems – of integration, failed political participation, and requests for various kinds of accommodation – seem to dominate the research on minority Muslims in Western nations.Beyond Accommodation offers a different perspective, showing how Muslim Canadians successfully navigate and negotiate their religiosity. The authors critique the model of reasonable accommodation, suggesting that it disempowers religious minorities by implicitly privileging Christianity and by placing the onus on minorities to make formal requests for accommodation. Through interviews, Muslim Canadians show that informal negotiation takes place all the time; scholars, however, have not been paying attention. This book proposes an alternative picture of how religious difference is woven into the fabric of Canadian society.
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By Philip Lewis, Sadek Hamid
Foreword by Baroness Warsi
Edinburgh University Press: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-british-muslims.html
Explores how a new generation are redefining what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today.
A new generation of Muslims – activists, academics, religious scholars and professionals – are drawing on contemporary reformist thinking emerging from outside their parents’ or grandparents’ tradition and are using this to inform their activism. This positive new thinking is traced as it impacts and shapes the burgeoning field of Muslim women’s activism, the formation of religious leaders, what is to count as ‘Muslim politics’, the dynamics of de-radicalisation and what has been dubbed the ‘New Muslim Cool’ in music, fashion and culture.
A collaboration between two academics, one Muslim and one not, the book gives a distinctive take on understanding Islam and Muslims in Britain today.
- CHAPTER 1: Muslims in Britain: A Changing Landscape
- CHAPTER 2: The Islamic Seminary: Between Crisis and Renewal
- CHAPTER 3: Engaging Democracy and Debating Islam
- CHAPTER 4: Radicals, Extremists and Terrorists: Contextualising the Challenge of Radicalisation
- CHAPTER 5: Creating Culture: Emergence of the New “Muslim Cool”
- An Annotated Bibliography
Editors: Veronique Altglas and Matthew Wood.
The contributors to Bringing Back the Social into the Sociology of Religion explore how ‘bringing the social back into the sociology of religion’ makes possible a more adequate sociological understanding of such topics as power, emotions, the self, or ethnic relations in religious life. In particular, they do so by engaging with social theories and addressing issues of epistemology and scientific reflexivity. The chapters of this book cover a range of different religious traditions and regions of the world such as Sufism in Pakistan; the Kabbalah Centre in Europe, Brazil and Israel; African Christian missions in Europe; and Evangelical Christianity in France and Oceania. They are based upon original empirical research, making use of a range of methods – quantitative, ethnographic and documentary.
- Introduction: An Epistemology for the Sociology of Religion Véronique Altglas and Matthew Wood
- Protestant Churches and Same-Sex Marriage in France: “Theological” Criteria and Sociological Approaches Gwendoline Malogne-Fer
- Deconstructing Archer’s (Un)Critical Realism Peter Doak
- Spirituality and Discipline: Not a Contradiction in Terms Véronique Altglas
- Congregational Studies, Worship and Region Behaviour Matthew Wood
- Unmasking the Relations of Power within the Religious Field Christophe Monnot
- An Affective (U-)Turn in the Sociology of Religion? Religious Emotions and Native Narratives Yannick Fer
- “Reverse Mission”: A Critical Approach for a Problematic Subject Eric Morier-Genoud
- “We are Peace-Loving People.” Sufism, Orientalist Constructions of Islam and Radicalization Alix Philippon
by Philip Lewis and Sadek Hamid
Some of you maybe interested in our new co-authored book British Muslims: New Directions in Islamic Thought, Creativity and Activism. The text explores how a new generation of academics, artists and activists are redefining what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today –in particular the role of women in shaping new developments in religious scholarship, political leadership and community development.
Written in an accessible style with a foreword by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and annotated bibliography, it will be a key text for researchers of Islam in Britain/Europe, public sector professionals, policymakers and the media.
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‘From generation Jihad to generation M, this book attempts to get inside the minds and lives of young British Muslims to provide a complex and nuanced picture dispelling the one-dimensional simplistic narrative we are more accustomed to.’
- Sayeeda Warsi, the Right Honourable The Baroness Warsi
‘A timely antidote to the, arguably, twisted characterisation and popular perception of British Muslims in circulation.’
- Professor Humayn Ansari, Royal Holloway
American Jewish Year Book 2017
The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities
Series: American Jewish Year Book, Vol. 117
Dashefsky, Arnold, Sheskin, Ira M. (Eds.)
The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 117th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. The first chapter of Part I is an examination of how American Jews fit into the US religious landscape, based on Pew Research Center studies. The second chapter examines intermarriage. Chapters on “The Domestic Arena” and “The International Arena” analyze the year’s events as they affect American Jewish communal and political affairs. Three chapters analyze the demography and geography of the US, Canada, and world Jewish populations. Part II provides lists of Jewish institutions, including federations, community centers, social service agencies, national organizations, synagogues, Hillels, day schools, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. The final chapters present national and local Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; academic resources, including Jewish Studies programs, books, journals, articles, websites, and research libraries; and lists of major events in the past year, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.
Springer Publishing co-sponsors the ISA RC-22 (Sociology of Religion) Varga Prize for New Generation Scholars