Islam in the West: Key Issues in Multiculturalism

Hardcover | August 7, 2012

EditorMax Farrar, Simon Robinson, Yasmin Valli

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This book contributes to understanding of the contemporary relationship between Muslims and the Western societies in which they live, focusing particularly on the UK. Chapters reflect on the nature of multiculturalism, as well as a wide range of specific aspects of daily life, including religious dialogue, gender, freedom of speech and politics.

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This book contributes to understanding of the contemporary relationship between Muslims and the Western societies in which they live, focusing particularly on the UK. Chapters reflect on the nature of multiculturalism, as well as a wide range of specific aspects of daily life, including religious dialogue, gender, freedom of speech and...

MAX FARRAR Sociologist at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. He is Professor for Community Engagement, Community Partnerships and Volunteering, and heads the University's Community Partnerships and Volunteering office. His research concentrates on the social, economic, cultural and political issues that have arisen in the neighbourhoo...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.95 × 5.71 × 0.96 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword; I.I.Mogra
Introduction - 'Islam', 'the West' and 'Multiculturalism'; P.Wetherly, S.Robinson, Y.Valli &M.Farrar
Multiculturalism in the UK – a Contested Discourse; M.Farrar
Multiculturalism: Commonality, Diversity and Psychological Integration; T.Ramadan
Freedom of Expression, Multiculturalism, and the 'Danish Cartoons'; P.Wetherly
Pope Benedict XVI's Regensburg Lecture: a Flashpoint in Christian-Muslim Relations; I.Markham
Secularism and the Accommodation of Religious Law: Reflections on Rowan Williams's Lecture; S.Robinson& P.Wetherly
The Role of Muslim Womenin Britainin relation to the Government's 'Prevent Agenda'; Z.R.Ahmed
Veiled Interventions in Pure Space: Honour, Shame and Embodied Struggles among Muslims in Britain and France; P.Werbner
Sexuality Politics in Islam; A.N.Pilgrim
Deconstructing the Debate around Sport and the 'Question' of 'Muslim Minorities' in the West; M.Amara& I.Henry
Islam, Responsibility and Business; S.Robinson
Towards a Shared Future?: Opportunity and Denial in Bradford's Experience of Ethnic and Religious Change; A.Carling
From Madrassa to Mainstream - The Role of the Madrassa in Shaping the Core Islamic Values and Practice Amongst Young British Muslims; Y.Valli
The Construction of Criminality and Disorder among British Muslim Young People; C.Webster
Islamism and Terror: A Western Way of Doing Politics; M.Farrar


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"One of the things that makes this collection invaluable is that the contributors' expertise includes social science, ethics, theology and philosophy, and this multidisciplinarity enriches their approaches and the perspective of their articles. The overall purpose of Islam in the West can be summarised as exploring a deeper understanding of cultural diversity and mutual sensibilities, discussing the potential conflict points and triggers, and seeking platforms for positive and meaningful engagement." - Erdem Dikici, University of Bristol, Network (The Magazine of the British Sociological Association) "The book includes a range of contributors with particular areas of expertise from both Muslim and non-Muslim backgrounds.Their essays speak to current social and political concerns related to Muslims in western societies that transcend their immediate location and will be of considerable interest to a wide readership." - Journal of Church and State