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Being German, Becoming Muslim Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe von Özyürek, Esra (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 23.11.2014
  • Verlag: Princeton University Press
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Being German, Becoming Muslim

Every year more and more Europeans, including Germans, are embracing Islam. It is estimated that there are now up to one hundred thousand German convertsa number similar to that in France and the United Kingdom. What stands out about recent conversions is that they take place at a time when Islam is increasingly seen as contrary to European values. Being German, Becoming Muslim explores how Germans come to Islam within this antagonistic climate, how they manage to balance their love for Islam with their societys fear of it, how they relate to immigrant Muslims, and how they shape debates about race, religion, and belonging in todays Europe. Esra zyrek looks at how mainstream society marginalizes converts and questions their national loyalties. In turn, converts try to disassociate themselves from migrants of Muslim-majority countries and promote a denationalized Islam untainted by Turkish or Arab traditions. Some German Muslims believe that once cleansed of these accretions, the Islam that surfaces fits in well with German values and lifestyle. Others even argue that being a German Muslim is wholly compatible with the older values of the German Enlightenment. Being German, Becoming Muslim provides a fresh window into the connections and tensions stemming from a growing religious phenomenon in Germany and beyond.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 23.11.2014
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781400852710
    Verlag: Princeton University Press
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