Friday, February 14, 2014

New Multicultural Identities in Europe

New Multicultural Identities in Europe
Religion and Ethnicity in Secular Societies
Multiculturalism in present-day Europe
How to understand Europe’s post-migrant Islam on the one hand and indigenous, anti-Islamic movements on the other? What impact will religion have on the European secular world and its regulation? How do social and economic transitions on a transnational scale challenge ethnic and religious identifications?
These questions are at the very heart of the debate on multiculturalism in present-day Europe and are addressed by the authors in this book. Through the lens of post-migrant societies, manifestations of identity appear in pluralized, fragmented, and deterritorialized forms. This new European multiculturalism calls into question the nature of boundaries between various ethnic-religious groups, as well as the demarcation lines within ethnic-religious communities. Although the contributions in this volume focus on Islam, ample attention is also paid to Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism.

ERKAN TOĞUŞLU is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at KU Leuven Univer­sity, Gülen Chair for Intercultural Studies.
JOHAN LEMAN is Emeritus Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at KU Leuven and Chairholder of the Gülen Chair for Intercultural Studies.
İSMAIL MESUT SEZGIN is PhD researcher of the Institute for Spirituality, Religion and Public Life at Leeds Metropolitan University.

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