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The New Muslim Religious Brokers in European Cities and Politics of Muslim Citizenship

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Title: The New Muslim Religious Brokers in European Cities and Politics of Muslim Citizenship
Author: Pedziwiatr, Konrad
Belongs to series: COLLeGIUM: Studies across Disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences 11
ISSN: 1796-2986
ISBN: 978-952-10-7725-8
Abstract: On the basis of the research into active social citizenship amongst the new Muslim religious brokers in Brussels and London, this paper explores the transition from the politics of Muslim identity to the politics of Muslim citizenship, a major change in the public mobilisation of Islam in Belgium and Britain. It argues that this move has been closely linked with the development of civic consciousness among certain segments of the Muslim populations in Europe and the construction of a new type of identity – ‘Muslim civicness’ - which is characterised by strong support for the national projects, activism beyond Muslim symbolic boundaries, emphasis on the similar rights to other citizens and obligations vis-à-vis all the citizens regardless of their religious adherence.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/32363
Date: 2012
Copyright information: © 2012 author and volume editor

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