Muslim Community Organizations in the West

History, Developments and Future Perspectives

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Mario Peucker, Rauf Ceylan
Islam in der Gesellschaft
  • New York, NY: 
    Springer Publishing
    , April
     256 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


The book focusses on the historical emergence and contemporary challenges of Muslim community organizations and their struggle for recognition as ordinary voices in multiethnic and multi-religious civil societies of Western democracies. It offers a range of different perspectives on how Muslim communities position themselves and navigate the social and political landscape shaped by, on the one hand, normalization of ethno-religious diversity and, on the other, ongoing misrecognition and essentialisation of Muslims in the West. The contributions from internationally acclaimed scholars as well as emerging researchers from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland and Australia shine new light on both country-specific similarities and divergences. 

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Mario Peucker is postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing at Victoria University, Melbourne/Australia.Prof. Dr. Dr. Rauf Ceylan teaches Religious Studies at University Osnabrück/Germany.

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