This volume brings together scholarship from two different, and until now, largely separate literatures—the study of the children of immigrants and the study of Muslim minority communities—in order to explore the changing nature of ethnic identity, religious practice, and citizenship in the contemporary western world. With attention to the similarities and differences between the European and American experiences of growing up Muslim, the contributing authors ask what it means for young people to be both Muslim and American or European, how they reconcile these, at times, conflicting identities, how they reconcile the religious and gendered cultural norms of their immigrant families with the more liberal ideals of the western societies that they live in, and how they deal with these issues through mobilization and political incorporation.
A transatlantic research effort that brings together work from the tradition in diaspora studies with research on the second generation, to examine social, cultural, and political dimensions of the second-generation Muslim experience in Europe and the United States, this book will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in migration, diaspora, race and ethnicity, religion and integration.
Series Editor’s Preface
Introduction: Second-Generation Muslims in Europe and the United States (Mehdi Bozorgmehr and Philip Kasinitz)
Part I: Comparing Contexts
1. Being Muslim in the United States and Western Europe: Why is it Different? (Nancy Foner and Richard Alba)
2. Resilient Islam meets a Resistant Mainstream: Persistent "Barriers" in Public Attitudes over Religious Rights for Muslims in European Countries (Paul Statham)
3. Religious Identities and Civic Integration: Second-Generation Muslims in European Cities (Karen Phalet, Fenella Fleischmann and Marc Swyngedouw)
4. The Integration Paradox: Second-Generation Muslims in the United States (Mehdi Bozorgmehr and Eric Ketcham)
Part II: Inclusion and Belonging
5. The Politics of Inclusion: American Muslims and the Price of Citizenship (Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad)
6. The Politics of Belonging: Religiosity and Identification among Second-Generation Moroccan Dutch (Marieke Slootman and Jan Willem Duyvendak)
Part III: Education and Integration
7. Muslim Integration in the United States and England: The Role of the Islamic Schools (Jen'nan Ghazal Read and Serena Hussain)
8. Transnational Schooling among Children of Immigrants in Norway: The Significance of Islam (Liza Reisel, Anja Bredal and Hilde Lidén)
Part IV: Reconstructed and Misconstructed Identities
9. Second-Generation Muslim American Advocates and Strategic Racial Identity (Erik Love)
10. Second-Generation Muslims and the Making of British Shi’ism (Kathryn Spellman Poots)
11. Imagining the "Muslim Terrorist": Media Narratives of the Boston Marathon Bombers (Nazli Kibria, Saher Selod and Tobias Henry Watson)
List of Contributors
Series now in its 20th year
Studies in Migration and Diaspora is a series designed to showcase the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of research in this important field. Volumes in the series cover local, national and global issues and engage with both historical and contemporary events. The books will appeal to scholars, students and all those engaged in the study of migration and diaspora. Amongst the topics covered are minority ethnic relations, transnational movements and the cultural, social and political implications of moving from 'over there', to 'over here'.
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