1st Edition

Islam and Heritage in Europe
Pasts, Presents and Future Possibilities



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ISBN 9780367491499
April 25, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
280 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Islam and Heritage in Europe provides a critical investigation of the role of Islam in Europe’s heritage. Focusing on Islam, heritage, and Europe; it seeks to productively trouble all of these terms and to throw new light on the relationships between them in various urban, national and transnational contexts.

Bringing together international scholars from a range of disciplines, this volume examines heritage-making and Islam in the context of current happenings in Europe, as well as analysing past developments and future possibilities. Presenting work based on ethnographic, historical and archival research, chapters are concerned with questions of diversity, mobility, decolonisation, translocality, restitution, and belonging. By looking at diverse trajectories of people and things, this volume encompasses multiple perspectives on the relationship between Islam and heritage in Europe, including the ways in which it has played out and transformed against the backdrop of the ‘refugee crisis’ and other recent developments, such as debates on decolonising museums or the resurgence of nationalist sentiments.

Islam and Heritage in Europe discusses specific articulations of belonging and non-belonging, and the ways in which they create new avenues for re-thinking Islam and heritage in Europe. This ensures that the book will be of interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students engaged in the study of heritage, museums, Islam, Europe, anthropology, archaeology, and art history.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Hamid Dabashi

Heritage, Islam, Europe: Entanglements and Directions: An Introduction

Mirjam Shatanawi, Sharon Macdonald and Katarzyna Puzon

Part I. Embodied Heritage and Belonging

  1. From Postcoloniality to Decoloniality, From Heritage to Perpetuation: the Islamic at the Museum
  2. Wendy Shaw

  3. Cemetery Poetics: The Sonic Life of Cemeteries in Muslim Europe
  4. Peter McMurray

  5. Germans without Footnotes: Islam, Belonging and Poetry Slam in Berlin
  6. Katarzyna Puzon

  7. The Here and Now and the Hereafter: Engaging with Fragrant Realities in Muslim-minority Russia
  8. Jesko Schmoller

    Part II. The Nation-State and Identity Formations

  9. Reviving al-Andalus: Commemorating Spain’s Islamic Heritage in the Context of Democratic Transition
  10. Avi Astor

  11. Museum Islamania in France: Islamic Art as a Political and Social Scene
  12. Diletta Guidi

  13. The Materialities and Legalities of Forgetting: Dispossession and the Making of Turkey’s (Post-) Ottoman Heritage
  14. Banu Karaca

    Part III. Categories, Connections and Contemporary Challenges

  15. Museum Narratives of Islam between Art, Archaeology and Ethnology: A Structural Injustice Approach
  16. Mirjam Shatanawi

  17. Connecting the Ancient and the Modern Middle East in Museums and Public Space
  18. Mirjam Brusius

  19. Re-framing Islam? Potentials and Challenges of Participatory Initiatives in Museums and Heritage

Sharon Macdonald, Christine Gerbich, Rikke Gram, Katarzyna Puzon and Mirjam Shatanawi

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Editor(s)

Biography

Katarzyna Puzon is an anthropologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH), Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Sharon Macdonald is Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Social Anthropology in the Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, where she founded and directs CARMAH – the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage.

Mirjam Shatanawi is Research Fellow at the National Museum of World Cultures and Lecturer in Heritage Theory at the Reinwardt Academy in Amsterdam.