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Muslim Minorities and Social Cohesion

Cultural Fragmentation in the West, 1st Edition

Edited by Abe W. Ata


232 pages

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This bookexamines various attempts in the ‘West’ to manage cultural, linguistic, and religious diversity – focusing on Muslim minorities in predominantly non-Muslim societies.

An international panel of contributors chart evolving national identities and social values, assessing the way that both contemporary ‘Western’ societies and contemporary Muslim minorities view themselves and respond to the challenges of diversity. Drawing on themes and priority subjects from Islamic Culture within Euro-Asian, Australian, and American international research, they address multiple critical issues and discuss their implications for existing and future policy and practice in this area. These include subjects such as gender, the media, citizenship, and multiculturalism.

The insight provided by this wide-ranging book will be of great use to scholars of Religious Studies, Interreligious Dialogue and Islamic Studies, as well as Politics, Culture, and Migration.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Re-examining Social, cultural and religious cohesion in contemporary Western Societies Introduction

Abe W. Ata

Part I: Social Harmony, Nationalism, and Integration

Introductory Remarks

Abe W. Ata

1. On States, Commonwealths, and the ‘Clash of Civilisations

Greg Melleuish

2. Creating and sustaining multicultural societies in the ‘Anglosphere’

James Jupp

3. The return of Australian Values in the Australian Citizenship Test

Maria Chisari

4. The effect of Media on public perceptions of Muslims in the USA

Craig Anderson and Andreas Miles-Novelo

Part II: Education, Citizenship, and Cultural Diversity

Introductory Remarks

Abe W. Ata

5. Gender, Race, and Identity in the USA

Manijeh Danishpur

6. Education and National Identity in Australia: Issues, Options, and Implications

Andrew Jacubowicz

7. Teaching citizenship against conflicting Cross cultural priorities in the Australian primary curriculum: implications for social justice

Melinda Miller and Adele Amorsen

8. Britishness and British Values: The Diminution of Migrants’ Social Citizenship Rights

Clive Sealey

Part III: Civil liberties, Multiculturalism, and Marginalization

Introductory Remarks

Abe W. Ata

9. Diversity and Islam: The case of the Netherlands

Thijl Sunier

10. Multiculturalism under attack in Europe

Lucia-Mihaela Grosu-Rădulescu

11. History of Multiculturalism in Canada and Australia: its aim, successes, and challenges to national identity

Sev Ozdowski

12. Muslims as Second-Class Citizens in the West

Jan Ali

Part IV: Western Values, Muslim Migrants, and the Compatibility of Identity

Introductory Remarks

Abe W. Ata

13. Reinterpretation of citizenship and identity in Britain following Brexit

Susan Millns and Moira Dustin

14. Compatibility of Muslim and Australian identities, as viewed by non-Muslim Australian students: A National Survey

Abe W. Ata

15. Compatibility of Muslim and Australian identities, as viewed by Muslim Australian students: A National Survey

Abe W. Ata

16. Integration, identity and the community: the case of Germany and France

Claudia Postchnicescue

17. The integration puzzle: exploring the challenges and hindrances when fitting immigrants into the Swedish Labour market

Agneta Moulettes

18. How German non-Muslim university students in German universities see Islam and Muslims

Abe W. Ata and Klaus Baumann

About the Editor

Abe W. Ata is Adjunct Professor at Victoria University and Latrobe University, Australia, and Visiting Professor at Freiburg University, Germany. His publications span 124 journal articles and 18 books.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Religion

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Islam / General
RELIGION / Islam / Law
RELIGION / Religion, Politics & State
RELIGION / Religious Intolerance, Persecution & Conflict
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies