Bringing together ten research based contributions, Muslims, Migration and Citizenship addresses questions about the changing experiences of Muslim communities, or specific groups within them, in various national and localised environments. Although not an exhaustive survey of the broad range of scholarly research in this evolving field, this book covers issues that are likely to be of some importance in the coming period. In particular, the contributors highlight the complexity of the experiences of Muslim communities in different national and cultural environments, and the evolution of both policy discourses and debates in civil society. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.
Introduction Martin Bulmer and John Solomos
1. Controversy, Islam and politics: an exploration of the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ affair through the eyes of British Muslim elites Chris Allen and Arshad Isakjee
2. Reluctant pluralists: European Muslims and essentialist identities Justin Gest
3. Freedom of religion, women’s agency and banning the face veil: the role of feminist beliefs in shaping women’s opinion Brenda O’Neill, Elisabeth Gidengil, Catherine Côté and Lisa Young
4. Balancing agency, gender and race: how do Muslim female teenagers in Quebec negotiate the social meanings embedded in the hijab? Paul Eid
5. White privilege in the lives of Muslim converts in Britain Leon Moosavi
6. A complex interplay between religion, gender and marginalization: Pakistani schoolgirls in Hong Kong Mingyue (Michelle) Gu
7. Radicalization and counter-radicalization at British universities: Muslim encounters and alternatives Katherine E. Brown and Tania Saeed
8. The ‘metropolis of dissent’: Muslim participation in Leicester and the ‘failure’ of multiculturalism in Britain Stephen H. Jones
9. Online Islamophobia and the politics of fear: manufacturing the green scare Mattias Ekman
10. Being Muslim and being Irish after 9/11: self-conceptions of place in Irish society Orla Lynch and Angela Veale
Race, ethnicity and nationalism are at the heart of many of the major social and political issues in the present global environment. New antagonisms have emerged which require a rethinking of traditional theoretical and empirical perspectives. The books in this series are based on special issues of Ethnic and Racial Studies, the leading journal for the analysis of these issues throughout the world. Expert authors and editors present interdisciplinary research and theoretical analysis, drawing on sociology, social policy, anthropology, political science, economics, geography, international relations, history, social psychology and cultural studies.