In recent decades, the number of Muslims in the West has increased rapidly, and interesting transformations of Islam have taken place—to some extent with repercussions in Islamic or predominantly Muslim countries in Asia and Africa. This new four-volume Major Work collection from Routledge helps to make sense of the burgeoning scholarship in this area.
Volume I (‘Regions and History’) includes studies on the historical development of Islam, as well as key work on the current situation in various regions and countries. Volume II focuses on religion and culture, while Volume III (‘Social and Economic Issues’) assembles vital materials on topics such as gender, family structures, class, poverty, and health. The final volume in the collection (‘Politics and Law’) gathers the best work on, among other things, Muslim involvement in political life; Muslim presence in the public sphere; the media coverage of Islam; and issues of integration and so-called ‘Islamophobia’. Legal issues covered include laws on freedom of religion, minority rights, separate legislation, and debates about veils and halal slaughter.
With a full index, together with comprehensive introductions newly written by the editors, which place the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Islam in the West is an essential new addition to Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies series.
Volume I: Regions and History
1. John L. Esposito, ‘The Muslim Diaspora and the Islamic World’, in Shireen T. Hunter (ed.), Islam, Europe’s Second Religion: The New Social, Cultural, and Political Landscape (Praeger, 2002), pp. 245–55.
2. Jorgen Nielsen, ‘The Question of Euro-Islam: Restriction or Opportunity?’, in Aziz Al-Azmeh and Effie Fokas (eds.), Islam in Europe: Diversity, Identity and Influence (Cambridge University Press, 2007), pp. 35–47.
3. Jocelyn Cesari, ‘Islam as Stigma’, When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and the United States (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), pp. 21–42.
4. Ira M. Lapidus, ‘Spanish-Islamic Civilization’, A History of Islamic Societies (Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 309–19.
5. Maria A. Roggero, ‘Muslims in Italy’, in Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad (ed.), Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens (Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 131–43.
6. Brian Silverstein, ‘Islam and Modernity in Turkey: Power, Tradition and Historicity in the European Provinces of the Muslim World’, Anthropological Quarterly, 2003, 76, 3, 497–517.
7. Valérie Amiraux, ‘Breaching the Internal Cycle? Turkey, the European Union and Religion’, in Aziz Al-Azmeh and Effie Fokas (eds.), Islam in Europe: Diversity, Identity and Influence (Cambridge University Press, 2007), pp. 183–207.
8. Alexandre Bennigsen and Enders S. Wimbush, ‘The Spread of Islam and Russian Expansion’, Muslims of the Soviet Empire: A Guide (C. Hurst, 1985), pp. 5–23.
9. Timothy Heleniak, ‘Regional Distribution of the Muslim Population of Russia’, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 2006, 47, 4, 426–48.
10. Hugh Poulton, ‘The Muslim Experience in the Balkan States: 1919–1991’, Nationalities Papers, 2000, 28, 1, 45–66.
Central and Western Europe
11. Jocelyne Cesari, ‘Islam in France: The Shaping of a Religious Minority’, in Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad (ed.), Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens (Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 36–51.
12. Nico Landman, ‘Islam in the Benelux Countries’, in Shireen T Hunter (ed.), Islam, Europe’s Second Religion: The New Social, Cultural, and Political Landscape (Praeger, 2002), pp. 97–120.
13. Andreas Goldberg, ‘Islam in Germany’, in Shireen T . Hunter (ed.), Islam, Europe’s Second Religion: The New Social, Cultural and Political Landscape (Praeger, 2002), pp. 29–50.
14. Hisham Hellyer, ‘British Muslims: Past, Present and Future’, The Muslim World, 2007, 97, 2, 225–58.
15. Ingvar Svanberg, ‘The Nordic Countries’, in David Westerlund and Ingvar Svanberg (eds.), Islam Outside the Arab World (Curzon, 1999), pp. 379–401.
16. Michael A. Gomez, Muslims in Early America’, The Journal of Southern History, 1994, 60, 4, 671–710.
17. Mattias Gardell, ‘North America’, in David Westerlund and Ingvar Svanberg (eds.), Islam Outside the Arab World (Curzon, 1999), pp. 420–42.
18. Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp, ‘Mexican Muslims in the Twentieth Century: Challenging Stereotypes and Negotiating Space’, in Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad (ed.), Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens (Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 278–93.
Volume II: religion and culture
19. Thomas McElwain, ‘Ritual Change in a Turkish Alevi Village’, in Tore Ahlback (ed.), The Problem of Ritual: Based on Papers Read at the Symposium on Religious Rites Held at Abo, Finland, on the 13th–16th of August 1991 (Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History, 1993), pp. 131–51.
20. Tayba Hassan al Khalifa Sharif, ‘Sacred Narratives Linking Iraqi Shiite Women Across Time and Space’, in Miriam Cooke and Bruce B. Lawrence (eds.), Muslim Networks: From Hajj to Hip Hop (University of North Carolina Press, 2005), pp. 132–54.
21. Ian G. Williams, ‘Relics and "Baraka": Devotion to the Prophet Muhammad among Sufis in Nottingham’, in Elisabeth Arweck and Peter Collins (eds.), Reading Religion in Text and Context: Reflections of Faith and Practice in Religious Materials (Ashgate, 2006), pp. 65–82.
Islamic Thought and Spirituality
22. Birgitte Schepelern Johansen, ‘Legitimizing Islamic Theology at European Universities’, in B. Drees and Pieter S. van Koningsveld (eds.), The Study of Religion and the Training of Muslim Clergy in Europe: Academic and Religious Freedom in the 21st Century (Leiden University Press, 2008), pp. 445–67.
23. Adis Duderija, ‘The Interpretational Implications of Progressive Muslims’ Qur’an and Sunna Manhaj in Relations to their Formulation of a Normative Muslima Construct’, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, 2008, 19, 411–29.
24. Leif Stenberg, ‘Islam, Knowledge, and "the West": The Making of a Global Islam’, in Birgit Schaebler and Leif Stenberg (eds.), Globalization and the Muslim World: Culture, Religion, and Modernity (Syracuse University Press, 2004), pp. 93–110.
25. Marcia Hermansen, ‘What’s American about American Sufi Movements’, in David Westerlund (ed.), Sufism in Europe and North America (RoutledgeCurzon, 2004), pp. 36–63.
26. Julie Anne Taylor, ‘Muslim-Christian Relations in Medieval Southern Italy’, The Muslim World, 2007, 97, 2, 190–9.
27. Willy Jansen and Meike Kuhl, ‘Shared Symbols: Muslims, Marian Pilgrimages and Gender’, European Journal of Women’s Studies, 2008, 15, 3, 295–311.
28. Oddbjorn Leirvik, ‘Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations in Norway: Popular Realities, Political and Religious Responses, Interfaith Cooperation’, Islamochristiana, 2003, 29, 121–40.
29. Mary Elizabeth Perry, ‘Between Muslim and Christian Worlds: Moriscas and Identity in Early Modern Spain’, The Muslim World, 2005, 95, 2, 177–98.
30. Thomas Gerholm, ‘Three European Intellectuals as Converts to Islam: Cultural Mediators or Social Critics’, in Thomas Gerholm and Yngve Georg Lithman (eds.), The New Islamic Presence in Western Europe (Mansell, 1988), pp. 263–77.
31. Karin van Nieuwkerk, ‘Biography and Choice: Female Converts to Islam in the Netherlands’, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, 2008, 19, 4, 431–47.
32. Jocelyn Cesari, ‘The Secularization of Individual Religious Practice’, When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and the United States (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), pp. 43–63, 225–8.
33. Birol Yesilada, ‘Islam and the Turkish Cypriots’, Social Compass, 2009, 56, 1, 46–59.
Literature, Art, and Music
34. Robert Hildebrand, ‘"The Ornament of the World": Medieval Cordoba as a Cultural Centre’, in Salma Khadra Jayyusi (ed.), The Legacy of Muslim Spain, Vol. 1 (Brill, 1992), pp. 112–35.
35. Marcia Hermansen, ‘Literary Productions of Western Sufi Movements’, in Jamal Malik and John Hinnells (eds.), Sufism in the West (Routledge, 2006), pp. 28–48.
36. Judith Ernst, ‘The Problem of Islamic Art’, in Miriam Cooke and Bruce B. Lawrence (eds.), Muslims Networks: From Hajj to Hip Hop (University of the North Carolina Press, 2005), pp. 107–31.
37. John Baily, ‘Music is in Our Blood: Gujarati Muslim Musicians in the UK’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2006, 32, 2, 257–70.
38. Suad Abdul Khabeer, ‘Rep that Islam: The Rhyme and Reason of American Islamic Hip Hop’, The Muslim World, 2007, 97, 1, 125–41.
Volume III: Social and Economic Issues
Nationality and Ethnic Plurality
39. Galina M. Yemelianova, ‘Kinship, Ethnicity and Religion in Post-Communist Societies: Russia’s Autonomous Republic of Kabardino-Balkariya’, Ethnicities, 2005, 5, 1, 51–82.
40. Catharina Raudvere, ‘Between Home and Home: Conceptions of Sufi Heritage in Bosnia-Herzegovina and in Swedish Bosniak Diaspora’, in Catharina Raudvere and Leif Stenberg (eds.), Sufism Today: Heritage and Tradition in the Global Community (I. B. Tauris, 2009), pp. 49–64.
41. Garbi Schmidt, ‘The Transnational Umma: Myth or Reality? Examples from the Western Diasporas’, The Muslim World, 2005, 95, 4, 575–86.
Gender and Sexuality
42. Jeanette S. Jouili and Schirin Amir-Moazami, ‘Knowledge, Empowerment and Religious Authority among Pious Muslim Women in France and Germany’, The Muslim World, 2006, 96, 4, 617–42.
43. Gema Martin-Munoz and Ana Lopez-Sala, ‘Migration and the Religiosity of Muslim Women in Spain’, in Jocelyne Cesari and Sean McLoughlin (eds.), European Muslims and the Secular State (Ashgate, 2005), pp. 129–42.
44. Lena Gerholm, ‘Overcoming Temptation: On Masculinity and Sexuality among Muslims in Stockholm’, Global Networks, 2003, 3, 3, 401–16.
45. Tarik Bereket and Barry D. Adam, ‘Navigating Islam and Same Sex Liaisons among Men in Turkey’, Journal of Homosexuality, 2008, 55, 2, 204–22.
46. Christiane Timmerman, ‘Gender Dynamics in the Context of Turkish Marriage Migration: The Case of Belgium’, Turkish Studies, 2006, 7, 1, 125–43.
47. Sissel Ostberg, ‘Islamic Nurture and Identity Management: The Lifeworld of Pakistani Children in Norway’, British Journal of Religious Education, 2000, 22, 2, 91–103.
48. Fait Muedini, ‘Muslim American College Youth: Attitudes and Responses Five Years After 9/11’, The Muslim World, 2009, 99, 1, 39–59.
49. Isik A. Aytac, ‘Intergenerational Living Arrangements in Turkey’, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 1998, 13, 3, 241–64.
50. Holger Daun and Reza Arjmand, ‘Education in Europe and Muslim Demands for Competitive and Moral Education’, International Review of Education, 2005, 51, 5–6, 403–26.
51. Beate Collet, ‘Muslim Headscarves in Four Nation-States and Schools’, in Werner Schiffauer et al. (eds.), Civil Enculturation: Nation-State, Schools and Ethnic Difference in Four European Countries (Berghahn, 2004), pp. 119–44.
52. Bekim Agai, ‘Islam and Education in Secular Turkey: State Policies and the Emergence of the Fethullah Gulen Group’, in Robert W. Hefner and Muhammad Qasim Zaman (eds.), Schooling Islam: The Culture and Politics of Modern Muslim Education (Princeton University Press, 2007), pp. 149–71.
Business, Finance, and Labour
53. Brigitte Marechal, ‘The Economic Dimension’, in Brigitte Marechal et al. (eds.), Muslims in the Enlarged Europe: Religion and Society (Brill, 2003), pp. 415–42.
54. Yusuf Karbhari, Kamal Naser, and Zerrin Shahin, ‘Problems and Challenges Facing the Islamic Banking System in the West: The Case of the UK’, Thunderbird International Business Review, 2004, 46, 5, 521–43.
55. William Safran, ‘Islamization in Western Europe: Political Consequences and Historical Parallels’, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1986, 485, 1, 98–112.
56. Nora Ahlberg, ‘Muslim Clients in Health Care and Social Service in Scandinavia’, in W. A. R. Shadid and Pieter S. van Koningsveld (eds.), Intercultural Relations and Religious Authorities: Muslims in the European Union (Peeters, 2002), pp. 67–86.
57. Robert Snape and Phil Binks, ‘Rethinking Sport: Physical Activity and Healthy Living in British South Asian Muslim Communities’, Managing Leisure, 2008, 13, 1, 23–35.
Volume IV: Politics and Law
State and Religion
58. Silvio Ferrari, ‘The Legal Dimension’, in Brigitte Marechal et al., Muslims in the Enlarged Europe: Religion and Society (Brill, 2003), pp. 219–52.
59. Saba Mahmoud, ‘Secularism, Hermeneutics, and Empire: The Politics of Islamic Reformation’, Public Culture, 2006, 18, 2, 323–47.
60. Omer Turan, ‘The Turkish Diyanet Foundation’, The Muslim World, 2008, 98, 2–3, 370–84.
61. Talal Asad, ‘Trying to Understand French Secularism’, in Hent de Vries and Lawrence E. Sullivan (eds.), Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World (Fordham University Press, 2006), pp. 494–526.
62. Ron Geaves, ‘Who Defines Moderate Islam Post-September 11’, in Ron Geaves et al. (eds.), Islam and the West Post 9/11 (Ashgate, 2004), pp. 62–74.
63. Juliane Hammer, ‘Identity, Authority, and Activism: American Muslim Women Approach the Qur’an’, The Muslim World, 2008, 98, 4, 443–64.
64. Felice Dassetto, ‘After September 11th: Radical Islamic Politics and European Islam’, in Brigitte Marechal et al. (eds.), Muslims in the Enlarged Europe (Brill, 2003), pp. 489–530.
Perceptions of Islam
65. Ibrahim Kalin, ‘Roots of Misconception: Euro-American Perceptions of Islam Before and After September 11’, in Joseph E. B. Lumbard (ed.), Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition (World Wisdom, 2004), pp. 143–87.
66. David Nirenberg, ‘Islam and the West: Two Dialectical Fantasies’, Journal of Religion in Europe, 2008, 1, 1, 3–33.
67. Zan Strabac and Ola Listhaug, ‘Anti-Muslim Prejudice in Europe: A Multilevel Analysis of Survey Data from 30 Countries’, Social Science Research, 2008, 37, 1, 268–86.
68. Goran Larsson, ‘Cyber-Islamophobia? The Case of WikiIslam’, Contemporary Islam, 2007, 1, 1, 53–67.
69. Matt Carr, ‘You Are Now Entering Eurabia’, Race & Class, 2006, 48, 1, 1–22.
70. Peter Skerry, ‘Political Islam in the United States and Europe’, in Dick Clark (ed.), Political Islam: Challenges for U.S. Policy (Aspen Institute Congressional Program, 2003), pp. 39–43.
71. W. Shadid and P. S. van Koningsveld, ‘Religious Authorities of Muslims in the West: Their Views on Political Participation’, Intercultural Relations and Religious Authorities: Muslims in the European Union (Peeters, 2002), pp. 149–70.
72. Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo, ‘The Fiqh Councilor in North America’, in Yvonne Yazbek Haddad and John L. Esposito (eds.), Muslims on the Americanization Path (Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 65–86.
73. Saminaz Zaman, ‘From Imam to Cyber-Mufti: Consuming Identity in Muslim America’, The Muslim World, 2008, 98, 4, 465–74.
74. Marie-Claire Foblets, ‘Family Disputes Involving Muslim Women in Contemporary Europe: Immigrant Women Caught between Islamic Family Law and Women’s Rights’, Religious Fundamentalisms and the Human Rights of Women in Contemporary Europe (St Martin’s Press, 1999), pp. 167–81.
75. Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, ‘New Challenges for Islamic Ritual Slaughter: A European Perspective’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2007, 33, 6, 965–80.