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ISBN-10: 0815635834
ISBN-13: 9780815635833
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 02/11/2019
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 9.20" W, 0.80" H

Political Muslims: Understanding Youth Resistance in a Global Context

Editor: Sadek Hamid

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Price: $39.95

Overview

In the last few decades, the media, academics, and the general public have put considerable focus on Muslim culture and politics around the world. Specifically, the rising population of young Muslims has generated concerns about religious radicalism, Islamism, and conflicts in multicultural societies. However, few studies have been devoted to how a new generation of Muslims is reshaping society in positive ways. In Political Muslims, Abbas and Hamid provide a new perspective on Muslim youth, presenting them as agents of creative social change and as active participants in cultural and community organizations where resistance leads to negotiated change.

In a series of case studies that cross the globe, contributors capture the experiences of being young and Muslim in ten countries–the United States, Canada, Britain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, and Indonesia. They examine urban youth from various socioeconomic backgrounds, addressing issues that range from hybrid identities and student activism to the strategic use of music and social media. With diverse disciplinary and methodological approaches, Political Muslims gives readers a nuanced and authentic understanding of the everyday social, economic, and political realities of young people.

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Political Muslims represents a significant work insofar as it provides an important and valuable alternative portrait of socially and politically engaged Muslim youth mobilizing their religious identity and particular interpretations of religion in ways that allow them to pursue political agendas.– "Peter Mandaville, professor of international affairs, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University"
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ISBN-10: 0815635834
ISBN-13: 9780815635833
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 02/11/2019
Dimensions: 9.00" L, 9.20" W, 0.80" H
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