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Originally published as volume seven of the Muslim Minorities series,Islam and Muslims in Germany explores the diverse topic with contributors from wide-ranging fields including geography, sociology,religious studies, law, literature, and history. Al-Hamarneh (human geography, U. of Mainz, Germany) and Thielman (managing director,Kompetenzzentrum Orient-Okzident Mainz KOOM, U. of Mainz, Germnay) section the book into seven parts: framing of Muslim life worlds(Lebenswelten), Islam and social practice, communities and identities, culture, media, gender, and economies. Each sectioncontains multiple chapters from 25 contributors, the majority of whom are based in Germany. This a paperbound reprint of the 2008 clothbound edition.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.co
In the European discourse of post 9/11 reality, concepts such as Multiculturalism, Integration and European Islam are becoming more and more topical. The empirically- based contributions in this volume aim to reflect the variety of current Muslim social practices and life-worlds in Germany. The volume goes beyond the fragmented methods of minority case studies and the monolithic view of Muslims as portrayed by mass media to present fresh theoretical approaches and in-depth analyses of a rich mosaic of communities, cultures and social practices. Issues of politics, religion, society, economics, media, art, literature, law and gender are addressed. The result is a vibrant state-of-the-art publication of studies of real-life communities and individuals. Contributors are Kilian Balz, Kea Eilers, Friedmann Eissler, Konrad Hirschler, Jeanette S. Jouili, Melanie Kamp, Matthias Kulinna, Judith Pies, Claudia Preckel, Robert Putz, Mathias Rohe, Sabine Schiffer, Verena Schreiber, Christoph Schumann, Wolfgang G. Schwanitz, Clara Seitz, Faruk en, Viola Shafik, Yafa Shanneik, Martin Sokefeld, Margrete Sovik, Levent Tezcan, Jorn Thielmann, Nikola Tietze and Maria Wurm. This book is also available in hardback."