Roots and Discourse
From a sociological viewpoint, this article analyses the Muslim Brothers’ organisational complexity and their logics of action in Europe (beyond their role as an active minority). To evoke the coexistence and indeed interactions between their various types of structures, themselves supported by individual memberships in change, the concept movance, which we seek to present here, appears suitable: it allows us to go beyond concepts of movement, organisation, network and field in a Bourdieusian sense of the term in a useful manner, in pointing out the extent to which the Brothers incarnate a relatively open system beyond the tensions internal to their various organised structures: they do not just play at the heart of one and the same arena they endeavour to control, but rather exert their efforts multidirectionally in order to become a reference model for a greater number.
A Constructed but Effective Phantasm?
Brigitte Maréchal, Celestine Bocquet and Felice Dassetto
This article represents one part of a vast research project undertaken between 2013 and 2015 on the reciprocal views Muslims and non-Muslims in Belgium, and particularly in Brussels, have of one another, and the relationships they maintain. It is above all a question of understanding how reciprocal tensions and adjustments are constructed. The various treatments the topic of Islamophobia receives represent one of them. Hence this article tries to evaluate the attitudes on each side with respect to this societal phenomenal and this concept. In addition to year-long observations carried out in Brussels, it is based on three evenings during which ten privileged interlocutors discussed this topic in-depth. Carried out before the Brussels attacks of March 22nd, 2016, this study provides a better grasp of how anxieties, or even a spiral of reciprocal accusations, are able to develop, and questions the uses of the category Islamophobia and its counterproductive character.
Religion and Society
Edited by Brigitte Marechal, Stefano Allievi, Felice Dassetto and Jørgen Nielsen
Muslims in the Enlarged Europe has been selected by Choice as Outstanding Academic Title (2005).
Edited by Jørgen Nielsen, Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašić, Hugh Goddard and Brigitte Maréchal
The Yearbook is an important source of reference for government and NGO officials, journalists, and policy makers as well as scholars
Edited by Jørgen Nielsen, Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašić, Brigitte Maréchal and Christian Moe
The Yearbook is an important source of reference for government and NGO officials, journalists, and policy makers as well as researchers
Edited by Jorgen Nielsen, Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašic, Brigitte Maréchal and Christian Moe
The Yearbook is an important source of reference for government and NGO officials, journalists, and policy makers as well as researchers.