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Miriam R. Lowi

subject” ( Geertz 1973 , 240) – in reaction to the foreigner. Moreover, to protect the nation, persistent existential concerns derivative of Gulf nationals’ relatively weak numbers and considerable wealth, combined with their acute dependence on the foreigner, have prompted the adoption of defensive

Who are “the” Salafis?

Insights into lifeworlds of persons connected to Salafis(m) in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Sabine Damir-Geilsdorf and Mira Menzfeld

Introduction In German public debates, Salafis(m) tend to be considered a threat to society. This perception has intensified since the appearance of the “Islamic State” ( is ) with its brutal methods, as its recruitment strategies and followers have become the subject of public debate within

Caroline Tee and David Shankland

their strong academic reputations, particularly in scientific subjects. Accordingly, not all students are necessarily of the same conservative religious orientation, and indeed not all come from families that are affiliated with the Hizmet movement. This element of heterogeneity in the social and

Islamic Reformism as Networks of Meaning

The Intellectualist Movement in Ethiopia

Terje Østebø

direct action, engagement in the networks is a key aspect in itself – where the networks constitute venues for learning, for ideological production and appropriation, and for the creation of new subjects. This means that they are self-referential, being fields for symbolic exchange and self

A Genealogy of Muslims Dying in France

Strasbourg Cemetery as a Contested Space

Nur Yasemin Ural

both Europe and Islam. Neither Europe nor Islam constitutes a pre-given, homogeneous, fixed, or stable category; both are subject to incessant (re)definition, (re)creation and (re)affirmation through concrete and repetitive spatial, corporeal and discursive practices in order to persist. Like every

‘Dual Use Research of Concern’ and ‘Select Agents’

How Researchers Can Use Free Speech to Avoid ‘Weaponising’ Academia

Alison Scott-Baumann

the research used to illustrate this paper, each research team started with certain assumptions that can, of course, be subjected to relativistic critique but which seemed to us to be rational because they are realistic and humane and can be explained to make them understandable. Three of our major

Joshua D. Hendrick

politics and faith-identified social and political activism warrant critical academically distant scrutiny so as to better understand whether or not its mobilization is a generalizable social phenomenon. As a collective actor, the GM creates subjects and impacts societies. The social norms and

Merve Reyhan Kayikci

tackling the ways in which volunteering is motivated by Islam, and how it touches the life of the volunteers. He attempts to understand how charity and volunteer work balance these Muslim individuals’ daily lives in modern secular societies. Barylo’s subjects are the European (French) Muslim ‘brothers

Tuula Sakaranaho

-confessional approaches in organizing religious education in their schools, in Sweden all pupils take part in non-confessional subject called religionskunskap . This subject is meant to be neutral so that it does not give priority to any religion or worldview. It aims, none-theless, to familiarize pupils with the

Agata S. Nalborczyk

encompasses is much wider than the title would suggest, i.e. 16th-19th centuries. The first chapter is an introduction to the main subject of the book from a historical perspective and hence presents the history of the Tatar settlement in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania since the 13 th century. In this chapter