Muslim Societies and the Challenge of Secularization: An Interdisciplinary Approach


ISBN: 978-90-481-3361-1 (Print) 978-90-481-3362-8 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Debating Islam, Secularism, Democracy and Muslim Polity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9

    2. Chapter

      Pages 1-8


    3. Chapter

      Pages 11-30

      Islam, Public Religions and the Secularization Debate1

    4. Chapter

      Pages 31-46

      Muslim Thinkers and the Debate on Secularism and Laïcité

    5. Chapter

      Pages 47-63

      Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Tariq Ramadan on Secularisation: Differences and Similarities

    6. Chapter

      Pages 65-81

      Islam and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century

    7. Chapter

      Pages 83-97

      Moving Out of Kazanistan: Liberal Theory and Muslim Contexts

    8. Chapter

      Pages 99-111

      Muslim Modernity: Poetics, Politics, and Metaphysics

    9. Chapter

      Pages 113-129

      Turkish Secular Muslim Identity on Display in Europe

    10. Chapter

      Pages 131-148

      Hidden Bodies in Islam: Secular Muslim Identities in Modern (and Premodern) Societies

  3. Secularization and Dynamics of Muslim Lives in Glocalised Contexts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 149-149

    2. Chapter

      Pages 151-164

      Contentions in the Making: Discussing Secularism Among Scottish Muslims

    3. Chapter

      Pages 165-183

      Muslim Women’s Narratives on Religious Identification in a Polarising Dutch Society

    4. Chapter

      Pages 185-200

      Hamburg, Muslims and Imams: The Challenge of Secularism

    5. Chapter

      Pages 201-218

      American Muslim Women: Narratives of Identity and Globalisation

    6. Chapter

      Pages 219-233

      A State of Islam: Modernity and Muslim Life in Twenty-First Century Australia

    7. Chapter

      Pages 235-251

      The Search for Shared Idioms: Contesting Views of Laiklik Before the Turkish Constitutional Court

    8. Chapter

      Pages 253-255


  4. Back Matter

    Pages 257-261