Offers fresh theoretical and empirical elaborations on various facets of Muslim volunteering as a religious duty and as a part of every-day community life
Shows how the Islamic faith adds new facets to the understanding of volunteering that are different, but reconcilable with the ‘active citizenship’ lens on civic engagement dominant in Western societies
Explores the ways in which Muslim communities’ practices take shape according to contextual shifts. Looking at how practices change, and how practictioners are in a constant critical engagement with religious texts, sources and interpretations.
Part of the book series: New Directions in Islam (NDI)
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Table of contents (10 chapters)
About this book
This edited volume explores various facets of Muslims’ civic engagement in Western post-secular societies, fundamentally challenging simplistic boundaries between Islamic ethical conduct and liberal-democratic norms and practice.
Bringing together scholars from sociology, anthropology, and Islamic theology, the collection offers sound theoretical and empirical elaborations on the complex ways in which Islamic piety, principles and norms interact with, and shape, Muslims’ everyday practice of volunteering as a performance of active citizenship in liberal societies.
The contributions cover diverse manifestations of Muslim volunteering in North America, Europe and Australia, from environmentalism to mental health volunteering, and critically examine the national and global socio-political context within which certain forms of Muslims’ civic engagement are viewed with skepticism and suspicion. It will be of use to students and scholars across sociology, political science, community studies and Islamic studies, with a focus on migrant integration, diaspora studies, and inter-ethnic relations.
- civic engagement
- active citizenship
- sociology of citizenship
- religion and society
Editors and Affiliations
Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Merve Reyhan Kayikci
About the editors
Mario Peucker is Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities at Victoria University, Australia.
Merve Reyhan Kayikci is Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Semitic Studies at the University of Granada, Spain.
Book Title: Muslim Volunteering in the West
Book Subtitle: Between Islamic Ethos and Citizenship
Editors: Mario Peucker, Merve Reyhan Kayikci
Series Title: New Directions in Islam
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-26056-9Published: 17 October 2019
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-26059-0Published: 17 October 2020
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-26057-6Published: 04 October 2019
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XV, 216
Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations
Topics: Political Sociology, Diaspora Studies, Sociology of Religion