Islam in the West

Key Issues in Multiculturalism

Authors: Farrar, Max, Valli, Yasmin

Editors: Robinson, S., Wetherly, P. (Eds.)

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This book contributes to understanding of the contemporary relationship between Muslims and the Western societies in which they live, focusing particularly on the UK. Chapters reflect on the nature of multiculturalism, as well as a wide range of specific aspects of daily life, including religious dialogue, gender, freedom of speech and politics.

About the authors

MAX FARRAR Sociologist and Emeritus Professor, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. His research concentrates on the social, economic, cultural and political issues that have arisen in the neighbourhoods in British cities in which minority ethnic populations have settled in the past 50 years. His teachign has similarly concentrated on issues of race and racism.

SIMON ROBINSON Professor of Applied and Professional Ethics, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, Associate Director at the Ethics Centre of Excellence, and Visiting Fellow in Theology, University of Leeds. He was ordained into the Church of England priesthood in 1978 and entered university chaplaincy, developing research and teaching in areas of applied ethics.

YASMIN VALLI Principal Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at Leeds Metropolitan University. She teaches in the Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education and is also a member of the OFSTED team for Primary and the Independent Sector. She led a national project to promote the teaching profession amongst black and minority ethnic communities. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the National Teaching Awards Trust. IN 2003 she was awarded the Windrush Award for Education Champion.

PAUL WETHERLY Reader in Politics at Leeds Metropolitan University, where his teaching includes a course in political theory. His research interests include multiculturalism, state theory and Marxism. Wetherly is editor of The Business Environment: Themes and Issues (with Dorron Otter) and Class, Power and the State in Capitalist Society: Essays on Ralph Miliband (with Clyde Barrow and Peter Burnham).

Reviews

'One of the things that makes this collection invaluable is that the contributors' expertise includes social science, ethics, theology and philosophy, and this multidisciplinarity enriches their approaches and the perspective of their articles. The overall purpose of Islam in the West can be summarised as exploring a deeper understanding of cultural diversity and mutual sensibilities, discussing the potential conflict points and triggers, and seeking platforms for positive and meaningful engagement.' - Erdem Dikici, University of Bristol, Network (The Magazine of the British Sociological Association)

"The book includes a range of contributors with particular areas of expertise from both Muslim and non-Muslim backgrounds.

Their essays speak to current social and political concerns related to Muslims in western societies that transcend their immediate

location and will be of considerable interest to a wide readership." - Journal of Church and State


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: ‘Islam’, ‘the West’ and ‘Multiculturalism’

    Wetherly, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Multiculturalism in the UK: A Contested Discourse

    Farrar, Max

    Pages 7-23

  • Multiculturalism: Commonality, Diversity and Psychological Integration

    Ramadan, Tariq

    Pages 24-35

  • Freedom of Expression, Multiculturalism and the ‘Danish Cartoons’

    Wetherly, Paul

    Pages 36-55

  • Pope Benedict XVI’s Regensburg Lecture: A Flashpoint in Christian–Muslim Relations; or Why a Tenth Century Muslim Historian Understands the Greek Influence on Christianity and Islam better than a Twenty-First Century Pope

    Markham, Ian

    Pages 56-64

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Islam in the West
Book Subtitle
Key Issues in Multiculturalism
Authors
Editors
  • S. Robinson
  • P. Wetherly
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02506-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137025067
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23874-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31582-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 272
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