New Directions in Islam

Muslim Volunteering in the West

Between Islamic Ethos and Citizenship

Editors: Peucker, Mario, Kayikci, Merve Reyhan (Eds.)

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  • 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.

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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. 

About the authors

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. 


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
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
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26057-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26057-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26056-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 216
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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