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Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series

Muslims, Trust and Multiculturalism

New Directions

Editors: Yaqin, Amina, Morey, Peter, Soliman, Asmaa (Eds.)

  • Explores the operation and frustration of trust in multicultural societies, with a particular focus on the breakdown of trust between Muslim groups and others
  • Considers how different cultural traditions complicate and facilitate empathy and dialogue
  • Includes an afterword discussing the effects of the Brexit vote in Britain and its impact on multiculturalism in the UK
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About this book

This book critically engages with the contemporary breakdown of trust between Muslim and non-Muslim communities in the West. It argues that a crisis of trust currently hampers intercultural relations and obstructs full participation in citizenship and civil society for those who fall prey to the suspicions of the state and their fellow citizens. This crisis of trust presents a challenge to the plurality of modern societies where religious identities have come to demand an equal recognition and political accommodation which is not consistently awarded across Europe, especially in nations which view themselves as secular, or where Islamic culture is seen as alien.

This volume of interdisciplinary essays by leading scholars explores the theme of trust and multiculturalism across a range of perspectives, employing insights from political science, sociology, literature, ethnography and cultural studies. It provides an urgent critical response to the challenging contexts of multiculturalism for Muslims in both Europe and the USA. Taken together, the contributions suggest that the institutionalisation of multiculturalism as a state-led vehicle for tolerance and integration requires a certain type of trustworthy ‘performance’ from minority groups, particularly Muslims. Even when this performance is forthcoming, existing discourses of integration and underlying patterns of mistrust can contribute to Muslim alienation on the one hand, and rising Islamophobia on the other.

About the authors

Amina Yaqin is Senior Lecturer in Urdu and Postcolonial Studies at SOAS, University of London

Peter Morey is Professor of 20th Century English Literature at the University of Birmingham

Asmaa Soliman is Teaching Fellow at the University College of London and Visiting Fellow at the LSE European Institute



Reviews

“With the contemporary world facing challenges that range from fake news to the erosion of public confidence in politicians and state institutions alike, this timely collection of papers provides a very welcome intervention in debates on the more specific breakdown in trust between Muslims and the wider western societies to which they belong;  but as well as explaining the impact of this on intercultural relations, the collection - crucially - considers strategies for rebuilding it.” (Humayun Ansari OBE, Professor of Islam and Cultural Diversity, Royal Holloway, University of London,  UK and author of 'The Infidel Within': Muslims in Britain Since 1800)

“Muslims, Multiculturalism and Trust is a vital evaluation of the practices and perspectives of our time that create and maintain stability through diversity. With terrorism and rising nationalism attempting to challenge the very idea of multicultural Britain and Europe, it is clearly time to refocus attention on what enables trust between different communities. These essays present essential reading for those committed to a diverse society.” (Joseph William Sterrett, Aarhus University, Denmark)

“At the face of increasing fear and rising anti-Muslim sentiment, this edited book offers a fresh insight into talking about and building trust in Europe. Contributors document the breakdown of trust between Muslim minorities and European societies using different case studies. But they also show a way to move forward and rebuild trust.” (Dr. Esra Ozyurek, Associate Professor and Chair for Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)

“Trust forms the basis of all productive human engagement in our society; distrust gnaws at its foundation. The carefully curated essays collected in Muslims, Trust and Multiculturalism: New Directions forcefully demonstrate the inner dynamics of the ways in which trust and the destruction of trust operate at the centre of contemporary social and political issues bearing on Muslims in British society today. This book not only articulates the problems, but more importantly thinks through new ways of going beyond them in order to build trust that is reciprocal, strong and secure. The future starts here.” (Robert JC Young, Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature, New York University)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Muslims, Trust and Multiculturalism

    Morey, Peter

    Pages 1-23

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  • The Trace of the Cryptic in Islamophobia, Antisemitism, and Anticommunism: A Genealogy of the Rhetoric on Hidden Enemies and Unseen Threats

    Mondal, Anshuman A.

    Pages 27-50

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  • Trust Within Reason: How to Trump the Hermeneutics of Suspicion on Campus

    Scott-Baumann, Alison

    Pages 51-72

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  • Constructing a New Imagery for the Muslim Woman: Symbolic Encounters and the Language of Radical Empowerment

    Forte, Alaya

    Pages 73-93

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  • Misrecognising Muslim Consciousness in Europe

    Meer, Nasar

    Pages 97-121

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Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71309-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71308-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Muslims, Trust and Multiculturalism
Book Subtitle
New Directions
Editors
  • Amina Yaqin
  • Peter Morey
  • Asmaa Soliman
Series Title
Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71309-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71309-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71308-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 311
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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