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By John R. Bowen

ISBN-10: 0691132836

ISBN-13: 9780691132839

ISBN-10: 0691152497

ISBN-13: 9780691152493

Can Islam Be French? is an anthropological exam of the way Muslims are responding to the stipulations of lifestyles in France. Following up on his ebook Why the French do not like Headscarves, John Bowen turns his cognizance clear of the views of French non-Muslims to target these of the country's Muslims themselves. Bowen asks no longer the standard question--how good are Muslims integrating in France?--but, particularly, how do French Muslims take into consideration Islam? particularly, Bowen examines how French Muslims are fashioning new Islamic associations and constructing new methods of reasoning and educating. He appears at many of the rather unique ways that mosques have attached with broader social and political forces, how Islamic academic marketers have shaped niches for brand spanking new types of education, and the way significant Islamic public actors have set out a in particular French method of spiritual norms. All of those efforts have provoked sharp responses in France and from out of the country facilities of Islamic scholarship, so Bowen additionally appears heavily at debates over how--and how far--Muslims should still adapt their non secular traditions to those new social stipulations. He argues that the actual ways that Muslims have settled in France, and during which France governs religions, have created incentives for Muslims to increase new, pragmatic methods of wondering spiritual matters in French society.

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