Inventing the Muslim Cool

Islamic Youth Culture in Western Europe

Maruta Herding

Transcript-Verlag

Inventing the Muslim Cool

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Pub Date: May 2014

ISBN: 9783837625110

270 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

Inventing the Muslim Cool

Islamic Youth Culture in Western Europe

Maruta Herding

Transcript-Verlag

Young Muslims have begun to develop a subculture within Europe's growing Muslim population, its manifestations ranging from the proliferation of religious rap and streetwear featuring Islamic slogans to morally impeccable comedy. These forms of religiously permissible fun and youth-compatible worship are actively shaping the future of Islam in Europe and the character of Muslim and non-Muslims relations. Based on a vast selection of youth cultural artifacts, participant observations, and in-depth interviews in France, Britain,and Germany, this book vividly captures the Islamic youth culture of today and the factors driving its particular development.

About the Author

Maruta Herding (Dr.) is a sociologist at the German Youth Institute (Deutsches Jugendinstitut e.V.) in Halle, Germany. Her research interests include the study of young people, subcultures and Muslims in Europe.