Islam and the Politics of Culture in Europe

Memory, Aesthetics, Art

Edited by Frank Peter, Sarah Dornhof, and Elena Arigita

Transcript-Verlag

Islam and the Politics of Culture in Europe

Pub Date: January 2014

ISBN: 9783837621761

280 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

Islam and the Politics of Culture in Europe

Memory, Aesthetics, Art

Edited by Frank Peter, Sarah Dornhof, and Elena Arigita

Transcript-Verlag

Debates surrounding the "new presence of Muslims" in Europe tend to be understood in terms of European values, multicultural policies and secularism. The conflict-ridden transformation of European identities set in motion by this phenomenon is currently discussed with reference to normative orders, historical legacies, public philosophies, and political ideologies. This volume extends the analysis by examining transformations in European cultural politics. In the past decade, multiple images of Islam and Muslims have become part of the processes shaping the cultural particularities and sensibilities that define European identities. This volume examines these developments in the fields of memory politics, cultural production and Islamic art.

About the Author

Frank Peter is assistant professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Bern, Switzerland. His current research concerns the intersection of Islam, secularism and Islamophobia in France.

Sarah Dornhof is currently doing her PhD in Cultural Anthropology at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. Her research deals with the question of offending images in the context of visual culture, secularism and Islam.

Elena Arigita is a senior researcher at Casa Arabe-IEAM. She is currently working on transnationalism with regard to Islamic movements and on narratives of Islam in Europe.