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Politicizing Islam: The Islamic Revival in France and India

Z. Fareen Parvez


Home to the largest Muslim minorities in Western Europe and Asia, France and India are grappling with a crisis of secular democracy. Politicizing Islam explores Islamic revival movements in the French city of Lyon and its outer banlieues and the Indian city of Hyderabad, where Parvez conducted two years of ethnographic research, immersed in mosque communities, women’s welfare centers, Islamic study circles, and philanthropic associations. The book provides an in-depth view of middle-class Muslims and elites, as well poor and subaltern Muslims in stigmatized neighborhoods, to show how Muslims m ... More

Keywords: Islam, secularism, Muslims in France, India ethnography, religion, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190225247
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225247.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Z. Fareen Parvez, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst