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Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Asef Bayat and Linda Herrera


There has been a proliferation of interest in youth issues in recent years, and Muslim youth in particular. Young Muslims have been thrust into the global spotlight in relation to questions about security, employment, migration, multiculturalism, conflict, human rights, and citizenship. This book interrogates the cultures and politics of Muslim youth in the global South and North to understand their trajectories, conditions, and choices. It shows that although the majority of young Muslims share many common social, political, and economic misfortunes, they exhibit remarkably diverse responses ... More

Keywords: Muslim youth, cultural politics, security, globalization, unemployment, generation, youthfulness, citizenship, new media

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195369212
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369212.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Asef Bayat, author
Leiden University, The Netherlands

Linda Herrera, author
Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
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Part I Politics of Dissent

4 Moroccan Youth and Political Islam

Mounia Bennani-Chraïbi

Part II Livelihoods and Lifestyles

Part III Strivings for Citizenship

Part IV Navigating Identities

Part V Musical Politics

22 Conclusion: Knowing Muslim Youth

Linda Herrera and Asef Bayat

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