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Muslims in Poland and Eastern Europe

Muslims in Poland and Eastern Europe

Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska (ed)

While Islam has been firmly placed on the global agenda since 9/11, and continues to occupy a prominent place in media discourse, attention has recently begun to shift towards European Muslims, or – as some would prefer to say – Muslims in Europe. Apart from the usual concerns, mostly articulated in the media, on the radicalization of Muslim youth, their failure to integrate into mainstream society and so forth, a vast body of academic literature on Islam and Muslims in Europe has sprung up since the late 1990s. This discourse and body of literature on Muslims in Europe, however, are confined to the west of the continent, viz. the old EU. This gives the impression that Europe stops at the banks of the Oder. Central and Eastern Europe – both new EU members and other countries – has been placed outside the realm of discourse, i.e. outside Europe.

This book aims to fill this gap by describing Muslim communities and their experiences in Central and Eastern Europe, both in countries with marginal Muslim populations, often not exceeding 1% (e.g. Hungary and Lithuania), and in countries  with significant Muslim minorities, sometimes proportionally even larger than in France (e.g. Bulgaria). Some of these countries have a long history of Muslim presence, dating back to the 14th century in the case of the Tatars (e.g. Poland and Ukraine) and the 16th century in the case of the first Muslim arrivals in the Balkans (e.g. Romania, Slovenia) during the Ottoman era. In other countries (e.g. Slovakia), Muslims have arrived only recently. What all these countries have in common is a Communist past inside the former Eastern bloc.

Table of contents

  • List of charts, pictures and tables
  • Introduction
  • Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska, Muslims in Europe: different communities, one discourse? Adding the Central and Eastern European perspective

Muslims in Poland

  • Marek M. Dziekan, History and culture of Polish Tatars
  • Janusz Danecki, Literature of the Polish Tatars
  • Michał Łyszczarz, Generational changes among young Polish Tatars
  • Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska, Magdalena Trojanek, Image of the world and themselves built by young Chechens living in Polish refugee centers. Intercultural conflict
  • Karolina Łukasiewicz, Strategies of reconstructing Islam in exile. A case of Chechens in Poland
  • Magdalena Nowaczek-Walczak, The world of kebab. Arabs and gastronomy in Warsaw
  • Marta Woźniak, Linguistic behavior of Arabophones in Poland
  • Gaweł Walczak, Muhammad in Warsaw, that is few words about Warsaw’s Somalis
  • Joanna Krotofil, ‘If I am to be a Muslim, I have to be a good one’. Polish migrant women embracing Islam and reconstructing identity in dialogue with self and others
  • Konrad Pędziwiatr, “The Established and Newcomers” in Islam in Poland or the intergroup relations within the Polish Muslim community
  • Agata S. Nalborczyk, Mosques in Poland. Past and present
  • Eugeniusz Sakowicz, Dialogue between the Catholic Church and Islam in Poland

Muslims in wider Central and Eastern Europe

  • Egdūnas Račius, Islam in Lithuania: revival at the expense of survival?
  • Irina Molodikova, Formation of new Muslim communities in new member states: the case of Hungary
  • Michal Cenker, From reified collectivities to multiple Islams: putting Muslim migrants in Slovakia into context
  • Oleg Yarosh, Denys Brylov, Muslim communities and Islamic network institutions in Ukraine: contesting authorities in shaping of Islamic localities
  • Daniela Stoica, New Romanian Muslimas. Converted women sharing knowledge in online and offline communities
  • Kristen Ghodsee, Islam in postsocialist Bulgaria: ethnicity, religious revival and social justice
  • Veronika Bajt, The Muslim Other in Slovenia. Intersections of a religious and ethnic minority
  • Jacek Duda, Islamic community in Serbia – the Sandžak case
  • Contributors
  • The Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw
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Publié par le janvier 13, 2012 dans Nouvelles Publications

 

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JOME

Journal of Muslims in Europe

Editors

Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašic, Brigitte Maréchal, Jørgen S. Nielsen, Egdunas Racius

The Journal of Muslims in Europe is devoted to publishing articles dealing with contemporary issues on Islam and Muslims in Europe from all disciplines and across the whole region, as well as historical studies of relevance to the present. The focus is on articles offering cross-country comparisons or with significant theoretical or methodological relevance to the field. Case studies with innovative approaches or on under-explored issues, and studies of policy and policy development in the various European institutions, including the European courts, and transnational movements and social and cultural processes are also welcome. The journal also welcomes book reviews.

All contributions to the journal must display a substantial use of primary-source material and must be original. The editors also encourage younger scholars to submit contributions. The Journal of Muslims in Europe has a double-blind peer review system.

 
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Publié par le octobre 11, 2011 dans Nouvelles Publications

 

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Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Volume 3

Yearbook of Muslims in Europe

Volume 3

Edited by Jørgen S. Nielsen, Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašić, Hugh Goddard and Brigitte Maréchal

The Yearbook of Muslims in Europe provides an up-to-date account of the situation of Muslims in Europe. Covering 46 countries of Europe in its broader sense, the Yearbook consists of three sections: the first section presents a country-by-country summary of essential data with basic statistics and evaluations of their reliability, surveys of legal status and arrangements, organisations, etc. Data have been brought up to date from the previous volume. The second section contains analysis and research articles on issues and themes of current relevance written by experts in the field. The final section provides reviews of recently published books of significance.

The Yearbook is an important source of reference for government and NGO officials, journalists, and policy makers as well as scholars

 
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Publié par le octobre 5, 2011 dans News, Nouvelles Publications

 

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Call for Paper – Yearbook of Muslims in Europe

CALL FOR PAPERS


YEARBOOK OF MUSLIMS IN EUROPE


Dear colleagues,

I would like to introduce you to a new important publishing, a Yearbook of Muslims in Europe published by the well-known Dutch academic publisher Brill in Leiden.

Each annual volume provides an up-to-date account of the situation of Muslims in Europe. Covering 46 countries of Western, Central and Eastern Europe, the Yearbook consists of three sections

The first section presents a country-by-country survey of essential data with basic statistics with evaluations of their reliability, surveys of legal status and arrangements, organizations, etc. providing an annually up-dated reference resource.

The second section contains analysis and research articles on issues and themes of current relevance written by experts in the field.

The final section provides reviews of recently published books of significance. The Yearbook is already an important source of reference for government and NGO officials, journalists, and policy makers as well as researchers. The first volume, covering 2008, was published in November 2009, and the second volume in November 2010. The third volume is being published in November 2011:

http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=210&pid=31393
The yearbook is led by an editorial team consisting of:
Prof. Jørgen S. Nielsen, Centre for European Islamic Thought, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen , Denmark (coordinating editor).

Prof. Samim Akgönül, PRISME, Université de Strasbourg, France
Dr Ahmet Alibasic, Islam in South East Europe Forum, Sarajevo, Bosnia

Prof. Dr Brigitte Maréchal, CISMOC, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Dr. Egdunas Racius, Vilnius University, Lithuania
The editors are supported by an international group of editorial advisers, and there are country specialists who assemble the reference data for each of the 46 countries covered.
I am writing on behalf of the editorial team to invite you to write one of the articles of the fourth volume, especially on a current issue related to Muslims in Europe.  The article must be between 5000 – 10000 words and will be paid 150 €. The deadline for submitting the articles is 1st December 2011.
We sincerely hope that you will consider this invitation very positively and let me know your response as soon as possible.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely.

Samim Akgönül

akgonul@unistra.fr

 
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Why me 2

Yearbook of Muslims in Europe

Volume 2

Edited by Jørgen S. Nielsen, Samim Akgönül,

Ahmet Alibašić, Brigitte Maréchal and

Christian Moe

Editor-in-Chief
Jørgen S. Nielsen, Ph.D. (1978) in Arab history, American University of Beirut, has researched and published extensively on Islam in Europe, including Muslims in Western Europe (3rd ed., Edinburgh University Press, 2004). He is currently Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

Editors
Samim Akgönül, Ph.D. (2001), historian and political scientist, is Associate Professor at Strasbourg University and senior researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). He studies the evolution of minority concepts as well as religious minorities in Eastern and Western Europe.

Ahmet Alibašić is a lecturer at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Sarajevo, and director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Sarajevo. He was educated in Kuala Lumpur (Islamic studies, political sciences, and Islamic civilization). He also served as the first director of the Interreligious Institute in Sarajevo (2007-2008).

Brigitte Maréchal, Ph.D. (2006) in sociology, graduated in political sciences and islamology. She is Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain and director of Cismoc (Centre Interdisciplinaire d’Etudes de l’Islam dans le Monde Contemporain). She has published extensively on European Islam and is the author of The Muslim Brothers in Europe – Roots and Discourse (Brill, 2008).

Christian Moe, Ph.D. candidate, history of religion, University of Oslo, is a freelance writer and researcher in Slovenia, focusing on Balkan Muslims, human rights, and religious reform. He is co-editor of New Directions in Islamic Thought (I.B. Tauris, 2009).

   

The Yearbook of Muslims in Europe provides an up-to-date account of the situation of Muslims in Europe. Covering 46 countries of Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals, the Yearbook consists of three sections: the first section presents a country-by-country summary of essential data with basic statistics with evaluations of their reliability, surveys of legal status and arrangements, organisations, etc. Data have been brought up to date from the first volume. The second section contains analysis and research articles on issues and themes of current relevance written by experts in the field. The final section provides reviews of recently published books of significance.

The Yearbook is an important source of reference for government and NGO officials, journalists, and policy makers as well as researchers

 
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Publié par le novembre 16, 2010 dans Nouvelles Publications

 

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Participation!

Muslims and Political Participation in Europe

Copenhagen, 6-8 October 2010

Organized by

– Centre for European Islamic Thought (CEIT), University of Copenhagen

– EurIslam network, PRISME, University of Strasbourg

Programme outline

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

12.00   Arrivals and registration

13.00   Opening

13.30   1st plenary lecture – Prof. Thijl Sunier (VU Amsterdam): “Beyond the domestication of Islam in Europe.” Chair: Prof. Jørgen S. Nielsen, CEIT, University of Copenhagen.

15.00   Break

15.30   Parallel paper session 1

17.30   Break

17.45   EurIslam meeting, all welcome (see http://www.eurislam.info/index_EN.html)

– 18.30

No formal dinner arrangements, but we intend to make an informal collective booking at 20.00 for those who indicate at registration – at participants own expense.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

9.30     Parallel paper session 2

11.00   Break

11.30   2nd plenary lecture – Prof. Jørgen S. Nielsen (CEIT, University of Copenhagen): “Islam in Europe – national and transnational themes.” Chair: Dr Agata Nalborczyk, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw.

13.00   Lunch

14.30   Parallel paper session 3

16.00   Break

16.30   Parallel paper session 4

– 18.00

19.30   Conference dinner

Friday, 8 October 2010

9.30     3rd plenary lecture – Dr Franck Fregosi (PRISME, University of Strasbourg):

“Forms of collective mobilization of Muslims in France and in contemporary Europe: new issues and new types of involvement.” Chair: Prof. Brigitte Maréchal, CISMOC, UC Louvain.

11.00   Break

11.30   Parallel paper session 5

13.00   Lunch

14.30   4th plenary lecture – Prof. Aminah McCloud (DePaul University, Chicago):

Who speaks for Islam and how do they speak? Chair: Prof. Samim Akgönül, PRISME, University of Strasbourg.

16.00   Closing session

16.30   Refreshments

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Parallel paper session 1

Group A, chaired by Egdunas Racius :

Peter B. Andersen & Peter Lüchau (Københavns Universitet & Syddansk Universitet)

Religious and democratic values – not so much of a clash?

Rabih H. Barakat (Université de Strasbourg)

Political participation as a method of integration. Muslims religious self-governance as a means of effective political participation.

Eyal Tsur (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

The Factors Influencing the Numerical Representation of Citizens of Arab Origin in the French National Assembly.

Group B, chaired by Fida Shafi:

Lasse Lindekilde (Aarhus Universitet)

To what Extend are Danish Muslims Politically Integrated? Evidence from the Cartoons Controversy.

Marco Giugni & Noemi Michel (University of Geneva)

The Political Participation of Muslims in Switzerland: Associational Involvement, Political Attitudes, and Social Characteristics.

Group C, chaired by Sean McLoughlin:

Luís Bernardo (University of Lisbon)

The Political Accommodation of Islam in Ireland and Portugal: Institutional Configurations and Religious Diversity.

Garbi Schmidt (SFI)

”Grounded” politics: The powerfulness of Islam in local spaces.

Imène Ajala (University of Geneva)

The Muslim vote and Muslim lobby in France: myths and realities.

Parallel paper session 2:

Group A, chaired by Chris Allen:

Maria Bombardieri (University of Padua)

The dawning of Muslim political participation in Italy. Analysis of Muslim candidates in parties.

Mohammad E. Mesbahi (The Islamic College, UK)

A case study of MINAB in the UK.

Mustafa Osman Turan (Bilkent University)

Political Interactions between Immigrant Organizations and “Liberal” States in Europe.

Group B, chaired by Garbi Schmidt :

Salima Bouyarden (Strasbourg University)

The Muslim vote in France and the United Kingdom

Dinçer Özer (University of Porto)

Political Participation of Turkish women in The Netherlands since the mid-1990s

Group C, chaired by Göran Larsson:

Agata S. Nalborczyk (University of Warsaw)

The Political Participation of Polish Muslim Tatars – the Result of or the Reason for Integration?From Wars with Teutonic Knights to the Danish Cartoons Affair

Dr. Georgios Mihalakopoulos & Dr. Christina Melliou (Ionian University)

Is Political Participation of Muslim Communities an End in itself or is it A Means to an End? The case of the Muslim Community in Thrace.

Parallel paper session 3:

Group A, chaired by Riem Spielhaus:

Gabriel A. Torres (Saint Mary’s College)

“Knowing the Political” in a European/African Borderland: Parties of Muslim Persuasion in Ceuta, Spain.

Maike Didero (RWTH Aachen – Geographisches Institut)

Political participation of Muslim immigrants in Germany: a case of integration or fragmentation? The BFF in Bonn as an example.

Group B, chaired by Salima Bouyarden:

Signe Kjær Jørgensen (Københavns Universitet)

Headscarves and political representatives

Hale Öner (Dogus University)

‘Active participation’ for women through the lens of a triparty analysis: Students, politicians and academicians view.

Group C, chaired by Luis Bernardo:

Egdunas Racius (Vilnius University)

Lithuanian Muslim attitudes toward participation in democratic political process.

Deniz Kosulu (Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence)

The Alevi Quest in Europe: from a religious and cultural recognition to the entry  into the political area.

Parallel paper session 4:

Group A, chaired by Adil Khan:

Ari Varon (Tel Aviv University)

Islamic Discourses on European Polity.

Fida Shafi (University of Vienna)

Islamophobia, is it?

Mumtaz Ahmad (Hampton University)

American Muslims & the Contestation for Political Space

Group B, chaired by Nadia Jeldtoft:

Alexander Castilla (Independent Researcher)

Muslims in Catalonia: Misunderstandings, Reciprocity and the Search for Group Cohesion.

Fatima Zibouh (Universite de Liege)

The Muslims’ political participation in Belgium.

Harun Karcic

To vote or not to vote? Internal debates among Bosnian Muslims.

Group C, chaired by Signe Kjær Jørgensen:

Göran Larsson & Jonatan Bäckelie (Göteborgs Universitet)

Young Muslims and political participation in Sweden.

Iben Helqvist (Roskilde University)

Muslim Interest Groups in Denmark – credible and reliable partners of the public administration?

Parallel paper session 5:

Group A, chaired by Iben Helqvist:

Uriya Shavit (Tel Aviv University)

Islamist Concepts on Participation in Western Electoral Systems.

Carolina Ivanescu (Erasmus University, Rotterdam)

Politicized religion and the religionization of politics.

Group B, chaired by Harun Karcic :

Simon Stjernholm (Lund University)

Sufi Politics in Britain? The Sufi Muslim Council and the « silent majority » of Muslims.

Adil Khan (University College Cork)

Creating the Image of European Islam: The European Council for Fatwa and Research and Ireland.

Group C, chaired by Mumtaz Ahmad:

Chris Allen (University of Birmingham)

Between political fad and political empowerment; the role and function of the National Muslim Women’s Advisory Group.

Riem Spielhaus (Københavns Universitet)

From access to engagement – an empirical approach to political participation among Muslims in Berlin.

Seán McLoughlin (University of Leeds)

Muslims, Multiculturalism and the UK State after ‘7/7’

 
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Publié par le septembre 17, 2010 dans Manifestations scientifiques

 

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