Essays on secularism and multiculturalism / Tariq Modood.

Modood, Tariq [Browse]
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  • London ; New York : ECPR Press/Rowman & Littlefield International, Ltd., [2019]
  • ©2019
xi, 249 pages ; 24 cm


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Whether the recently settled religious minorities, Muslims, in particular, can be accommodated as religious groups in European countries has become a central political question and threatens to create long-term fault lines. In this collection of essays, Tariq Modood argues that to grasp the nature of the problem we have to see how Muslims have become a target of a cultural racism, Islamophobia. Yet, the problem is not just one of anti-racism but of an understanding of multicultural citizenship, of how minority identities, including those formed by race, ethnicity and religion, can be incorporated into national identities so all can have a sense of belonging together. This means that the tendency amongst some to exclude religious identities from public institutions and the re-making of national identities has to be challenged. Modood suggests that this can be done in a principled yet pragmatic way by drawing on Western Europe's moderate political secularism and eschewing forms of secularism that offer religious groups a second-class citizenship.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction : rethinking political secularism : the multiculturalist challenge
  • The racialisation of Muslims/Muslims as "race relations"actors
  • Racism, culturalism and cultural racism
  • Ethno-religious assertiveness out of racial equality
  • Maintaining civility and the feelings of the hated
  • Islamophobia and the struggle for recognition
  • Pointing to a multicultural future : rethinking race, ethnicity, religion and britishness
  • Multiculturalism and secularism
  • Muslims, religious equality and secularism
  • Multicultural citizenship and the Shari'a controversy in Britain
  • Moderate secularism, religion as identity and respect for religion
  • Multiculturalism and the "crisis of secularism"
  • State-religion connexions and multicultural citizenship
  • Multiculturalizing secularism
  • Intercultural public intellectual engagement.
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