European social movements and Muslim activism : another world but with whom?
Title: European social movements and Muslim activism : another world but with whom?
Author: PEACE, Timothy
Citation: Houndmills ; Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, Palgrave politics of identity and citizenship series
European social movements have increasingly joined forces to unite in their opposition to neo-liberal globalisation and austerity, mobilizing thousands of people in the process. But how do such progressive movements, traditionally populated by secular left-wing activists, deal with religious pluralism and the novel reality of those who identify as Muslims? In this book, Timothy Peace uses the example of the alter-globalisation movement, characterised by the slogan 'Another world is possible', to explain why social movement leaders in Britain and France reacted so differently to the emergence of Muslim activism. It examines why the reference to religion posed such a dilemma for some, while for others it constituted an opportunity. The book provides a unique contribution to our understanding of political participation amongst Muslim minorities today whilst also situating their involvement historically, thereby demonstrating the effective continuity between the migrant struggles of the first generation and those of their children, who grew up as European citizens. It also suggests that the role of religion should not be overestimated, arguing that Muslim activists are fundamentally no different to others in the movement.
Table of Contents:
-- Prelims pages i–v -- Tables pages vi–vi -- Acknowledgements pages vii–vii -- Abbreviations pages viii–x -- Introduction: Muslims and Social Movements in Europe pages 1–15 -- Chapter 1. The Development of the Alter-Globalisation Movement pages 16–32 -- Chapter 2. Muslim Political Participation and Mobilisation in Britain and France pages 33–55 -- Chapter 3. Muslim Participation in the Alter-Globalisation Movement pages 56–80 -- Chapter 4. Motivations for Participating in the Movement pages 81–108 -- Chapter 5. Reactions to Muslim Participation pages 109–135 -- Chapter 6. Outcomes and Consequences of Muslim Participation pages 136–156 -- Conclusion: The Future of Muslim Political Activism in Europe pages 157–165 -- Notes pages 166–180 -- Bibliography pages 181–192 -- Index pages 193–196
Initial version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/15396
Version: Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 2010