Muslim Community Organizations in the West

History, Developments and Future Perspectives

  • Mario Peucker
  • Rauf Ceylan

Part of the Islam in der Gesellschaft book series (ISLGES)

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About this book


The book focusses on the historical emergence and contemporary challenges of Muslim community organizations and their struggle for recognition as ordinary voices in multiethnic and multi-religious civil societies of Western democracies. It offers a range of different perspectives on how Muslim communities position themselves and navigate the social and political landscape shaped by, on the one hand, normalization of ethno-religious diversity and, on the other, ongoing misrecognition and essentialisation of Muslims in the West. The contributions from internationally acclaimed scholars as well as emerging researchers from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland and Australia shine new light on both country-specific similarities and divergences.     

  • Islam and Diaspora
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Contemporary Developments and Future Perspectives

  • Target Groups
    Students and researchers of sociology, religious and historical studies, political science and other related disciplines.

    The Editors
    Dr. Mario Peucker is postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing at Victoria University, Melbourne/Australia.
    Prof. Dr. Dr. Rauf Ceylan teaches Religious Studies at University Osnabrück/Germany.


    Muslim Community Muslim Organizations Muslim Minorities Social inclusion Social exclusion Muslim immigration History of Muslim immigration Muslims in Germany Muslims in Australia Muslims in France Muslims in Great Britain

    Editors and affiliations

    • Mario Peucker
      • 1
    • Rauf Ceylan
      • 2
    1. 1. Victoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia
    2. 2.Osnabrück UniversityOsnabrückGermany

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