Islam in "liberal" Europe : freedom, equality, and intolerance / Kai Hafez ; translated by Alex Skinner.

Hafez, Kai, 1964- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
vi, 409 pages ; 24 cm
Muslims -- Europe -- Social conditions.
Immigrants -- Europe -- Social conditions.
Muslims -- Civil rights -- Europe.
Muslims -- Government policy -- Europe.
Liberalism -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Islam and politics -- Europe.
Islam -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Europe -- Ethnic relations.
Europe -- Religion.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Introduction: Is liberal society Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?
1. Politics and law
Law : Muslims in the secular constitutional state and the problem of effective equality
State : the ambivalence of state policies on Islam
Parliaments, parties, movements : "Representation without participation" or the problem of hegemony in democracy
Political culture : Muslims' loyalty to the system
2. Society
The bourgeois majority : from respectable Islamophobia to system-society rupture
The Muslim minority : necessary integration and recognition-worthy segregation
Excursus: The crisis of the middle class : the social Darwinism of cultural difference
3. Media
Mass media : enlightened Islamophobia and the social ethics of communication
Social media : virtual crusaders of the new public sphere
4. The academy and education
Scholarship and intellectualism : the deliberalization of the staged knowledge society
School : the pedagogy of (hesitant) recognition of Islam
5. Religious institutions
Church : the reluctant intermediary
Conclusion: The reinvention of liberal society in Europe.
Translated from the German.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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