Secularism and Identity: Non-Islamiosity in the Iranian Diaspora

Front Cover
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Mar 28, 2015 - Religion - 256 pages
Within western political, media and academic discourses, Muslim communities are predominantly seen through the prism of their Islamic religiosities, yet there exist within diasporic communities unique and complex secularisms. Drawing on detailed interview and ethnographic material gathered in the UK, this book examines the ways in which a form of secularism – ‘non-Islamiosity’ – amongst members of the Iranian diaspora shapes ideas and practices of diasporic community and identity, as well as wider social relations.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

muslims migration and the Secular
29
historical trajectories
57
diasporic living and the means
105
the Good the Bad and the ugly the Persian the islamic
127
consumption and the experience
161
is this islamic enough? Secular Power and Shia religiosity
185
Moratorium
205
Index
225
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2015)

Reza Gholami is Lecturer in the Sociology of Education at Middlesex University, UK.

Bibliographic information