Muslim Citizens in the West: Spaces and Agents of Inclusion by Nina Markovi?, Samina Yasmeen

By Nina Markovi?, Samina Yasmeen

Drawing upon unique case reviews spanning North the US, Europe and Australia, Muslim electorate within the West explores how Muslims were either the excluded and the excluders in the wider societies within which they dwell. The e-book extends debates at the inclusion and exclusion of Muslim minorities past principles of marginalisation to teach that, whereas there have definitely been elevated incidences of Islamophobia on account that September 2001, a few Muslim teams have performed their very own half in setting apart themselves from the broader society. The situations tested exhibit how those trends span geographical, ethnic and gender divides and will be inspired by way of a mix of overseas and nationwide advancements prompting a few teams to spot wider society because the 'other'. Muslim and non-Muslim students and practitioners in political technology, social paintings, historical past and legislations additionally spotlight confident results when it comes to Muslim activism with dating to their respective nations and recommend ways that expanding tensions felt, perceived or assumed should be eased and larger emphasis given to the position Muslims can play in shaping their position within the wider groups the place they stay.

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4 John Mattausch, ‘From Subjects to Citizens: British “East African Asians”’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 24, no. 1 (1998), pp. 121–41. 5 John Rex and Sally Tomlinson, Colonial Immigrants in a British City: A Class Analysis (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd, 1979). 6 Zig Layton-Henry, The Politics of Race in Britain (London: Allen & Unwin, 1984). British Muslims: From Cultural Assimilation to Social Integration 35 filled the gap at the lower echelons of society. These British South Asian Muslim migrants were, in effect, placed at the bottom of the labour market, disdained by the host society, and ethnicised and racialised in the sphere of capital accumulation.

56 Comments downloaded on the article by Susan McDonald, ibid. Muslim Citizens in the West 28 of inclusion or exclusion. By extension, it could be argued that the exclusion of Muslims in Western liberal societies may emanate from views and emotions internal to the Muslim communities and may interact with the dynamics in the wider communities. To put it differently, Muslim minorities may themselves appropriate agency in processes of exclusion: instead of being the excluded, they may act as the excluders.

Martin’s Press, 1997), pp. 3–47; Jocelyne Cesari, ‘Muslim Minorities in Europe: The Silent Revolution’, in Modernising Islam: Religion in the Public Sphere in the Middle East and Europe, ed. John Esposito and Francois Burgat (London: C. Hurst & Co, 2003), pp. 251–69. 36 Muslim Citizens in the West direct discrimination, racial hostility and cultural exclusion. 11 Birmingham, located at the centre of the West Midlands region, is a post-industrial city in which many of the challenges faced by Muslims across the country are typified.

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