European Muslim youth and popular culture

At the crossroads of fun and faith 1

Authored by: Miriam Gazzah

Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415691321
eBook ISBN: 9781315794273
Adobe ISBN: 9781317744023


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The religious is relocating itself within present-day European society. The religious is increasingly found in “unexpected” places: a Christian music festival, a Muslim dating event, a dance party in celebration of the end of Ramadan, and so on. Ever since the 1990s, the mingling of religion and popular culture has attracted quite some scholarly attention, ranging through sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians, and academics from the field of cultural and media studies (see Lynch 2007: 1–4; van Nieuwkerk 2011).

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