Inventing the Muslim Cool : Islamic Youth Culture in Western Europe Paperback / softback
In the current environment of a growing Muslim presence in Europe, young Muslims have started to develop a subculture of their own.
The manifestations reach from religious rap and street wear with Islamic slogans to morally 'impeccable' comedy.
This form of religiously permissible fun and of youth-compatible worship is actively engaged in shaping the future of Islam in Europe and of Muslim/non-Muslims relations. Based on a vast collection of youth cultural artefacts, participant observations and in-depth interviews in France, Britain and Germany, this book provides a vivid description of Islamic youth culture and explores the reasons why young people develop such a culture.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 242 pages, 7 b/w & 8 color illus
- Publisher: Transcript Verlag
- Publication Date: 15/11/2013
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9783837625110