Inventing the Muslim Cool : Islamic Youth Culture in Western Europe, Paperback / softback Book

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:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9783837625110



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