The Resource Secularism confronts Islam, Olivier Roy ; translated by George Holoch

Secularism confronts Islam, Olivier Roy ; translated by George Holoch

Label
Secularism confronts Islam
Title
Secularism confronts Islam
Statement of responsibility
Olivier Roy ; translated by George Holoch
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "The denunciation of fundamentalism in France, embodied in the law against the veil and the deportation of imams, has shifted into a systematic attack on all Muslims and Islam. This hostility is rooted in the belief that Islam cannot be integrated into French - and, consequently, secular and liberal - society. However, as Olivier Roy makes clear in this book, Muslim intellectuals have made it possible for Muslims to live concretely in a secularized world while maintaining their identities as "true believers." They have formulated a language that recognizes two spaces: that of religion and that of secular society." "Roy's rare portrait of the realities of immigrant Muslim life offers a necessary alternative to the popular specter of an "Islamic threat." Supporting his arguments with his extensive research on Islamic history, sociology, and politics, Roy demonstrates the limits of our understanding of contemporary Islamic religious practice in the West and the role of Islam as a
  • Screen onto which Western societies project their own identity crisis."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
LGG
Dewey number
322/.10944
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
BP65.F8
LC item number
R6913 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Columbia international affairs online. Books
Label
Secularism confronts Islam, Olivier Roy ; translated by George Holoch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-115) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: laïcité and the identity of France -- French laïcité and Islam: which is the exception? -- Islam and secularization -- The crisis of the secular state and the new forms of religiosity -- De facto secularization
Control code
ocn316188825
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 128 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231511797
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b23484214
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)316188825
  • pebcs0231511795
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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