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Mosques in the Metropolis: Incivility, Caste, and Contention in Europe

Elisabeth Becker

Abstract

The so-called “Muslim question” of the twenty-first century has come to replace the so-called “Jewish question” of the twentieth, placing ethno-religious minorities at the center of debates over who and what can belong to post-Enlightenment Europe. Mosques in the Metropolis: Incivility, Caste, and Contention in Europe turns this question on its head—focusing instead on the question of Europe through an ethnography of two urban mosques, The East London Mosque and the Şehitlik Mosque, Berlin. Bringing nineteenth-twentieth century Jewish thinkers into conversation with the everyday lives of these ... More

Keywords: Muslim question, Jewish question, Şehitlik Mosque, East London Mosque, caste, undercaste, incivility, postcolonial, postimperial, metropolis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226781501
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226781785.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisabeth Becker, author
University College Dublin