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Islamic Shores Along the Black Atlantic : Analysing Black and Muslim Countercultures in Post-Colonial Societies

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Gebauer, Matthias ; de Araújo, Shadia Husseini:
Islamic Shores Along the Black Atlantic : Analysing Black and Muslim Countercultures in Post-Colonial Societies.
In: Journal of Muslims in Europe. Vol. 5 (2016) Issue 1 . - pp. 11-37.
ISSN 2211-7954
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/22117954-12341317

Abstract in another language

Within the conceptual discussions of ‘Muslim diaspora’, the intersection between cultural blackness and Islam has received little attention. Yet its investigation is necessary to understand the increasing conversion to Islam among people who associate themselves with cultural blackness. In this context, Islam seems to offer new means for resistance and liberation, and contributes to transnational countercultures directed against racism and socio-economic marginalisation in post-colonial societies. Using Gilroy’s ideas of ‘the Black Atlantic’ and ‘diaspora’, we aim to develop an analytical framework to understand processes of black Muslim identity formation. The empirical foundation is provided by two case studies in Brazil and South Africa that focus on social groups who reproduce specific ideas of transnational ‘Muslim blackness’. A comparison of these allows us to offer an analytical framework for research on a ‘black and Muslim diaspora’ as a transnational counterculture.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: No
Keywords: Black Atlantic; Brazil; South Africa; Muslim Diaspora; Blackness
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Social and Population Geography
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Social and Population Geography > Chair Social and Population Geography - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eberhard Rothfuß
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 200 Religion > 290 Other religions
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
900 History and geography > 910 Geography, travel
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2020 08:06
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2020 08:06
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/57739