Nationalism and Minority Identities in Islamic Societies

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 29 abr. 2005 - 344 páginas
The essays focus on identity formation in five minority groups - Copts in Egypt, Baha'is and Christians in Pakistan, Berbers in Algeria and Morocco, and Kurds in Turkey and Iraq. While every minority community is distinctive, the experiences of these groups show that a state's authoritarian rule, uncompromising attitude towards expressions of particularism, and failure to offer tools for inclusion are all responsible for the politicization and radicalization of minority identities. The place of Islam in this process is complex: while its initial pluralistic role was transformed through the creation of the modern nation-state, the radicalization of society in turn radicalized and politicized minority identities. Minority groups, though at times possessing a measure of political autonomy, remain intensely vulnerable.
 

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Índice

Shifting Constructions of the nonMuslim Other from Early to Modern Islam
3
Fully Egyptian but for a Tattoo?
22
Nationalism Ethnicity and Definition of Identity for a Religious Minority
58
4 The Sheep and the Goats? Christian Groups in Lebanon and Egypt in Comparative Perspective
85
The Interaction of Law and Caste in Maintaining Outsider Status
108
6 The Bahai Minority and Nationalism in Contemporary Iran
127
Amazigh Identity and the Moroccan State
164
Politicized Ethnicity and Ethnicized Politics
195
9 Kurdish Nationalism in Turkey
229
10 The Kurdish Minority Identity in Iraq
263
Conclusion
283
Bibliographies
289
Contributors
317
Index
319
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Sobre el autor (2005)

Maya Shatzmiller is professor of history at the University of Western Ontario. She is the editor of Islam and Bosnia: Conflict Resolution and Foreign Policy in Multi-Ethnic States.

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