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Secularism, Islam and Public Intellectuals in Contemporary France

Nadia Kiwan

Abstract

Through its focus on secular Muslim public intellectuals in contemporary France, this book challenges polarizing accounts of Islam and Muslims, which have been ubiquitous in political and media debates for the last thirty years. The work of these intellectuals is significant because it expresses, in diverse ways, an ‘internal’ vision of Islam which demonstrates how Muslim identification and practices successfully engage with and are part of a culture of secularism (laïcité). The study of individual Muslim secular intellectuals in contemporary France thus takes seriously the claim that the cate ... More

Keywords: Secularism, Laïcité, Islam, Public intellectuals, Contemporary France

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781784994129
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526144270

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nadia Kiwan, author
University of Aberdeen