Amplifying Islam in the European Soundscape: Religious by Pooyan Tamimi Arab

By Pooyan Tamimi Arab

Public manifestations of Islam stay fiercely contested around the international West. reports up to now have taken with the visible presence of Islam – the development of mosques or the veiling of Muslim ladies. Amplifying Islam within the ecu Soundscape is the 1st ebook so as to add a sonic size to analyses of the politics of Islamic aesthetics in Europe.

Sound doesn't recognize public/private limitations, and other people adventure sound viscerally. As such, the general public amplification of the azan, the decision to prayer, deals a distinct chance to appreciate what's at stake in debates over non secular toleration and secularism. The Netherlands have been one of the first ecu nations to permit the amplification of the azan within the Nineteen Eighties, and Pooyan Tamimi Arab explores this as a case research embedded in a broader background of Dutch non secular pluralism.

The book offers a pointed critique of social theories that regard secularism as all-encompassing. whereas cultural sorts of secularism exclude Muslim rights to public worship, Amplifying Islam within the eu Soundscape argues that political and constitutional secularism additionally permits Muslim calls for for amplifying calls to prayer. It lines how those exclusions and inclusions are effected via proposals for mosques, media debates, legislation and coverage, but in addition in negotiations at the flooring among citizens, municipalities and mosques.

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