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    Communities and Identity: continuity and change

    Gidley, Benjamin and Meer, N. (2016) Communities and Identity: continuity and change. In: Meri, J. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations. Routledge Handbooks in Religion. London, UK and New York, U.S.: Routledge, pp. 235-251. ISBN 9780415645164.

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    This chapter explores notions of community and identity among Jews and Muslims in the West and the Middle East, including similarities and interactions between groups and traditions. It starts with a brief discussion of the contested meanings of these key terms before introducing their importance to classical Judaism and Islam. The differing contexts in which Judaism and Islam developed – exile and minority one hand and ideal of the Caliphate on the other – have led to contrasting inflections of community and belonging as well as some similarities. The chapter goes on to explore how the arrival of modernity reshaped community and belonging globally and how multiculturalism, identity politics, and other more recent configurations have reshaped them yet again.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Muslim-Jewish relations, Jews, Muslims, identity, community
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Ben Gidley
    Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2016 11:08
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:30


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