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    Getting away from the noise: Jewish-Muslim interactions & narratives in E1/Barbès

    Everett, S. and Gidley, Ben (2018) Getting away from the noise: Jewish-Muslim interactions & narratives in E1/Barbès. Francospheres 7 , ISSN 2046-3820. (Submitted)

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    This article offers a comparative lens on intercultural and interreligious encounter in urban contexts in France and the UK, focusing on the commonalities and specificities of different national and municipal contexts. It offers an account of three forms of encounter, based on extensive fieldwork in two neighbourhoods of Paris and London: commercial interdependencies embedded in early phases of immigration; voluntaristic ‘interfaith-from-above’ policies shaped by state agendas developed since the beginning of the twenty-first century; and still emerging ‘interculturalism-from-below’ generated by second and third generation children of immigrants, which is marked by nostalgia and selective reading of local heritage. In doing so, it bypasses the sharp disciplinary and methodological divides that separate research on Jewish histories and cultures, Muslim communities, immigrant quarters, and postcolonial/minority ethnic contexts. It aims instead to show how intercultural and interfaith encounters often occur in mundane spaces, and operate through and despite forms of ambivalence, and in this respect offer a context in which to displace the terms of spectacular accounts of racial and civilizational conflict.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): London, Paris, East London, Barbes, Jewish-Muslim relations, interculturalism
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: The Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism
    Depositing User: Ben Gidley
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 09:59
    Last Modified: 18 Jun 2021 03:58

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