Making European Muslims provides an in-depth examination of what it
means to be a young Muslim in Europe today, where the assumptions,
values and behavior of the family and those of the majority society
do not always coincide. Focusing on the religious socialization of
Muslim children at home, in semi-private Islamic spaces such as
mosques and Quran schools, and in public schools, the original
contributions to this volume focus largely on countries in northern
Europe, with a special emphasis on the Nordic region, primarily
Denmark. Case studies demonstrate the ways that family life, public
education, and government policy intersect in the lives of young
Muslims and inform their developing religious beliefs and
practices. Mark Sedgwick's introduction provides a framework for
theorizing Muslimness in the European context, arguing that Muslim
children must navigate different and sometimes contradictory
expectations and demands on their way to negotiating a European
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