The Good Citizen and the Good Muslim : The Nexus of Disciplining the Self and Engaging the Public

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Title The Good Citizen and the Good Muslim : The Nexus of Disciplining the Self and Engaging the Public
Author Schmidt, Garbi
Research Centre Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
Editor Hellström, Anders
Date 2017
English abstract
Based on two fieldworks in Chicago this working paper discusses the role that an Islamic organization – the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN)– plays for the invigoration of the deprived neighborhood Chicago Lawn. The working paper describes and analyses IMAN’s claim to so-called ghetto cosmopolitanism, its building on past race-based struggles in the neighborhood, and also how IMAN challenges ideas of correct religious practice within the American Muslim community. The particular context of the working paper is the festival “Takin’ it to the Streets” which is one of IMANs most prolific activities. Via its focus on popular music, graffiti art and talks the festival can be seen as an example of teaching the public – both about a minority religion but also about the potential resources of a deprived inner-city neighborhood.
Publisher Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
Series/Issue MIM Working Paper Series;17:6
Pages 23
Language eng (iso)
Subject Islam
United States
citizenship
cosmopolitanism
minorities
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note Bio Notes Garbi Schmidt is a professor of Intercultural Studies at t... (see Details for more)
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