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In the House of War: Dutch Islam Observed

Sam Cherribi

Abstract

This book exposes the “trifecta of coercion”—the triple pressures of Muslim orthodoxy’s expectations for individuals, Dutch—and European, in general—expectations for immigrants, and the individual’s day to day challenges which are complicated by his identity as a Muslim immigrant in a non-Muslim culture, or, as the imams call it, “in the house of war.” The trifecta of coercion, a cultural dynamic identified by the book, acts as a pulverizing machine that destroys the individual who happens to be Muslim and reconstitutes him or her as someone who is only a part of a larger, alienated, monolithi ... More

Keywords: trifecta of coercion, imams, secular, mosques,Arkoun, sociogenesis, diaspora, Umma, politics of the sacred, Bourdieu, Pim Fortuyn, Theo van Gogh, Geert Wilders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199734115
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734115.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sam Cherribi, author
Emory University
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