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Factors Determining Religious Identity Construction Among Western-Born Muslims: Towards a Theoretical Framework
Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (2008)
Abstract

The aim of this articleis to analyze, on thebasis ofa particular theoretical approachto identity construction, the factors that shape and help delineate various types of (religious) identity constructions among Western-born generations of Muslims.The author argues that a theoretical framework that combines a socio-cultural use of religion in the construction of group identity with that of scriptural interpret-ation provides the optimal conceptual tool for not only understanding the formationof religious identity among Western-born and or Western-raised generations of Muslims, but also for delineating between different types of identities being acquired by the Muslims living in the West

Keywords
  • western muslims,
  • western muslims identity construction,
  • progressive muslims,
  • neo-traditional salafis,
  • salafism
Publication Date
2008
Citation Information
"Factors Determining Religious Identity Construction Among Western-Born Muslims: Towards a Theoretical Framework" Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ardita_gerti/102/