The Resource The revival of Islam in the post-communist Balkans : coercive nationalisms and new pathways to God, Arolda Elbasani

The revival of Islam in the post-communist Balkans : coercive nationalisms and new pathways to God, Arolda Elbasani

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The revival of Islam in the post-communist Balkans : coercive nationalisms and new pathways to God
Title
The revival of Islam in the post-communist Balkans
Title remainder
coercive nationalisms and new pathways to God
Statement of responsibility
Arolda Elbasani
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Islamic 'revival' in the Balkans has raised many questions among mainstream politicians and academics, who tend to look at religion as a repository of ethno-national identities, and hence a risky 'depot', furthering divisions between and among national entities. How believers themselves discover, articulate and experience their faith, is often lost in the grand narratives of nations' assumed uniformity and the related criteria of inclusion and exclusion. This article shifts the analytical focus from nation-centric debates on the revival of Islam to believers' personalized discovery, practice and pursuit of faith since the fall of Communism. The analysis suggests a bifurcation between state authorities and centralized Islamic hierarchies that view Islam as an important marker of identity on the one hand, and emerging faith communities that rely upon alternative sources of knowledge and authority on the other. All the while, the Islamic phenomenon is no longer only the bearer of ethno-national alternatives, but also the symptom of new spaces that blend a variety of new actors as well as overlapping national, regional and global processes
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IT-FiEUI
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Elbasani, Arolda
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
  • EUI working papers. RSC
  • EUI papers
  • RELIGIOWEST
Series volume
2015/28
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam
  • Muslims
  • Balkan Peninsula
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The revival of Islam in the post-communist Balkans : coercive nationalisms and new pathways to God, Arolda Elbasani
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/35477
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Publication
Note
Subject: Islam; Religion and politics; National identity; Faith communities; Balkans
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17817298
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
14 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945784587
Label
The revival of Islam in the post-communist Balkans : coercive nationalisms and new pathways to God, Arolda Elbasani
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/35477
Publication
Note
Subject: Islam; Religion and politics; National identity; Faith communities; Balkans
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17817298
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
14 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945784587

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