Cool Sheikhs and Muslin Hip-Hop: Making Vernacular Muslim Identities in Europe and North America
March 30, 2010 @ 5:30pm
Mason Hall D3 A&B
George Mason University
Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program, the Middle East Etc Film Club, and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies
This talk explored some of the ways in which Muslim identity and Islamic knowledge are articulated via media and other discursive formations that resonate with the unique features and challenges of Muslim communities in Europe and North America. Through an overview of various forms of popular cultural production, including music, short videos, and new forms of consuming religion, this presentation explores the nature of contemporary Islamic religious authority and its role in the construction of a Western Islamic vernacular.
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