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Muslim Youth and the 9/11 Generation


Edited by Adeline Masquelier and Benjamin F. Soares

A new cohort of Muslim youth has arisen since the attacks of 9/11, facilitated by the proliferation of recent communication technologies and the Internet. By focusing on these young people as a heterogeneous global cohort, the contributors to this volume—who draw from a variety of disciplines—show how the study of Muslim youth at this particular historical juncture is relevant to thinking about the anthropology of youth, the anthropology of Islamic and Muslim societies, and the post-9/11 world more generally. These scholars focus on young Muslims in a variety of settings in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North America and explore the distinct pastimes and performances, processes of civic engagement and political action, entrepreneurial and consumption practices, forms of self-fashioning, and aspirations and struggles in which they engage as they seek to understand their place and make their way in a transformed world.

2016. 312 pp., 1 halftone, notes, references, index, 6 x 9

Contributors: Hatsuki Aishima, Mayanthi L. Fernando, Noorhaidi Hassan, Simon Hawkins, Magnus Marsden, Adeline Masquelier, Hisyar Ozsoy, Jennifer Selby, Benjamin F. Soares

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Introduction: Muslim Youth and the 9/11 Generation
Adeline Masquelier and Benjamin F. Soares

Chapter One: The Rage of Young Martyrs: A Unifying Ideology in the Tunisian Revolution
Simon Hawkins

Chapter Two: In War and in Peace: The ’90s Generation and the Shifting Political Time-Space of Kurdish Children in Turkey
Hisyar Ozsoy

Chapter Three: Becoming Taliban: Islam and Youth in Northern Afghanistan
Magnus Marsden

Chapter Four: Are We All Amr Khaled?: Islam and the Facebook Generation of Egypt
Hatsuki Aishima

Chapter Five: The Unpredictable Imagination of Muslim French: Citizenship, Public Religiosity, and Political Possibility in France
Mayanthi L. Fernando

Chapter Six: “Funky Teenagers Love God”: Islam and Youth Activism in Post-Suharto Indonesia
Noorhaidi Hasan

Chapter Seven: Malian Youths between Sufism and Satan
Benjamin F. Soares

Chapter Eight: “The Diamond Ring Now Is the Thing”: Young Muslim Torontonian Women Negotiating Mahr on the Web
Jennifer A. Selby

Chapter Nine: “The Mouthpiece of an Entire Generation”: Hip-Hop, Truth, and Islam in Niger
Adeline Masquelier


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