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By Olivier Roy, Arolda Elbasani

This ebook demanding situations top-down analytical frameworks that view Islam within the Balkans as a repository of ethno-national identities and/or a possible 'depot' of clash among and between countries. It outlines a brand new conceptual framework within which believers are endowed with the capability to decide on and face up to vast classifications amidst the aggressive marketplace of faith following the autumn of communism. Written via researchers with wide and hands-on adventure within the box, the booklet presents cross-country proof at the reconfiguration of state-organized non secular fields and the emergence of latest actors and kinds of religiosity. Combining a clean analytical point of view with wealthy empirical research, the ebook furthers the certainty of Islam relatively with reference to the relation among country and faith, the position of international affects, the variety of actors who converse for Islam, the strategies of individualization of religion, and the evolution and qualities of Islam within the ecu context.

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The concluding chapter by Olivier Roy revisits the current state of the art on the post-communist recovery of Islam in the Balkans in light of the evidence gleaned from the empirical chapters. It also draws together main empirical and theoretical findings and outlines some future prognoses on emerging Islamic religiosities and the evolution of Islam in the Balkans and beyond. Going against the main thrust of the existing literature, the concluding chapter emphasizes the diversity of Muslim religiosities playing out at the local level and enacted by local agents – individual believers, religious authorities and state elites.

Such choices seemingly reflect socio-cultural binds and individual preferences, thus, challenging assumptions of clear-cut ethno-religious boundaries exacerbated by decades of ethnic conflict. In Chapter 8, Trovimova analyzes the syncretic practices of the worship of saints, evolving at the interplay between Sufism and ‘popular’ Islam, among Muslim communities of Roma in Southern Serbia and Macedonia. All the chapters in Part II show that post-communist believers have embraced a relational and negotiable conception of faith, while ‘living’ practices have developed in an increasingly detached manner from the organized religious field and the clear categorical ethno-religious confines set out at the nation-state level.

In this discourse, Islam is presented in a negative light, as the antithesis of European values like tolerance, secularism, multiculturalism, gender equality and as the nemesis of Western modernity in general. As demonstrated in Chapter 2 in this volume, some of the Christian clergy join in and give some legitimacy to this discourse propagated by the extremist and racist right, especially when, like in Greece, there is a strong symbiosis between the official religion or the established church and the national identity.

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