Muslim Matter

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Publication of the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

 

edited by Omar Kasmani and Stefan Maneval


Abstract

This book is a cooperation between doctoral fellows, alumni and alumnae, post-doctoral fellows and professors of the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS). It brings together photographs, objects, and essays as a way to present the overlooked and sometimes under-represented aspects of everyday life across various Muslim communities and societies. In doing so, it recognises and reflects upon the importance of material and visual cultures.

Our selection comprises of material gathered at the BGSMCS: photographs that researchers have recorded during fieldwork, objects and artefacts that they have brought back from the field and accompanying essays that feature multi-disciplinary perspectives on the subject.

Muslim Matter underscores the complexity and heterogeneity of Muslim lifeworlds: places where prayer goes hand in hand with ideas of amusement and simple pleasures offset the harshness of conflict-ridden environments; also communities which are in conversation with non-Muslim majorities; and occasions where the human-ness of the subject takes precedence over its Muslim-ness.


Contributors

Olly Akkerman; Schirin Amir-Moazami; Feray Coşkun; Kristina Dohrn; Markus Fiebig; Bettina Gräf; Kerstin Hünefeld; Omar Kasmani; Alina Kokoschka; Gudrun Krämer; Jasmin Mahazi; Stefan Maneval; Anton Nikolotov; Benedikt Pontzen; Jasmijn Rana; Rune Steenberg Reyhé; Mahabat Sadyrbek; Wendy Shaw; Claudia Seise; Usman Zahirzai


Contents

  • Bettina Gräf:
    Foreword
    Vorwort
  • Schirin Amir-Moazami:
    Framing Muslims or Reframing the Questions: Notes on the "Muslim Question" in Europe
    Framing Muslims: Anmerkungen zur "muslimischen Frage" in Europa
  • Omar Kasmani:
    Matter that Matters: An Orientation
    Bedeutsame Dinge: Eine Orientierung
  • Alina Kokoschka:
    The Thing with Islam: Material Culture beyond the Museum Display Case and the Cabinet of Curiosities
    Das Ding mit dem Islam: Materielle Kultur jenseits von Museumsvitrine und Kuriositätenkabinett
  • Stefan Maneval:
    Lost and Found: A Matter of Orientation
    Fundsachen: Eine Frage der Orientierung
  • Wendy Shaw:
    Objectification
    Objektivierung

 

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