E também muçulmanos /And Muslim as well / Y musulmanes también, colloque international, 19 décembre 2011, Lisbonne (Portugal).
This Conference will focus on the cultural politics regarding Islam in Europe using a comparative approach. We will discuss the concept of Muslim diaspora as it has been refined through the use of new technologies of power and the popularization of the debate on Islam.
In the aftermath of 9.11 the Islamic manifestations have become strongly regulated by the European states, that frequently present themselves as “host countries”. This process was accelerated by the present crisis and gave rise to anxiogenic productions of ‘normative islam’ both within and outside Muslim communities. Through a perspective mainly, but not exclusively, ethnographic, rooted in the Middle East Studies traditions, we will discuss some aspects of these productions from the political, legal and cultural point of view.
Most of the participants are engaged in a Research Project lead by the Department of Anthropology of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and the Conference will present and discuss its research findings. The Conference will inaugurate with a keynote presentation on Recovering the Past: Women, Islam and the politics of Identity, by Marnia Lazreg from the City University of New York.
The Conference will be held on December 19th in Lisbon (Portugal) at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and it is also sponsored by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, CRIA – Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (Lisbon), Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.
Departamento de Antropología Social
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Campus de Cantoblanco