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Faire communauté en société

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Laurent Amiotte-Suchet
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Ivan Sainsaulieu
, 
Monika Salzbrunn

Quatrième partie. Logiques nationales ou territoriales

Is there a Muslim community? research among Islamic associations in Germany

Riem Spielhaus

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COMMUNITIES, PARISHES, OR CONGREGATIONS: THE TROUBLE TO FIND THE RIGHT NAME FOR SPACES OF RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL PRACTICE

In the beginning of 2005 the commissioner for Integration of the Berlin Senate asked me to update a publication on mosques in Berlin from 1999. Half a year later Alexa Färber, a colleague from the social anthropological department, and I started a second survey on Berlin’s Islamic prayer rooms that was finally published in December 2006. We departed from and focused on Islamic prayer rooms to approach Islamic communities in the German sense of the word Gemeinde, which depicts rather congregation or parish than Gemeinschaft.1 With the focus on religious life and practice as well as on questions of representation and participation of communities in society and politics we tried to elude the essentialization of people with Muslim background in Europe as exclusively religious, since this is how people with Muslim background are presented in the public as well as in the ...

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