17. Studying Muslims of Europe

  1. Ullrich Kockel2,
  2. Máiréad Nic Craith2 and
  3. Jonas Frykman3
  1. Gabriele Marranci

Published Online: 23 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118257203.ch17

A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe

A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe

How to Cite

Marranci, G. (2012) Studying Muslims of Europe, in A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe (eds U. Kockel, M. Nic Craith and J. Frykman), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118257203.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Ulster, UK

  2. 3

    Lund University, Sweden

Author Information

  1. National University of Singapore, Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190732

Online ISBN: 9781118257203



  • studying Muslims of Europe;
  • aspects of Muslim life, of major concerns to politicians;
  • studying Muslims in Europe, challenges faced;
  • individual's sense of themselves, emotions and feelings;
  • Muslims in Europe after 9/11, wrongly perceived as enemies within;
  • anthropology of Muslims of Europe;
  • study of Muslims in Europe, a lack of rational planning, paradigm;
  • anthropology of Muslims, paradigm for humans involved in social actions;
  • “I feel to be Muslim,” how identity, is expressed, formed;
  • anthropology of Muslims, the “human” aspect, evading “Culture Talk”


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Defining Muslims

  • Anthropology of Muslims of Europe or in Europe?

  • Rethinking the Anthropological Study of Muslims as “of Europe

  • Conclusion

  • References