Muslim Civil Society in Urban Public Spaces: Globalization, Discursive Shifts, and Social Movements
- Author(s): Lubeck, Paul;
- Britts, Bryana
- et al.
Framing: Muslim Movements in Urban Situations We live in an intellectual moment when the complexity of the global Islamic revival renders it difficult to generalize about Muslim institutions, social movements and discursive practices. While diversity and locality remain paramount features of Muslim cities, globalization has inadvertently nurtured the extension of transnational Muslim networks into a web of interconnected cities. Quite opportunistically, urban-based Muslim networks now thrive in the interstitial spaces created by the new global communication and transportation infrastructures. What, then, are the long-term patterns for Muslims in cities?