Special Issue "Salafism in the West"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020
Salafism both as a concept and lived reality continues to draw attention among scholars from various academic disciplines. Most of the studies on Salafism have a focus on a Muslim majority context although there are studies that explore Salafism in a Muslim minority contexts too, including that in the West. This special issue aims to bring together scholarship on any aspect of Salafism in the West from a variety of disciplinary approaches including religious studies, theology, political science and sociology of religion. Contributions on a wide range of themes will be considered. Possible themes/topics include but are not restricted to the following:
- transnational links of Salafi groups in the West;
- intra-Salafi diversity and fragmentation in the West;
- (online) debates between Salafis and Sufis in the West;
- Salafi group responses to the Islamic State and its ideology;
- post-Salafi trajectories of ex-Salafi Muslims;
- constructions of masculinity and femininity in Salafi literature in the West;
- (online) debates between Salafi and Shi’i Muslims in the West;
- indepth examinations of leading Salafi scholars and/or activists in the West;
- Salafism in particular western nation-state contexts;
- approaches to citizenship and political participation among Salafi groups in the West;
- Salafi vs. mainstream Sunni apologetics/debates in the West;
- Online engagement/presence of Salafi groups in the West.
The special issue aims to provide a comprehensive guide to the current state of the academic study of Salafism in the West.
Dr. Adis Duderija
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- Salafism in the West
- Islamic puritanism
- Salafism and Jihadism
- Salafism and transnational Islam
- Salafism and gender
- Salafism and Sufism
- Salafism and citizenship
- Salafism and Shi’ism
- Salafism online