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‘This is just where we are in history’: Jewish-Muslim dialogue, temporality, and modalities of solidarity

Egorova, Yulia

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Ben Gidley
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Samuel Sami Everett
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Abstract

Building upon an ethnographic study of initiatives in Jewish-Muslim dialogue in the UK, I explore the way Muslim participants in such initiatives conceptualise the position of their community in the UK in relation to that of their Jewish co-citizens. I argue that while at first blush my Muslim interlocutors appear to read their community, in some historical time-frames, as being in a position of relative disadvantage in comparison to that of their Jewish counterparts, further analysis of their understanding of the positionalities of British Jews and British Muslims reveals a theorization that conveys a strong sense of solidarity with British Jewish citizens and unequivocally conceptualizes them as a political minority. I also suggest that these comparative reflections on the minority condition bear a productive potential for drawing public attention to specific challenges that different minority groups face.

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Egorova, Y. (2022). ‘This is just where we are in history’: Jewish-Muslim dialogue, temporality, and modalities of solidarity. In B. Gidley, & S. S. Everett (Eds.), Jews and Muslims in Europe: Between Discourse and Experience (231-249). Brill Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004514331_012

Acceptance Date Sep 21, 2021
Online Publication Date May 16, 2022
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Dec 2, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jul 4, 2022
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
Pages 231-249
Series Title Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion
Series Number 13
Book Title Jews and Muslims in Europe: Between Discourse and Experience
ISBN 9789004514324
DOI https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004514331_012

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