7AAH3015 The Making of Muslims in Europe: Empire, Immigration, Citizenship
Credit value: 20 credits
Module convenor/tutor: Mr AbdoolKarim Vakil
Teaching pattern: 10 x 2-hour weekly seminars
Assessment: coursework, 1 x 4,000 word essay
This module offers a historical perspective on the making of the contemporary Muslim question in Europe. Opting for a thematic approach it foregrounds and critically explores different aspects of colonial and postcolonial governance and the emergence of contemporary Muslim subjectivities through detailed discussion of diversely and historically configured spatial contexts and relations of power. Through focused reading of core texts we draw on the lives and experiences of numerous individuals and communities, from colonial subjecthood, and immigration, to postcolonial citizenship, and on the histories, policies and trajectories of a number of European countries from the late nineteenth to the twenty first century.