Islamic Religiosity in the West: Belonging and Political Engagement in Multicultural Societies

This report presents findings from a three-year Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project. The project uses a comparative approach to explore the everyday experiences of a broad cross-section of practising Muslims in the West.

The study provides insights into the role of Islamic beliefs, rituals, and faith-based community practices in shaping experiences of active citizenship, belonging, and political engagement in three countries: Australia, France, and the USA. Fieldwork was conducted in selected Western cities in three countries: 1) Australia (Melbourne);2) France (Lyon and Grenoble with complementary interview data from Paris); and 3) USA (Detroit).

Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
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