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On Defi Ning Muslims

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The author discusses how she and her team attempts to deal with the presentation of the data in the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, whilst suggesting some caveats about how the data accumulated in this publication can be used. One way of creating a transparent critical platform is to distinguish between a 'category' and a 'group', such that a 'category' refers to the collection of data about Muslims. From this perspective, 'Muslims' can be viewed as a category with reference to the interest of our respective fields of research. The description of Muslims in categories of 'practising/observing Muslims' and 'cultural/nominal' Muslims can be problematic because the descriptions are ambivalent and reflect contestation.

Keywords: cultural difference; Muslim organisation



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