The Construction of Muslim Identities in Contemporary Brazil by Cristina Maria de Castro

By Cristina Maria de Castro

This e-book exhibits the result of my doctoral thesis in Social Sciences in regards to the development of Muslim identities in São Paulo, the nation which gets extra Muslim immigrants in Brazil. the problem of development of identities of this non secular minority used to be undertaken on the subject of: a) the pressures of Brazilian society, characterised via the powerful presence of Catholicism, the expansion of Protestantism, the essentially Western tradition, the secular kingdom, the dependency of the us and the culture of welcoming immigrants and soaking up them in a strategy of Brazilianization; b) the effect of globalization over this minority team, either within the experience of the propagation of adverse stereotypes relating to Islam and its trustworthy, on account of the impression of the Orientalist media and academia, in addition to the experience of strengthening of the bonds of the diaspora with the remainder of the Muslim international; c) the inner negotiations among immigrants and converts and among women and men for the definition of what's a Muslim; and d) the prospective visual appeal of alternative Islamic practices and discourses generated by means of varied occupations, ethnicities and spatial distributions, during the comparative learn of the Muslim groups of Campinas and São Paulo urban.
Besides illustrating the diversity of values, conceptions and ideology Muslims have in Brazil, this paintings intends to facilitate the belief of what's a made from the nationwide and cultural context and what's a manufactured from worldwide traits that impact Muslim minorities through the global, featuring a comparative study among the Muslim groups in Brazil and the Netherlands.

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