Presentation of the book Iberian Interculturalism: Can it Survive Economic Trauma and New Extremisms?
(Communication - Portugal - Anglais) (Traduction non officielle)
Début 20/03/2013 - 12:15
Fin 20/03/2013 - 14:00
Lieu Georgetown University, Washington, Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center, 270; Address: 37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057, USA
Organisateur Georgetown University, Washington, USA
Site web http://guevents.georgetown.edu/event/al-andalus_rediscovered_iberias_new_muslims
The book Iberian Interculturalism: Can it Survive Economic Trauma and New Extremisms? authored by Marvine Howe will be presented in Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA. The book recounts the "retaking" of Al-Andalus by Iberia's new Muslims, which include groups as diverse as students, farm workers, female professionals, and clerics, and their successful integration into a strongly Roman Catholic culture. Marvine Howe shares not only the experiences of Iberia's Muslims but also the reactions of Spanish and Portuguese officials, academics, NGOs, and ordinary citizens, who have found ways to incorporate Muslims and other immigrants into Iberian society despite domestic and European pressure to do otherwise. She also revisits the events of March 11, 2004, when Muslim extremists launched a devastating attack on Madrid's transportation system, and investigates these events in relation to Al-Qaeda's stated intent to reclaim Al-Andalus for Islam. Howe pursues several basic threads, such as whether Iberia's humane immigration policies can be exported to other European contexts and whether the Andalusian spirit of tolerance and diversity will prevail over a troubled economy and heightened radicalism -- in both the Islamic world and the West.