Protected and Controlled: Islam and ‘Desecularisation from Above’ in Russia

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    This essay examines two recent Russian public debates related to Islam: the building of new mosques in Moscow and the terrorist action against Charlie Hebdo. It is argued that these cases exemplify two contradictory attitudes towards Islamic religiosity: a strong protection of ‘traditional religions’, but also tightening control and the wish to keep non-Orthodox religiosity outside the public space. The opposition to new mosques reveals an attitude towards Islam as something alien, but the protection of religious sensitivities, including Islamic ones, finds much support. These two examples reflect the simultaneous projects of the desecularisation and secularisation of Russian society.
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    LehtiEurope - Asia Studies
    Vuosikerta68
    Numero1
    Sivut182-202
    Sivumäärä21
    ISSN0966-8136
    DOI - pysyväislinkit
    TilaJulkaistu - 2016
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

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