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Islam and Dispossession

January 23, 20207:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe Ambassadors’ Hall (at Calle Alcalá, 62, First Floor). 7:00 p.m. Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
In Spanish.

On Thursday, January 23, Casa Árabe and the Ediciones del Oriente y del Mediterráneo publishing firm are presenting this book coordinated by Luz Gómez, including fifteen articles by the same number of authors.

The presentation will be given by Luz Gómez herself, a professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Gonzalo Fernández Parrilla, a professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Waleed Saleh, a professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and Danae Fonseca Azuara, a PhD candidate in Arab and Islamic Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

The fifteen articles which make up this tome, coordinated by Luz Gómez, have been structured to provide an analysis of the dynamics of dispossession endured by the Muslim world and the way in which social, artistic and doctrinaire movements are seeking to transform them. The first section (“Charisma, Leadership, Authority”) discusses the relations between legitimacy and power within the transnational context of Islam today. The second section (“Identity, Language, Gender”) shows the schism which has been created in the traditional roles of language and gender when defining the personal and collective identities of Muslims. The third section (“Narratives, Change, Dissidence”) delves into the forms of artistic expression used by dissidents and their movements in seeking transgression. Last of all, the fourth section (“Elites, Discourse, Conceptualization”) takes a closer look at the signs for reconfiguration of the singular and collective self which affect the way in which all things Islamic are projected both inside and outside of mainstream Muslim contexts.

Presentation information sheet

The book’s authors
Elena Arigita, In the Crosshairs: Imams as mediating leaders for Islam in Spain
Javier Barreda Sureda, Al-Sisi’s Impossible Charisma
José M. Copete, Humanitarianism and the Epidemic of Refugee Camps in the Balkans
Lidia Fernández Fonfría, Sufism and “Spiritual Security” in Morocco
Gonzalo Fernández Parrilla and Jesús Zanón, Algarabías of Past and Present. Najat El Hachmi: A neo-Moorish Writer?
Clarisa Danae Fonseca Azuara, A Nation Imagined, a Nation Feminized: The Palestinian motherland
Laura Galián, Anarchism Truncated: Italian workers and the epistemic privileges of colonization
Moisés Garduño García, Islam and Interpretive Space: A closer look at the Aerosol Arabic project
Luz Gómez Ibn Hazm as Read by Salafists: Authority and theology of of Al-Andalus in the twenty-first century
Julio Guerrero, The Religious Discourse in Southern Mediterranean Rap
Juan A. Macías Amoretti, Orientalism as a Theoretical Framework: Possibilities and limitations based on the analysis of Maghrebi intellectual discourse
Rafael Ortega Rodrigo, The Salafist Movement in the Twenty-First Century: Model of the Prophet and ghettoization
Sonia Prieto Monteagudo, Enforcement of Islamic Law in Muslim Migrant Communities in Spain: From linguistic problems to legal problems
Waleed Saleh, Arab Theater Beyond Islam
Islam and Dispossession