Islamic Movements In Secular Societies: Grammars Of Experience

Grant number: DP0772653 | Funding period: 2007 - 2012



There is increasing public debate about the place of Islam in western societies, but little reference to lived experience. At a same time, we are witnessing new forms of Islamic movements and experiences, in particular among a 'global generation' of young people. This study explores forms of tension and grammars of creativity, assisting actors make sense of and communicate their experience. It also grapples with new global forms of violence that profoundly impact personal experience. This project aims at understanding new forms of social creativity, as well as new types of tension, and to assist rethinking both contemporary security and citizenship.