|Title||European Muslim Diasporic Geographies: Media Use and the Production of Translocality|
This article, based on extensive fieldwork among Muslim communities in five western European countries, explores the ways in which European Muslims ‘situate’ themselves emotionally, culturally and politically vis-à-vis fellow Muslims in Europe and the Muslim world. Drawing on theories of space, place and identity, the article examines processes that amount to the construction of translocal/transnational phenomenological geographies through the utilization of time/space distanciating technologies to cultivate long-distance relations that are crucial to the identification process of European Muslims. Through these they engage in processes of cultural negotiation and translation, of forging of local and translocal links and solidarities that rest on making cognitive and emotional investments and thereby constructing and disseminating narratives shared among themselves and other Muslims.
|Keywords||Muslim geographies ; geographical imagination ; European Muslims ; translocality ; transnational imagination ; collective action|
|Journal||Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication|
|Journal citation||9 (1), pp. 62-86|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1163/18739865-00901007|
|Published||01 Jan 2016|