Hello, I’m writing to let SAE members know about my recently published book, Spain Unmoored: Migration, Conversion, and the Politics of Islam (2017, Indiana University Press, New Anthropologies of Europe series). It might be of interest to those working on or teaching about Islam, migration, race, historical memory, gender, and urban anthropology in Europe.
From the press:
Long viewed as Spain’s “most Moorish city,” Granada is now home to a growing Muslim population of Moroccan migrants and European converts to Islam. Mikaela H. Rogozen-Soltar examines how various residents of Granada mobilize historical narratives about the city’s Muslim past to navigate tensions surrounding contemporary ethnic and religious pluralism. Focusing particular attention on the gendered, racial, and political dimensions of this new multiculturalism, Rogozen-Soltar explores how Muslim-themed tourism and Islamic cultural institutions coexist with anti-Muslim sentiments.