Decentering Europe, Recentering Islam

Göle, Nilüfer
November 2012
New Literary History;Autumn2012, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p665
Academic Journal
An essay that focuses on the issue of seeing Europe as autonomous, instead of one that is influenced by forces like Islam, is presented. The author suggests that the decentering of Europe is closely related to the recentering of Islam which is an effect of migration, the fall of Berlin Wall, its anachronistic presence in contemporary Europe, its being part of the European public sphere, the Turkish candidacy for European Union membership, and the Arab Spring and post-Europeanity notion.


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