"Religious Minorities: Muslims in the West and Minorities in the Islamic Societies" - International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR) Conference 2019, Barcelona

ISSR 2019 Conference, https://www.sisr-issr.org/en/conferences/conference-2019
International Society for the Sociology of Religion (Barcelona, 9-12 July 2019)
Please submit here : https://www.sisr-issr.org/en/conferences/call-for-papers
The deadline for submitting paper proposals is 16 December 2018

Religious Minorities: Muslims in the West and Minorities in the Islamic Societies

Convener(s):
Dr Yaghoob Foroutan,
Associate Professor at The University of Mazandaran

Abstract :
This panel provides an avenue to consider religious minorities with specific attention to the world’s fastest growing religion. It includes two interconnected parts: while the first part focuses on the status of Muslim minorities in the western societies, the second part looks at the status of religious minorities in the Islamic societies. In these varying contexts, this panel addresses such key questions as, but limited to, whether and to what extent do these religious minorities differ in terms of socio-economic and demographic experiences and religiosity in their residing society? In particular, do Muslim minorities differ from other religious groups in terms of these experiences? Are such experiences different within Muslim minorities by ethnicity and compositional characteristics? Whether and how significantly are such experiences influenced by the religiosity of Muslim minorities? Such particular questions can be also referred to religious minorities in the Islamic contexts. Accordingly, this panel primarily aims to explore the dimensions, determinants and differentials associated with socio-economic and demographic experiences and religiosity among Muslim minorities in the western societies and religious minorities in the Islamic societies. The contrasts designed in this panel will also provide evidence to examine Huntington’s theory asserting that Western ethno-religious minorities in the Islamic states are more discriminated against than Islamic minorities in Western states. The panel welcomes both quantitative and qualitative papers which address each of these two parts of this panel outlined above from cultural, economic, demographic and sociological perspectives.


Dr Yaghoob Foroutan
Guest Editor, Special Issue of the journal of Sociology of Social Institutions
Research Associate, University of Waikato Islamic Studies Group, New Zealand &
Associate Professor, Social Sciences Department, Mazandaran University, Iran &
Adjunct Fellow, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Australia