Interrogating the Interrogators: Managing Muslims in Germany
News vom 24.01.2023
The Religious Studies Project
In this episode host Candace Mixon and guest Schirin Amir-Moazami discuss Amir-Moazami’s book, Interrogating Muslims: The Liberal-Secular Matrix of Integration as a starting point in discussing topics such state categorizations of religion in the liberal state and considerations of religion and secularism. Through examples of German swimming classes and citizenship tests, Amir-Moazami suggests that in relational moments, there are places to look for state reinforcement of its own bodily needs and governing of subjects that cannot govern themselves.
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