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Why Muslim integration fails in Christian-heritage societies

Author: Claire L Adida; David D Laitin; Marie-Anne Valfort
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2016.
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Amid mounting fears of violent Islamic extremism, many Europeans ask whether Muslim immigrants can integrate into historically Christian countries. In a groundbreaking ethnographic investigation of France's Muslim migrant population, Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies explores this complex question. The authors conclude that both Muslim and non-Muslim French must share responsibility for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire L Adida; David D Laitin; Marie-Anne Valfort
ISBN: 9780674504929 0674504925
OCLC Number: 906121695
Description: xv, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of figures and tables --
Preface --
1. The challenge of Muslim migrants into Christian-heritage societies --
2. Anti-Muslim discrimination in the French labor market and its consequences --
3. Solving the problem of causal identification --
4. Procuring a sample --
5. Research protocols --
6. Muslim characteristics that feed rational Islamophobia --
7. Evidence of non-rational Islamophobia --
8. A discriminatory equilibrium --
9. Beyond France: Muslim immigrants in Western Europe and in the United States --
10. What is to be done? --
Appendix --
Notes --
Glossary --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Claire L. Adida, David D. Laitin, Marie-Anne Valfort.

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