Islam in the post-Communist Balkans: alternative pathways to God

  title={Islam in the post-Communist Balkans: alternative pathways to God},
  author={Arolda Elbasani and Olivier Roy},
  journal={Southeast European and Black Sea Studies},
  pages={457 - 471}
  • A. Elbasani, O. Roy
  • Published 17 June 2015
  • Sociology
  • Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
The Islamic ‘revival’ in the Balkans has raised many questions among mainstream politicians and academics, who tend to look at religion as a repository of ethno-national identities, and hence a risky ‘depot’, furthering divisions between and among national entities. How believers themselves discover, articulate and experience their faith is often lost in the grand narratives of nations’ assumed uniformity and the related criteria of inclusion and exclusion. This article shifts the analytical… Expand
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