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« Venez comme vous êtes à l’islam tel qu’il est ». Individualisme religieux et travail de conversion dans une organisation musulmane américaine

Abstract : “Come as you are to Islam as it is”. Religious individualism and the work of conversion within an American Muslim organization -- Relying on in-depth interviews with Muslim converts and ethnographic observations in an American Muslim organization, this article critically examines the discursive centrality of religious individualism in conversion stories. It seeks to complicate these discourses by identifying the modalities through which religious organizations continue to shape beliefs and practices. In the organization under study, which caters primarily to the well-to-do and educated sections of the American Muslim population, the work of conversion draws its effectiveness from the fact that it is euphemized. Such work of conversion is also a work of distinction that reflects class preferences and enables boundary making with other interpretations of Islam.
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Juliette Galonnier. « Venez comme vous êtes à l’islam tel qu’il est ». Individualisme religieux et travail de conversion dans une organisation musulmane américaine. Genèses. Sciences sociales et histoire, 2021, 2021/3 (124), pp.9 - 30. ⟨10.3917/gen.124.0009⟩. ⟨hal-03384107⟩

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