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By Linda Herrera, Asef Bayat

"This is a wonderful number of essays on adolescence in a few Muslim majority (and minority) societies within the context of globalization and modernity. a selected power of this quantity is its skill to spotlight the a number of and contested roles of faith and private religion within the fashioning of up to date younger Muslim identities. Such insights usually problem secular Western grasp narratives of modernity and recommend credible reconceptualizations of what it skill to be younger and glossy in a huge swath of the area today."

-- Asma Afsaruddin, Professor of Islamic reviews, Indiana University

In fresh years, there was a proliferation of curiosity in formative years concerns and Muslim early life specifically. younger Muslims were thrust into the worldwide highlight when it comes to questions on protection and extremism, paintings and migration, and rights and citizenship. This e-book interrogates the cultures and politics of Muslim adolescence within the international South and North to appreciate their trajectories, stipulations, and offerings. Drawing on wide-ranging learn from Indonesia to Iran and Germany to the united states, it indicates that whereas nearly all of younger Muslims proportion many universal social, political, and monetary demanding situations, they show remarkably varied responses to them. faraway from being "exceptional," younger Muslims usually have as a lot in universal with their non-Muslim worldwide generational opposite numbers as they proportion between themselves. As they migrate, forge networks, innovate within the arts, grasp the instruments of recent media, and assert themselves within the public sphere, Muslim early life have emerged as very important cultural and political actors on a global stage.

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The young blared loud music from speedy cars to the dismay of Islamists. Across the capital, underground pop and rock bands thrived at covert late-night parties. Teenagers enjoyed not only the music, but also its culture and fashion—tight or baggy pants, vulgar English slang, tattoos—acquired through smuggled videos (Yaghmaian 2002: 65–71). Rap and heavy metal music, in particular, became popular. By 1999, music subcultures had become so widespread that the reformist ministry of culture was compelled to recognize and even organize the first concert of “pop music” in the Islamic Republic.

With their central preoccupation with “cultural production” or lifestyles, the young may fashion new social norms, religious practices, cultural codes, and values, without needing structured organization, leadership, or ideologies. This is because youth (non)movements are characterized less by what the young do (networking, organizing, deploying resources, mobilizing) than by how they are (in behavior, dress, speaking fashions, ways of walking, in private and public spaces). The identity of a youth movement is based not as much on collective doing as on collective being, and the forms of their expression are less collective protest than collective presence.

In these complex conditions, perhaps no medium expresses the intricacy of multiple identities among Muslim youth more vividly than music. Because of its location between the real and fictional, serious and sarcastic, musical mediation provides a wider space for expression than even verbal discourse or behavior. Musical bands can insult, be outrageous, cross boundaries, build unusual solidarities, and reach audiences of millions, Muslim and non-Muslim alike. Musical idioms are perhaps the most effective venue for outraged and excluded youth who feel the overbearing inequities of host societies, and find, through music, a way to attain a social capital of hipness and respect on the streets.

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