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‘This is just where we are in history’: Jewish-Muslim dialogue, temporality, and modalities of solidarity

Egorova, Yulia (2022) '‘This is just where we are in history’: Jewish-Muslim dialogue, temporality, and modalities of solidarity.', in Jews and Muslims in Europe: Between Discourse and Experience. , pp. 231-249. Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion., 13


Building upon an ethnographic study of initiatives in Jewish-Muslim dialogue in the UK, I explore the way Muslim participants in such initiatives conceptualise the position of their community in the UK in relation to that of their Jewish co-citizens. I argue that while at first blush my Muslim interlocutors appear to read their community, in some historical time-frames, as being in a position of relative disadvantage in comparison to that of their Jewish counterparts, further analysis of their understanding of the positionalities of British Jews and British Muslims reveals a theorization that conveys a strong sense of solidarity with British Jewish citizens and unequivocally conceptualizes them as a political minority. I also suggest that these comparative reflections on the minority condition bear a productive potential for drawing public attention to specific challenges that different minority groups face.

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Publisher statement:© Yulia Egorova, 2022 This is an open access chapter distributed under the terms of the cc-by 4.0 license.
Date accepted:21 September 2021
Date deposited:03 December 2021
Date of first online publication:16 May 2022
Date first made open access:04 July 2022

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