Religious Studies and Theology, Vol 34, No 2 (2015)

Reconsidering Limited Representations of Islam and Muslims: Guidance through Métissage and Learning from Lived Experiences

Zahra Kasamali
Issued Date: 14 Dec 2015


The spirit and intent of this reflection is to open up the ways in which the “single storying” of Islam and Muslims limits more ethical forms of relationality. This reflective piece seeks to make evident the ways in which limited representations of particular faith traditions produces feelings of isolation, exclusion and a sense of disconnect from others. Drawing upon métissage principles, this reflection will elucidate lived experiences on their own terms. Métissage as a research sensibility and political praxis can validate ways of knowing and being that are often denied.

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DOI: 10.1558/rsth.v34i2.29231


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