Catarina Kinvall and Paul Nesbitt-Larking, The Political Psychology of Globalization: Muslims in the West

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Mohiuddin, Asif. 2014. “Catarina Kinvall and Paul Nesbitt-Larking, The Political Psychology of Globalization: Muslims in the West”. Islam and Civilisational Renewal </Br> ICR Journal 5 (4).


The concept of globalisation reflects the era of intense social change, where capital, data, thoughts, individuals move inexorably across the hereditary map of nation-state circumferences and cultural perimeters. The contemporary
globalised world is characterised by the emergence of a series of striking actions and responses evidenced and made concrete in a series of dramatic events. The evolution of intense and penetrative vigilance against the rampant exchange of ‘estranged’ cultural values and civilisational clashes has heightened ethnocentrism in the West. Due to the enhanced immigration flows, the minority communities particularly Muslims have been affected. In response to this predicament, minority rights have become more acute as Western nations have attempted to assimilate and subsequently incorporate the new citizens. The book entitled: The Political Psychology of Globalization — Muslims in the West, by Catarina Kinnvall and Paul Nesbitt-Larking is a welcome contribution to our understanding of minorities in multicultural societies, putting forward the integration policy framework and the Muslim responses to it. The work attempts to examine the identity perspectives by analysing the global-local interactions,
and also intends to understand the concept of identity in multicultural societies by utilising the deep socioeconomic insights; critical political concepts and narratives focusing on political and psychological experiences. Thus accommodating the vast dialectical framework, the concept of identity is addressed in the context of constant strife for authority, knowledge and discourse.


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