Islamic Schools in France: Minority Integration and Separatism in Western Society

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This book, the first on the growing phenomenon of private full-time K-12 Muslim schools in France, investigates whether these schools participate in the communautarisme (or ethnic/cultural separatism) that Muslims are often accused of or if their founding is a sign of integration, given that most of private education in France is subsidized by the government. Is Islam compatible with the West? This study proposes an answer to this question through the lens of Muslim education in France, adding to our understanding of the so-called resurgence of religion following the demise of the secularization theory and shedding new light on religion’s place in the West and of Islam in diasporic contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages175
ISBN (Electronic)9783030038342
ISBN (Print)9783030038335
StatePublished - Jan 29 2019


  • Averroes High School
  • Communautarisme
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • ethnic separatism
  • ethnicity in education
  • government subsidies
  • headscarfs
  • private Islamic secondary schools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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