Long viewed as Spain’s "most Moorish city," Granada is now home to a growing Muslim population of Moroccan migrants and European converts to Islam. Mikaela H. Rogozen-Soltar examines how various residents of Granada mobilize historical narratives about the city’s Muslim past in order to navigate tensions surrounding contemporary ethnic and religious pluralism. Focusing particular attention on the gendered, racial, and political dimensions of this new multiculturalism, Rogozen-Soltar explores how Muslim-themed tourism and Islamic cultural institutions coexist with anti-Muslim sentiments.
Preface: Between Convivencia and Malafollá: Coexistence or Exclusion?
Introduction: Andalusian Encounters and the Politics of Islam
1. Historical Anxiety and Everyday Historiography
2. Paradoxes of Muslim Belonging and Difference
3. Muslim Disneyland and Moroccan Danger Zones: Islam, Race, and Space
4. A Reluctant Convivencia: Minority Representation and Unequal Multiculturalism
5. Embodied Encounters: Gender, Islam, and Public Space
Conclusion: Granada Moored and Unmoored
"Of all the book’s persuasive arguments, what stands out is Rogozen-Soltar’s careful engagement of the heterogeneity of Granada’s Muslim community and her attention to the ways disparity figures into Muslims’ relations with one another as much as their encounters with others. An insightful study of multiculturalism and religion in Europe, relevant to scholars, students, and general readers."