Ethnic Muslims and the ‘Halal Movement’ in Tatarstan

in Anthropological Journal of European Cultures
Author: Matteo Benussi1
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  • 1 University of Cambridge
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The ‘halal movement’ is an orientation predominantly mobilised by urban youth and by the emerging urban middle class in Tatarstan. It articulates a cosmopolitan, universal Islamic discourse, explicitly separates ethnicity and Muslimness, and stages religion as an ethical issue, tied neither to a nation nor to a theological doctrine.