Monday, December 3, 2018 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Morrill Hall, 404
Cornell University Dept, 159 Central Avenue, Morrill Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-4701, USA
Thiago De Carvalho will discuss the identities formation, dynamics and plurality of Brazilian Islamic communities and its members. First, based on historical data, the presentation will divide early Islamic communities into four defining moments: (i) the colonizer cultural formation, (ii) Muslim slaves' immigration on nineteenth century, (iii) Syrian-Lebanese immigration and the recent phenomenon of the (iv) Brazilians' conversion to the Islam. The second part will present the geographic distribution of the main Brazilian mosques, its representative entities and their dynamics within the Brazilian society. The third part will discuss the development of Islam in Brazil and its challenges. At last, It will be suggested a socio-historical perspective on the analysis of Brazilian Muslims' identities.