Быть мусульманином в России: контексты, теории и методы изучения мусульманской идентичности
The main question of this paper seems to be too general, but, in our opinion, it is no less relevant and important: how best to study Islam and Muslims in Russia? What can be said of cooperation between representatives of neighboring socil sciences and humanities in this respect? One often gets the impression that we can hardly speak of a community of researchers on Islam as such. For example, anthropologists of religion may not intersect with specialists in medieval Muslim literature in the research space, and both of them study different aspects of the Islamic tradition. However, the increasing complexity of communication processes and the emergence of new contexts are transforming not only religious reality and Muslim identity, but also approaches to its study. Classical approaches from within the discipline of Oriental Studies are clearly not enough: researchers increasingly turn to the tools of sociology, political science, mass-media studies, and so on. The main purpose of this event was to initiate an interdisciplinary discussion of the current experiences and prospects of modern scholarship on Islam.