Islam, Gender and Transnational Belongings: Narratives of Young Muslim Women of Egyptian Origin in Italy

Renata Pepicelli


The paper explores the multiple identities constructions of young muslim women of egyptian origin who were born and/or grew up in Italy. Using an intersectional approach, the work analyzes three central aspects of identity reference points for children of migration, including the relationship with their parents’ country of origin, Egypt; the substantial sense of belonging (through formal and informal citizenship) to Italy; and the feeling of being part of a transnational Islamic umma (community) with specific European features. 


Keywords: Islam, youth, women, children of migration, Egypt, Italy 


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