The Anthropology Of Islam Reader

Author: Jens Kreinath
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The Anthropology of Islam Reader brings together a rich variety of ethnographic work, offering an insight into various forms of Islam as practiced in different geographic, social, and cultural contexts. Topics explored include Ramadan and the Hajj, the Feast of Sacrifice, and the representation of Islam. An extensive introduction and bibliography helps students develop their understanding of the variety of methodological and theoretical approaches involved in the anthropological study of Islam. In his selections, Jens Kreinath highlights the diversity of practices and themes that were formative for this field of study, making this essential reading for students of Islam at undergraduate and graduate level.

The Anthropology Of Islam

Author: Gabriele Marranci
Editor: Berg
ISBN: 1845202856
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Acknowledgements p. ix 1 Introduction p. 1 2 Islam: Beliefs, History and Rituals p. 13 3 From Studying Islam to Studying Muslims p. 31 4 Studying Muslims in the West: Before and After September 11 p. 53 5 From the Exotic to the Familiar: Anamneses of Fieldwork among Muslims p. 71 6 Beyond the Stereotype: Challenges in Understanding Muslim Identities p. 89 7 The Ummah Paradox p. 103 8 The Dynamics of Gender in Islam p. 117 9 Conclusion p. 139 Glossary p. 147 References p. 151 Index p. 173

A New Anthropology Of Islam

Author: John R. Bowen
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521529786
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This powerful, accessible new study explores the contributions that anthropology has made to the study and understanding of Islam.

The Idea Of An Anthropology Of Islam

Author: Talal Asad
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Making Sense Of Muslim Societies

Author: Farid Fachruddin
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"In the last four decades, the study of Islam and Muslim societies has extended from only the so-called orientalist tradition and the current Islamicist trend into a trend in social research where these objects of study are observed in the spectacles of social sciences and humanities. Included in this trend, the anthropological studies of lslam and Muslim societies have experienced significant development since Evans Pritchard (1949) conducted his observation on a Muslim society in North Africa. This development encompasses studies on Muslim societies in rural and urban areas, following the trend in contemporary anthropology which also makes urban societies as their object of research and fieldwork. In this trend, Muslim anthropologists who are associated to Virginia based IIIT (International Institute of Islamic Thought) have invented 'Islamic Anthropology' which imagines an ideal theological concept of Islamic society. This study challenges the basic assumptions of "Islamic Anthropology" through exploring the case of Muslim everyday practices and local traditions in Bantaeng, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Authenticity and orthodoxy will become the key issues: are questions of authenticity and orthodoxy relevant when looking at Islam and Muslim practices in non-Saudi areas beyond the heartland of lslam? Or, as I will argue, should there be a new understanding of authenticity and orthodoxy? This study addresses the question of how Muslims in Bantaeng claim their identity as authentic Muslims, while at the same time as authentic Bugis or Makassar; how are the values of Bugis-ness and Makassar-ness took part in the Islamisation of South Sulawesi; what is the nature of indigenisation or Islamisation in rural South Sulawesi; what is the nature of religious (Islamic) diversity in in this area. Throughout this study, through the cases of local imam, wedding father, Muslim seer, tomb visitation and local rituals, I have led my arguments to strengthen a position, which lets people under study to speak for themselves. In this regard, authenticity is defined by people who practice particular religion. I argue that Islamic anthropology cannot work well with conventional anthropology since they have set in their mind a model of an ideal Islamic society in advance, and eventually justify which one is Islamic or u-Islamic. In this vein, I suggest the use of the term 'anthropology of Muslim society' to highlight that anthropology observes Muslims or Muslim societies, not Islam as a set of norms."

Soundscapes Of Uyghur Islam

Author: Rachel Harris
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253050197
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China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is experiencing a crisis of securitization and mass incarceration. In Soundscapes of Uyghur Islam, author Rachel Harris examines the religious practice of a group of Uyghur women in a small village now engulfed in this chaos. Despite their remote location, these village women are mobile and connected, and their religious soundscapes flow out across transnational networks. Harris explores the spiritual and political geographies they inhabit, moving outward from the village to trace connections with Mecca, Istanbul, Bishkek, and Beijing. Sound, embodiment, and territoriality illuminate both the patterns of religious change among Uyghurs and the policies of cultural erasure used by the Chinese state to reassert its control over the land the Uyghurs occupy. By drawing on contemporary approaches to the circulation of popular music, Harris considers how various forms of Islam that arrive via travel and the Internet come into dialogue with local embodied practices. Synthesized together, these practices create new forms that facilitate powerful, affective experiences of faith.

September 11 Contexts And Consequences

Author: Misha Klein
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Islam And Society In Pakistan

Author: Magnus Marsden
Editor: OUP Pakistan
ISBN: 9780195479577
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This book aims to bring together some of the most sophisticated recent anthropological work on the ways in which Pakistan's citizens from diverse social and regional backgrounds set to the task of being Muslim, and contribute to the dynamic role played by Islam in the country's political and social life.

A Companion To The Anthropology Of The Middle East

Author: Soraya Altorki
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118475615
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A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East presents a comprehensive overview of current trends and future directions in anthropological research and activism in the modern Middle East. Featuring contributions from a wide range of distinguished contemporary scholars of Middle East anthropology, chapters encompass the entire breadth of the region’s cultural, social, political, and religious diversity. Numerous issues covering various aspects of Middle Eastern anthropological concerns are addressed—topics drawn from religion, the arts, language, and politics to political economy, the law, human rights, multiculturalism, and globalization. Within each topic explored, individual authors focus on the most pressing methodological and theoretical concerns raised by contemporary scholars, along with key conceptual breakthroughs, gaps in the literature, and fruitful areas for further research. Timely and thought-provoking, A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East is an invaluable resource for anthropologists and other social scientists seeking a better understanding of the complex relationship between the East and West in our new global environments.

Islam Politics Anthropology

Author: Filippo Osella
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444324419
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Part of The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute SpecialIssue Book Series, Islam, Politics, Anthropology offerscritical reflections on past and current studies of Islam andpolitics in anthropology and charts new analytical approaches toexamining Islam in the post-9/11 world. Challenges current and past approaches to the study of Islamand Muslim politics in anthropology Offers a critical comprehensive review of past and currentliterature on the subject Presents innovative ethnographic description and analysis ofeveryday Muslim politics in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, andNorth America Proposes new analytical approaches to the study of Islam andMuslim politics

Sociology And Anthropology Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199804252
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

The Anthropology Of Religious Conversion

Author: Andrew Buckser
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742517783
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Handbook Of Contemporary Islam And Muslim Lives

Author: Mark Woodward
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9783319736532
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This is a comprehensive handbook which for the first time provides a general yet detailed discussion of contemporary Islam and various aspects of Muslim lives. It offers a much needed tool for an introduction to the world of contemporary Muslim life and debate, and a link of continuity between the Muslim world and Muslims living and born in the West. The reader gains access to articles by leading scholars who observe phenomena in a post-9/11 context and from a global viewpoint. The topics have been carefully selected to provide the reader with both the necessary general view that a good handbook must offer while presenting details and information, as well as ethnographic examples, to inspire further research and interest. Indeed, each chapter will offer topical reading suggestions from which one can expand the material discussed in the chapter. The approach of the handbook is mainly social-anthropological, but attention is given to other disciplines like history, geography, political studies, as well as gender studies and cultural studies.

New Scientist

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Choice

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Handbook Of Contemporary Islam And Muslim Lives

Author: Gabriele Marranci
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9789400749191
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This is a comprehensive handbook which for the first time provides a general yet detailed discussion of contemporary Islam and various aspects of Muslim lives. It offers a much needed tool for an introduction to the world of contemporary Muslim life and debate, and a link of continuity between the Muslim world and Muslims living and born in the West. The reader gains access to articles by leading scholars who observe phenomena in a post-9/11 context and from a global viewpoint. The topics have been carefully selected to provide the reader with both the necessary general view that a good handbook must offer while presenting details and information, as well as ethnographic examples, to inspire further research and interest. Indeed, each chapter will offer topical reading suggestions from which one can expand the material discussed in the chapter. The approach of the handbook is mainly social-anthropological, but attention is given to other disciplines like history, geography, political studies, as well as gender studies and cultural studies.

Muslim Societies In Africa

Author: Roman Loimeier
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253007976
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Muslim World Book Review

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Toward Islamic Anthropology

Author: Akbar S. Ahmed
Editor: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
ISBN: 0912463058
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Islamic Culture

Author: Farid Younos
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491823437
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“Islamic Culture: A Study of Cultural Anthropology,” illustrates Islamic culture from an anthropological point of view. It shows that Islam as a way of life relates to all cultural aspects based upon the tradition of its Prophet, Mohammad. For the ?rst time, this study shows that the Prophet of Islam is the founder of Islamic culture and this culture is not an inherited concept but based upon a revelation received from God.