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The Anthropology of Islam

The Anthropology of Islam Author Gabriele Marranci
ISBN-10 9781847886200
Release 2008-03-01
Pages 224
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An increasing number of people have questions about Islam and Muslims. But how can we approach and study Islam after September 11th? Which is the best methodology to understand an Islam that is changing in a globalized world? The Anthropology of Islam argues that Islam today needs to be studied as a living religion through the observation of everyday Muslim life. Drawing on extensive original fieldwork, Marranci provides provocative analyses of Islam and its relation to issues such as identities, politics, culture, power and gender. The Anthropology of Islam is unprecedented in its innovative and challenging discussion about fieldwork among Muslims, and its ethnographically based interpretations of contemporary aspects of Islam in a post-September 11th society. The book will appeal to those in anthropology and beyond who see and are interested in investigating the unsettled place of Islam in our multicultural society.



The Anthropology of Islam Reader

The Anthropology of Islam Reader Author Jens Kreinath
ISBN-10 041578025X
Release 2012
Pages 420
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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 Idea of an Anthropology of Islam

The Idea of an Anthropology of Islam Author Talal Asad
ISBN-10 LCCN:2002280764
Release 1986
Pages 22
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Introducing the Anthropology of Islam

Introducing the Anthropology of Islam Author Jens Kreinath
ISBN-10 1138101095
Release 2017-04-08
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A New Anthropology of Islam

A New Anthropology of Islam Author John R. Bowen
ISBN-10 9780521529785
Release 2012-08-02
Pages 219
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This powerful, accessible new study explores the contributions that anthropology has made to the study and understanding of Islam.



The Anthropology of Justice

The Anthropology of Justice Author Lawrence Rosen
ISBN-10 0521367409
Release 1989-06-15
Pages 101
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In this first full-scale study of the operations of a modern Islamic court of law in the Arabic-speaking world, the author examines the cultural foundations of judicial discretion. He shows how the analysis of legal systems requires an understanding of the concepts and relationships encountered in everyday life. Using the Islamic courts of Morocco as its substantive base, he demonstrates how the shaping of facts in a court of law, the use of local experts, and the organization of the judicial structure all contribute to the reliance on local concepts and personnel to inform the range of judicial discretion. By drawing comparisons with Anglo-American law, the author demonstrates that in both societies, it is necessary to view law as integral to culture and culture as indispensable to law.



The Social Philosophy of Ernest Gellner

The Social Philosophy of Ernest Gellner Author John A. Hall
ISBN-10 9042000821
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 739
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Contents: PART 1 INTELLECTUAL BACKGROUND. Ji_i MUSIL: The Prague Roots of Ernest Gellner's Thinking. Chris HANN: Gellner on Malinowski: Words and Things in Central Europe. Tamara DRAGADZE: Ernest Gellner in the Soviet East. PART 2 NATIONS AND NATIONALISM.



Articulating Islam Anthropological Approaches to Muslim Worlds

Articulating Islam  Anthropological Approaches to Muslim Worlds Author Magnus Marsden
ISBN-10 9789400742673
Release 2012-11-08
Pages 268
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This collection of arresting and innovative chapters applies the techniques of anthropology in analyzing the role played by Islam in the social lives of the world’s Muslims. The volume begins with an introduction that sets out a powerful case for a fresh approach to this kind of research, exhorting anthropologists to pause and reflect on when Islam is, and is not, a central feature of their informants’ life-worlds and identities. The chapters that follow are written by scholars with long-term, specialist research experience in Muslim societies ranging from Kenya to Pakistan and from Yemen to China: thus they explore and compare Islam’s social significance in a variety of settings that are not confined to the Middle East or South Asia alone. The authors assess how helpful current anthropological research is in shedding light on Islam’s relationship to contemporary societies. Collectively, the contributors deploy both theoretical and ethnographic analysis of key developments in the anthropology of Islam over the last 30 years, even as they extrapolate their findings to address wider debates over the anthropology of world religions more generally. Crucially, they also tackle the thorny question of how, in the current political context, anthropologists might continue conducting sensitive and nuanced work with Muslim communities. Finally, an afterword by a scholar of Christianity explores the conceptual parallels between the book’s key themes and the anthropology of world religions in a broader context. This volume has key contemporary relevance: for example, its conclusions on the fluidity of people’s relations with Islam will provide an important counterpoint to many commonly held assumptions about the incontestability of Islam in the public sphere.



Islam and Society in Pakistan

Islam and Society in Pakistan Author Magnus Marsden
ISBN-10 0195479572
Release 2011-11-03
Pages 500
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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.



Sharia Dynamics

Sharia Dynamics Author Timothy P. Daniels
ISBN-10 9783319456928
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 364
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This multidisciplinary volume explores the role of Islamic law within the dynamic processes of postcolonial transformation, nation building, and social reform. Here, eleven international scholars examine Islamic law in several contemporary sociopolitical contexts, focusing specifically on Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, China, Tunisia, Nigeria, the United States, and the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The contributors also address the entanglement of Islamic law and ethics with the history of Muslim religious discourses, shifts toward modernity, gender relations, and efforts to construct exclusive or plural national communities. Sharia Dynamics, at once enchanting and enlightening, is a must-read for scholars of contemporary Islam.



Religions in Practice

Religions in Practice Author John R. Bowen
ISBN-10 9781315411071
Release 2017-07-28
Pages 274
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Religions in Practice provides a comprehensive and primarily theme-based overview for students of the anthropology of religion. Whilst covering traditional topics such as magic, witchcraft, and spiritual healing, the book addresses key contemporary subjects including migration, transnationalism, nationalism, secularism, and law. It offers an issues-oriented perspective on everyday religious behaviors and examines small-scale societies as well as major, established religions. Throughout the text Bowen engages with ongoing debates concerning the place of religion in public life. He successfully balances the presentation of theory and concepts with rich case study examples, integrating theoretical discussion with a wide range of cross-cultural ethnographic material. This seventh edition has been updated throughout. The opening section now focuses more clearly on the question of what is ‘religion’ and on approaches to studying religion. There is more on materiality as well as a new final chapter on religious mobilizing and violence. Further resources are available via a comprehensive companion website.



A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East Author Soraya Altorki
ISBN-10 9781118475614
Release 2015-07-07
Pages 542
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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.



Sociology and Anthropology Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Sociology and Anthropology  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide Author Oxford University Press
ISBN-10 0199804257
Release 2010-05-01
Pages 43
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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.



Understanding Muslim Identity

Understanding Muslim Identity Author G. Marranci
ISBN-10 9780230594395
Release 2009-01-15
Pages 174
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In this timely book, Marranci critically surveys the available theories on Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. Rejecting essentialism and cultural reductionism, the book suggests that identity and emotion play an essential role in the phenomenon that has been called fundamentalism.



Islam Politics Anthropology

Islam  Politics  Anthropology Author Filippo Osella
ISBN-10 1444324411
Release 2010-03-19
Pages 256
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Part of The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Special Issue Book Series, Islam, Politics, Anthropology offers critical reflections on past and current studies of Islam and politics in anthropology and charts new analytical approaches to examining Islam in the post-9/11 world. Challenges current and past approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim politics in anthropology Offers a critical comprehensive review of past and current literature on the subject Presents innovative ethnographic description and analysis of everyday Muslim politics in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and North America Proposes new analytical approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim politics



The Anthropology of Religious Conversion

The Anthropology of Religious Conversion Author Andrew Buckser
ISBN-10 0742517780
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 236
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This text paints a picture of conversion far more complex than its customary image in anthropology and religious studies.



Toward Islamic Anthropology

Toward Islamic Anthropology Author Akbar S. Ahmed
ISBN-10 9780912463056
Release 1986
Pages 79
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