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  • Islam, Law, and Equality in Indonesiaby John R. Bowen

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 44.00

    This 2003 book looks at how Muslims in Indonesia struggle to reconcile radically different sets of social norms and laws. more...

  • Can Islam Be French?by John R. Bowen

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    Can Islam Be French? is an anthropological examination of how Muslims are responding to the conditions of life in France. Following up on his book Why the French Don't Like Headscarves , John Bowen turns his attention away from the perspectives of French non-Muslims to focus on those of the country's Muslims themselves. Bowen asks not... more...

  • Why the French Don't Like Headscarvesby John R. Bowen

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    The French government's 2004 decision to ban Islamic headscarves and other religious signs from public schools puzzled many observers, both because it seemed to infringe needlessly on religious freedom, and because it was hailed by many in France as an answer to a surprisingly wide range of social ills, from violence against females in poor suburbs... more...

  • A New Anthropology of Islamby John R. Bowen

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This powerful, accessible new study explores the contributions that anthropology has made to the study and understanding of Islam. more...

  • Religions in Practiceby John R. Bowen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 57.95

    Examines religious practices from an anthropological perspective Religions in Practice, 6/e, offers an issues-oriented perspective on everyday religious behaviors ? prayer, sacrifice, initiation, healing, etc. ? by focusing on such topics as transnationalism, gender, and religious laws. The text examines a full spectrum of religions, from small-scale... more...

  • On British Islamby John R. Bowen

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    On British Islam examines the history and everyday workings of Islamic institutions in Britain, with a focus on shari'a councils. These councils concern themselves with religious matters, especially divorce. They have a higher profile in Britain than in other Western nations. Why? Taking a historical and ethnographic look at British Islam, John... more...

  • European States and their Muslim Citizensby John R. Bowen; Christophe Bertossi; Jan Willem Duyvendak; Mona Lena Krook

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    This book responds to debates about the place of Muslims in Western Europe by considering the way people draw on practical schemas. more...

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