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  • Das Konzept »Islam«by Nina Kalwa

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    The notions of Islam that are prevalent in the public imagination are founded and shaped by public discourse itself. This study examines the process by which perceptions of Islam are constructed using the methods of lexical semantics, discourse analysis, and corpus linguistics. This specific combination of methods illustrates the unique textual and... more...

  • And Then We Work for Godby Kimberly Hart

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Turkey's contemporary struggles with Islam are often interpreted as a conflict between religion and secularism played out most obviously in the split between rural and urban populations. The reality, of course, is more complicated than the assumptions. Exploring religious expression in two villages, this book considers rural spiritual practices and... more...

  • The Development of the Babi/Baha'i Communitiesby Youli Ioannesyan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book provides a range of original translated documents from the late 19th and early 20th century on the development of the Baha?i/Babi communities. more...

  • Islam and Societyby Riaz Hassan

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    The central focus of this volume is to explore and highlight the nexus between the ideology of Islam and social and cultural milieus with the aim of reconceptualising the sacred as a socially constructed reality and not a transcendental supernatural phenomenon. From this perspective, human agency and society become the main focus for shaping, perpetuating... more...

  • Vom Störfaktor zum Operatorby Stephanie Garling

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Im Zuge einer statuierten „Rückkehr der Religion" stellt Stephanie Garling die gegenwärtige Formation der Kategorie Religion in den Fokus ihrer empirischen Studie und betrachtet Religion als Diskurskategorie, die einem ständigen Prozess sozialer Konstruktion unterliegt. Am Beispiel des Politikfeldes Entwicklungszusammenarbeit... more...

  • Democracy and Islam in Indonesiaby Mirjam Künkler; Alfred Stepan

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    In 1998, Indonesia?s military government collapsed, creating a crisis that many believed would derail its democratic transition. Yet the world?s most populous Muslim country continues to receive high marks from democracy-ranking organizations. In this volume, political scientists, religious scholars, legal theorists, and anthropologists examine Indonesia?s... more...

  • Einführung in die Islamwissenschaftby Peter Heine

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 419.00

    - Geschichte und Entwicklung des Islams von den Anfängen zur Weltreligion - Koranauslegungen und Glaubenstraditionen, Rechte und Pflichten der Gläubigen - Verbreitung im Abendland - Politik und Religion im Islam: Einheit oder Widerspruch? Toleranz oder Terrorismus? - Kulturtransfer und politischer Austausch: Erfahrung des Fremden in West und Ost -... more...

  • Zwischen Pop und Dschihadby Julia Gerlach

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 11.59

    Hauptbeschreibung In den vergangenen Jahren hat sich eine neue islamische Jugendbewegung gebildet, die sich als Gegenpol zu Al Qaida versteht: Statt langer Bärte und Schleier trägt man Jeans und modische Kopftücher, an die Stelle von Terror sollen Fortschritt und Integration treten. Diese Jugendlichen ermorden weder ihre Schwestern aus falsch verstandener... more...

  • Islam in Modern Thailand: Faith, Philanthropy and Politicsby Rajeswary Ampalavanar Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book addresses the complexity of Islam in Thailand, by focusing on Islamic charities and institutions affiliated to the mosque. By extrapolating through Islam and the waqf (Islamic charity) in different regions of Thailand the diversity in races and institutions, it demonstrates the regional contrast within Thai Islam. The book also underlines... more...

  • Shattered Imagesby Fred A. Reed

    Talonbooks 2013; US$ 15.95

    Shattered Images discusses all of the major Islamic faiths in its search for the origins of contemporary fundamentalist movements. more...