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- 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...
- 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...
- University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00
In Building a House in Heaven , Mona Atia makes the connection between Islam and capitalism to examine the surprising relations between charity and the economy, the state, and religion in the transition from Mubarak-era Egypt. She draws on interviews with key players, exploring the geography of Islamic charities through multiple neighborhoods, ideologies,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00
This ethnography of Muslim life among the Kazaks of Central Asia describes the sacralisation of land and ethnic identity, local understanding of Islamic purity, the Kazak ancestor cult and domestic spirituality, and pilgrimage to the tombs of Sufi saints. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
Public interest in the religion of Islam and in Muslim communities in recent years has generated an impetus for Western Universities to establish an array of Institutes and programs dedicated to the study of Islam. Despite the growth in number of programs dedicated to this study, very little attention has been paid to the appropriate shape of such... more...
- BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2012; US$ 34.27
Hauptbeschreibung Waldorfpädagogik, anthroposophische Medizin, biologisch-dynamische Landwirtschaft und ethisch-ökologisches Bankwesen leisten gern konsumierte sowie gelegentlich gewürdigte Gesellschaftsbeiträge und bilden mit diesen im Kontext der Alternativkultur eine Bewegung: die anthroposophische Bewegung. Wenig bekannt sowie geschätzt ist bislang... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 31.99
The essays in Islam and the West: Critical Perspectives on Modernity approach the interactions of Islam, the West, and modernity through overlapping social, historical, economic, cultural, and philosophical layers. Viewed through this complex prism of analysis, the full dimensions of the relationship become clear and the result is a deeper understanding... more...
- World Wisdom 2008; US$ 9.99
Behind the clamorous headlines of militant and political Islam lies a more serene and cultivated form of traditional Islam. Jean-Louis Michon, a UNESCO advisor tasked with preserving the architectural and artistic heritage of Islam, unveils this lesser-known dimension of the world's second largest religion. more...