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  • The Origins of the Sh?'aby Najam Haider

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    This path-breaking book challenges earlier scholarship in its examination of the origins and development of the Shi'a. more...

  • Constructing a Religiously Ideal ',Believer', and ',Woman', in Islamby Adis Duderija

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Who or what is a religiously ideal Believer and Woman in Islam? This book identifies, compares, and contrasts how two contemporary Muslim groups here termed Neo-Traditional Salafis and progressive Muslims interpret the Qur'an and Sunna in order to construct what each considers to be a religiously ideal concept of a "Believer" and "Woman" in Islam.... more...

  • Islam, Gender, and Social Changeby Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad; John L. Esposito

    Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 29.99

    For several decades, the Muslim world has experienced a religious resurgence. The reassertion of Islam in personal and political life has taken many forms, from greater attention to religious practice to the emergence of Islamic organizations, movements, and institutions. One of the most controversial and emotionally charged aspects of this revival... more...

  • New Directions in Islamic Thoughtby Kari Vogt; Lena Larsen; Christian Moe

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 45.00

    How are Muslims to reconcile their beliefs with the pressures and imperatives of the modern world? How should they handle the tension between their roles as private citizens and their religious affiliations and identities? This groundbreaking volume shows in what ways prominent Muslim intellectuals have themselves attempted to bridge the gap by recasting... more...

  • Women and Islamby Ibtissam Bouachrine

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Ibtissam Bouachrine's Women and Islam: Myths, Apologies, and the Limits of Feminist Critique calls for a shift away from the unproductive paradigm of ?us? vs. the West that has informed discourse on Muslim women and feminism in the post-9/11 era. Bouachrine challenges and calls for further challenge to the long-celebrated myths and ideologies... more...

  • Alevis in Turkeyby David Shankland

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This is the only volume dedicated to the Alevis available in English and based on sustained fieldwork in Turkey. The Alevis now have an increasingly high profile for those interested in the diverse cultures of contemporary Turkey, and in the role of Islam in the modern world. As a heterodox Islamic group, the Alevis have no established doctrine. This... more...

  • Medicines of the Soulby Fedwa Malti-Douglas

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    In Medicines of the Soul, the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation. As interpreted by Fedwa Malti-Douglas, the autobiographies provide a powerful, groundbreaking portrayal of gender, religion, and discourses of the body in Arabo-Islamic culture. more...

  • Living Islamby Magnus Marsden

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 38.00

    Marsden's 2005 book is a powerful contribution to the understanding of religion in the Muslim societies of southern Asia and beyond. more...

  • Muslims in the enlarged Europeby B. Marechal

    BRILL 2003; US$ 255.00

    Based on extensive bibliographical research, field studies and specific contributions of scholars, this volume provides a useful overall review of the presence of Islam in Europe. more...

  • Islam Obscuredby Daniel Varisco

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 39.00

    Islam Obscured is a critical analysis of the rhetoric in representing Islam in several widely-read anthropological texts, as well as an assessment of the role of ethnography in better understanding the behavior of Muslims. more...