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  • The Alevis in Turkeyby David Shankland

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    The example of the Alevis of Turkey is used to contribute to debates over the role of Islam in the modern world. It is argued there is nothing inherently secular-proof within Islam, but belief depends on the wider social and religious context. more...

  • Engaged Surrenderby Carolyn Rouse

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    Commonly portrayed in the media as holding women in strict subordination and deference to men, Islam is nonetheless attracting numerous converts among African American women. Are these women "reproducing their oppression," as it might seem? Or does their adherence to the religion suggest unsuspected subtleties and complexities in the relation of women,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Islam and Human Rights in Practiceby Shahram Akbarzadeh; Benjamin MacQueen

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    This book looks at human rights and Islam through the perspective of reformists attempting to reconcile Western values with those of Muslim societies. It contains case studies from throughout the Islamic world. more...

  • Global Flows, Local Appropriationsby Sindre Bangstad

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 59.95

    Sindre Bangstad studies muslims in Cape Town in the context of a post-apartheid South Africa. Global Flows, Local Appropriations is the first ethnographic study of Cape Muslims in 25 years. more...

  • Raise Your Voices and Kill Your Animalsby G.C. van de Bruinhorst

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 59.90

    "Raise Your Voices and Kill Your Animals" is an anthropological study in which G.C. van de Bruinhorst explores the relationship between Islamic texts and ritual behaviour as illustrated in the annual Sacrificial Feast in Tanzania. more...

  • Islam and the Everyday Worldby Sohrab Behdad; Farhad Nomani

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95

    This is an examination of how Shari?a - the Islamic concept of divine law, affects public policy both theoretically and in practice, across a wide range of public policy areas, including human rights and family law. more...