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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...

  • 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...

  • A God Who Hatesby Wafa Sultan

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    From the front page of The New York Times to YouTube, Dr. Wafa Sultan has become a force radical Islam has to reckon with. For the first time, she tells her story and what she learned, first-hand, about radical Islam in A God Who Hates , a passionate memoir by an outspoken Arabic woman that is also a cautionary tale for the West. She grew up in... 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...

  • 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, Politics, Anthropologyby Filippo Osella; Benjamin Soares

    Wiley 2010; US$ 34.95

    Part of The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Special Issue Book Series, Islam, Politics, Anthropology offers critical reflections on past and current studies of Islam and politics in anthropology and charts new analytical approaches to examining Islam in the post-9/11 world.  Challenges current and past approaches to the study... more...

  • Politics of Pietyby Saba Mahmood

    Princeton University Press 2004; US$ 27.95

    Politics of Piety is a groundbreaking analysis of Islamist cultural politics through the ethnography of a thriving, grassroots women's piety movement in the mosques of Cairo, Egypt. Unlike those organized Islamist activities that seek to seize or transform the state, this is a moral reform movement whose orthodox practices are commonly viewed as... more...

  • Islam and the Path to Human and Economic Developmentby Abbas Mirakhor; Hossein Askari

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This book briefly surveys the evolution of the Western concept of development, recognizing the wider dimensions of human and economic development and the role of institutions and rules, which has moved toward the vision and the path of development envisaged in Islam. more...