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Islamic sociology

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  • Islam Obscuredby Daniel Varisco

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 41.00

    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$ 54.95

    Questions over the compatibility of Islam and Human Rights have become a key area of debate in the perceived tensions between ?Islam and the West?. In many ways, discussion over the stance of Islam in relation to such factors as gender rights, religious freedom, social and political freedoms, and other related issues represents a microcosm of the... 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 a new examination of how Shari?a law affects public policy both theoretically and in practice, across a wide range of public policy areas, including for example human rights and family law. The process by which public policy is decided - through elections, debates, political processes, and political discourse - has an additional dimension... more...

  • Islamic Spectrum in Javaby Mr Timothy Daniels; Dr Pamela J Stewart; Professor Andrew Strathern

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    This empirically grounded work explores the emerging aspects of cultural politics in the world?s most populous Muslim nation. It engages with complex issues of cultural translation, localization and globalization from various perspectives through analyzing a diverse range of cultural forms, including government or palace-based celebrations, ceremonies... 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...

  • Islamismby Richard Martin; Abbas Barzegar

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 20.95

    Scholars and public intellectuals debate the significance of the term "Islamism" and ask what it means to apply this term to Islamic religion, tradition, and social conflict. 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...

  • The Architectural Representation of Islamby Eric Reinier Roose

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 54.90

    Study of Dutch mosque designs that shows that current designs do not oppose Dutch society but those versions of Islam they hold to be false. more...