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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Militant Islamist Ideologyby Youssef H. Aboul-Enein

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    A top adviser at the Joint Intelligence Task Force for Combating Terrorism argues that winning the war against Militant Islamists requires a more nuanced understanding of their ideology. His book is among the first attempts to deconstruct and marginalize al-Qaida ideology using Islamic based arguments. By clearly defining the differences between Islam,... more...

  • Europe's Angry Muslimsby Robert Leiken

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 20.99

    Bombings in London, riots in Paris, terrorists in Germany, fury over mosques, veils and cartoons--such headlines underscore the tensions between Muslims and their European hosts. Did too much immigration, or too little integration, produce Muslim second-generation anger? Is that rage imported or spawned inside Europe itself? What do the conflicts between... more...