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  • 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...

  • 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$ 37.95

    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...

  • Women Under Islamby Christina Jones-Pauly; Abir Dajani Tuqan

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 40.00

    How Islam treats women is one of the most hotly contested questions of our times. Islamic law is often misrepresented as a single monolithic concept, rather than a collection of different interpretations and practices. To move the debate on Islamic law and gender forward, it is necessary to establish how Islamic law actually operates. This groundbreaking... 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...

  • An Islam of Her Ownby Sherine Hafez

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 89.00

    As the world grapples with issues of religious fanaticism, extremist politics, and rampant violence that seek justification in either “religious” or “secular” discourses, women who claim Islam as a vehicle for individual and social change are often either regarded as pious subjects who subscribe to an ideology that denies them... more...

  • Women in Islamby Terence Lovat

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    The role of women in Islamic societies, not to mention in the religion itself, is a defining issue. It is also one that remains resistant to universal dogma, with a wide range of responses to women's social roles across the Islamic world. Reflecting this heterogeneity, the editor of this volume has assembled the latest research on the issue, which... more...