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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • An Islam of Her Ownby Sherine Hafez

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 21.25

    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 many modern freedoms,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Living Islamby Magnus Marsden

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    Marsden's 2005 book is a powerful contribution to the understanding of religion in the Muslim societies of southern Asia and beyond. more...