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  • Minority Rights in the Middle Eastby Joshua Castellino; Kathleen A. Cavanaugh

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    Within the Middle East there are a wide range of minority groups outside the mainstream religious and ethnic culture. This book provides a detailed examination of their rights as minorities within this region, and their changing status throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The rights of minorities in the Middle East are subject to a... more...

  • The Caged Virginby Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 14.00

    Muslims who explore sources of morality other than Islam are threatened with death, and Muslim women who escape the virgins' cage are branded whores. So asserts Ayaan Hirsi Ali's profound meditation on Islam and the role of women, the rights of the individual, the roots of fanaticism, and Western policies toward Islamic countries and immigrant communities.... more...

  • Journey into Islamby Akbar Ahmed

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 20.95

    Globalization, the war on terror, and Islamic fundamentalism?followed closely by a rise in Islamophobia?have escalated tensions between Western nations and the Muslim world. Yet internationally renowned Islamic scholar Akbar Ahmed believes that through dialogue and understanding, these cultures can coexist peacefully and respectfully. That hope and... more...

  • Questioning the Veilby Marnia Lazreg

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    Across much of the world today, Muslim women of all ages are increasingly choosing to wear the veil. Is this trend a sign of rising piety or a way of asserting Muslim pride? And does the veil really provide women freedom from sexual harassment? Written in the form of letters addressing all those interested in this issue, Questioning the Veil examines... more...

  • Islam Dot Comby Mohammed el-Nawawy; Sahar Khamis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 31.00

    This book analyzes the discourses and deliberations in the discussion forums of three of the most visited Islamic websites. In doing so, it explores the potential impact of the Islamic public sphere, and the re-configuration of the 'virtual umma' (Islamic community) online, on the creation of multiple identities and resistances, which manifest themselves... more...

  • A Peaceful Jihadby Ronald Lukens-Bull

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 39.00

    This book is an examination of how Muslims in Java, Indonesia, are using education and other arenas to negotiate both modernity and tradition in the contexts of nation-building, globalization, and a supposed clash of civilizations. more...

  • Can Islam Be French?by John R. Bowen

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    Can Islam Be French? is an anthropological examination of how Muslims are responding to the conditions of life in France. Following up on his book Why the French Don't Like Headscarves , John Bowen turns his attention away from the perspectives of French non-Muslims to focus on those of the country's Muslims themselves. Bowen asks not the usual... more...

  • Islam And New Kinshipby Morgan Clarke

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 34.95

    Assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization have provoked global controversy and ethical debate. This book provides a groundbreaking investigation into those debates in the Islamic Middle East, simultaneously documenting changing ideas of kinship and the evolving role of religious authority in the region through a combination... more...