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- OUP Oxford 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95
The example of the Alevis of Turkey is used to contribute to debates over the role of Islam in the modern world. It is argued there is nothing inherently secular-proof within Islam, but belief depends on the wider social and religious context. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 80.00
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...