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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Medicines of the Soulby Fedwa Malti-Douglas

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    In Medicines of the Soul, the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation. As interpreted by Fedwa Malti-Douglas, the autobiographies provide a powerful, groundbreaking portrayal of gender, religion, and discourses of the body in Arabo-Islamic culture. more...

  • Engaged Surrenderby Carolyn Rouse

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    Commonly portrayed in the media as holding women in strict subordination and deference to men, Islam is nonetheless attracting numerous converts among African American women. Are these women "reproducing their oppression," as it might seem? Or does their adherence to the religion suggest unsuspected subtleties and complexities in the relation of women,... more...

  • Geschlechtergerechtigkeit durch Demokratisierung?by Susanne Schröter

    transcript 2014; US$ 28.80

    Das Buch hinterfragt die These, dass Demokratisierungen in der islamischen Welt per se zu Geschlechtergerechtigkeit führen, und zeigt, welche politischen, religiösen und kulturellen Faktoren bei Transformationen von Geschlechterordnungen bedeutsam werden. Dabei werden die arabischen Staaten, in denen die »Arabellion« erfolgreich war (Ägypten, Tunesien),... 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...

  • 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$ 18.95

    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...

  • The Caged Virginby Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 10.99

    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...