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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Alevis in Turkeyby David Shankland

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This is the only volume dedicated to the Alevis available in English and based on sustained fieldwork in Turkey. The Alevis now have an increasingly high profile for those interested in the diverse cultures of contemporary Turkey, and in the role of Islam in the modern world. As a heterodox Islamic group, the Alevis have no established doctrine. This... 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$ 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...

  • 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$ 23.95

    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...