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Islamic sociology

  • Militant Islamist Ideologyby Youssef H. Aboul-Enein

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 37.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Islam and Human Rights in Practiceby Shahram Akbarzadeh; Benjamin MacQueen

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    This book looks at human rights and Islam through the perspective of reformists attempting to reconcile Western values with those of Muslim societies. It contains case studies from throughout the Islamic world. more...

  • 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 and the Everyday Worldby Sohrab Behdad; Farhad Nomani

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95

    This is an examination of how Shari?a - the Islamic concept of divine law, affects public policy both theoretically and in practice, across a wide range of public policy areas, including human rights and family law. 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...

  • 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...

  • Islam And New Kinshipby Morgan Clarke

    Berghahn Books 2011; 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...

  • Islamic Spectrum in Javaby Timothy Daniels

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    This empirically grounded work explores the emerging aspects of cultural politics in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, engaging with complex issues of cultural translation, localization and globalization from various perspectives. With its discussion of both old and new Islamic movements, alongside the contested religious interpretations... more...

  • Constructing a Religiously Ideal ',Believer', and ',Woman', in Islamby Adis Duderija

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Who or what is a religiously ideal Believer and Woman in Islam? This book identifies, compares, and contrasts how two contemporary Muslim groups here termed Neo-Traditional Salafis and progressive Muslims interpret the Qur'an and Sunna in order to construct what each considers to be a religiously ideal concept of a "Believer" and "Woman" in Islam.... more...