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Islamic sociology

  • Animals in Islamic Traditions and Muslim Culturesby Richard Foltz

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 19.95

    This book, the first of its kind, surveys Islamic and Muslim attitudes towards animals, and human responsibilities towards them, through Islam's philosophy, literature, mysticism and art. more...

  • Women and Islamby Ibtissam Bouachrine

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Ibtissam Bouachrine's Women and Islam: Myths, Apologies, and the Limits of Feminist Critique calls for a shift away from the unproductive paradigm of ?us? vs. the West that has informed discourse on Muslim women and feminism in the post-9/11 era. Bouachrine challenges and calls for further challenge to the long-celebrated myths and ideologies... more...

  • Women, Religion and Culture in Iranby Sarah Ansari; Vanessa Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Investigates how women, religion and culture have interacted in the context of 19th and 20th century Iran, covering topics as seemingly diverse as the social and cultural history of Persian cuisine, the work and attitudes of 19th century Christian missionaries, the impact of growing female literacy, and the consequences of developments since 1979. more...

  • Gender and Power in Indonesian Islam: Leaders, feminists, Sufis and pesantren selvesby Bianca J. Smith; Mark Woodward

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    This book is the first to explore understandings of gender and Islam in pesantren (traditional Islamic boarding schools) and Sufi orders in Indonesia. Pesantren are crucial centres of Muslim learning and culture within Indonesia and this book demonstrates how Muslim women rise to positions of power and authority in this patriarchal domain, challenging... 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...

  • Europe's Angry Muslimsby Robert Leiken

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 20.99

    Bombings in London, riots in Paris, terrorists in Germany, fury over mosques, veils and cartoons--such headlines underscore the tensions between Muslims and their European hosts. Did too much immigration, or too little integration, produce Muslim second-generation anger? Is that rage imported or spawned inside Europe itself? What do the conflicts between... more...

  • Women in Islamby Terence Lovat

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    The role of women in Islamic societies, not to mention in the religion itself, is a defining issue. It is also one that remains resistant to universal dogma, with a wide range of responses to women's social roles across the Islamic world. Reflecting this heterogeneity, the editor of this volume has assembled the latest research on the issue, which... more...

  • The Origins of the Sh?'aby Najam Haider

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    This path-breaking book challenges earlier scholarship in its examination of the origins and development of the Shi'a. 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...

  • The Sociology of Islam, Theby Tugrul Keskin

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2011; US$ 14.57

    The contribution of Islam to world civilization is undeniable, however in the last one hundred years, Muslims have been faced with all the effects and ramifications of modernity, caused by the emergence of global capitalism. What does modernity ultimately mean for Muslims, and how will the historical precepts of Islam meet with changes in our globalized... more...