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Islamic sociology

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Architectural Representation of Islamby Eric Reinier Roose

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 54.90

    Study of Dutch mosque designs that shows that current designs do not oppose Dutch society but those versions of Islam they hold to be false. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...