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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
Shi 'ism caught the attention of the world as Iran experienced her revolution in 1979 and was subsequently cast in the mold of a monolithic discourse of radical political Islam. The spokespersons of Shi'i Islam, in or out of power, have not been the sole representatives of the faith. Nonconformist and uncompromising, the Shi?i jurist and reformist... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 27.95
In the decades leading up to the Arab Spring in 2011, when Hosni Mubarak?s authoritarian regime was swept from power in Egypt, Muslim women took a leading role in developing a robust Islamist presence in the country?s public sphere. Soft Force examines the writings and activism of these women?including scholars, preachers, journalists, critics,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Today, two-thirds of all Arab Muslims are under the age of thirty. Young Islam takes readers inside the evolving competition for their support?a competition not simply between Islamism and the secular world, but between different and often conflicting visions of Islam itself. Drawing on extensive ethnographic research among rank-and-file activists... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95
Following the Arab Spring, the Muslim Brotherhood achieved a level of influence previously unimaginable. Yet the implications of the Brotherhood's rise and dramatic fall for the future of democratic governance, peace, and stability in the region are disputed and remain open to debate. Drawing on more than one hundred in-depth interviews as well as... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 27.95
The events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism have provoked widespread discussion about the possibility of democracy in the Islamic world. Such topics as the meaning of jihad, the role of clerics as authoritative interpreters, and the place of human rights and toleration in Islam have become subjects of urgent public debate around... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 27.99
Rebecca T. Alpert is professor of religion at Temple University. She is the author of Like Bread on the Seder Plate: Jewish Lesbians and the Transformation of Tradition, which won a Lambda Literary Award and Award for Scholarship from the Jewish Women?s Caucus of the Association for Women in Psychology; Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball;... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00
This book deals with a prominent literary element of the Koran, the ?counter-discourse?, the citations of opposing voices. This feature of the Koranic text has been neglected in earlier scholarship although it is connected to the larger question of the religious milieu in which the Koran emerged. Accordingly, the topic is of considerable... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95
The visible increase in religious practice among young European-born Muslims has provoked public anxiety. New government regulations seek not only to restrict Islamic practices within the public sphere, but also to shape Muslims', and especially women's, personal conduct. Pious Practice and Secular Constraints chronicles the everyday ethical struggles... more...
- National Geographic Society 2015; US$ 26.00
In this searing memoir, Iranian-born author Rahimeh Andalibian tells the story of her family: how they survived the 1979 revolution; their move to California; and their attempts to adapt in the face of addiction, teenage rebellion, and new traditions. Andalibian struggles to make sense of two brutal crimes: a rape, avenged by her father, and a murder,... more...
- Fortress Press 2015; US$ 23.99
This volume investigates the context of Western views of Islam and offers an introduction to the historical roots and contemporary forms of anxiety regarding Islam within the Western world. Tracing the medieval legacy of religious polemics and violence, Green orients the reader to the complex history and issues in Western relations to Islam, from... more...