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Title Articulating Islam : anthropological approaches to Muslim worlds / Magnus Marsden, Konstantinos Retsikas, editors.
Imprint Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2013.

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Series Muslims in global societies series ; v. 6
Muslims in global societies series ; v. 6.
Subject Islam -- Social aspects.
Islam and culture.
Alt Name Marsden, Magnus.
Retsikas, Konstantinos.
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Magnus Marsden and Konstantinos Retsikas -- Shurafa' as Cosmopolitans: Islam, Genealogy and Hierarchy in the Central Sahara / Judith Scheele -- Death and the Spirit of Patriarchy in Western India / Edward Simpson -- On the Skills to Navigate the World, and Religion, for Coastal Muslims in Kenya / Kai Kresse -- Beyond Islam: Tradition and the Intelligibility of Experience / Johan Rasanayagam -- Becoming Sacred: Humanity and Divinity in East Java, Indonesia / Konstantinos Retsikas -- Self-Similarity and Its Perils / Gabriele vom Bruck -- The Universal and the Particular in Rural Xinjiang: Ritual Commensality and the Mosque Community / Chris Hann -- Apolitical 'Islamisation'? On the Limits of Religiosity in Montane Morocco / Matthew Carey -- Integrity and Commitment in the Anthropology of Islam / Morgan Clarke -- Anthropological Fieldwork in Afghanistan and Pakistan Compared / Magnus Marsden -- Afterword: De-exceptionalising Islam / Simon Coleman.
Summary This collection of arresting and innovative chapters applies the techniques of anthropology in analyzing the role played by Islam in the social lives of the world's Muslims. The volume begins with an introduction that sets out a powerful case for a fresh approach to this kind of research, exhorting anthropologists to pause and reflect on when Islam is, and is not, a central feature of their informants' life-worlds and identities. The chapters that follow are written by scholars with long-term, specialist research experience in Muslim societies ranging from Kenya to Pakistan and from Yemen to China: thus they explore and compare Islam's social significance in a variety of settings that are not confined to the Middle East or South Asia alone. The authors assess how helpful current anthropological research is in shedding light on Islam's relationship to contemporary societies. Collectively, the contributors deploy both theoretical and ethnographic analysis of key developments in the anthropology of Islam over the last 30 years, even as they extrapolate their findings to address wider debates over the anthropology of world religions more generally. Crucially, they also tackle the thorny question of how, in the current political context, anthropologists might continue conducting sensitive and nuanced work with Muslim communities. Finally, an afterword by a scholar of Christianity explores the conceptual parallels between the book's key themes and the anthropology of world religions in a broader context. This volume has key contemporary relevance: for example, its conclusions on the fluidity of people's relations with Islam will provide an important counterpoint to many commonly held assumptions about the incontestability of Islam in the public sphere.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9789400742673 (electronic bk.)
9400742673 (electronic bk.)
9400742665 (print)
9789400742666 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-94-007-4267-3
OCLC # 821611725
Additional Format Printed edition: 9789400742666

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