Islam in the Era of Globalization

Islam in the Era of Globalization : Muslim Attitudes towards Modernity and Identity

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Globalization, modernity and identity are fundamental issues in contemporary Islam and Islamic Studies. This collection of essays reflects the wide diversity that characterises contemporary Islamic Studies. The case studies cover regions stretching from China and Southeast Asia to diaspora communities in the Caribbean and Tajikistan. There is significant participation of intellectual voices from all areas concerned, providing a real contribution to the academic exchange between the Muslim and the Euro-American more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 21.84mm | 612g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 113886269X
  • 9781138862692

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'It is a significant contribution to the debate on the compatibility and relationship of Islam with the topoi of globalization, modernity, and identity, and it is a necessary item in the shelf of any library and indeed for all those interested in informed discourse on how religion continues to defy the thesis of modern secularism which predicts the recession of religion to the background or the private sphere in an increasingly globalized world.' - Amidu Olalekan Sanni; Journal of Oriental and African Studies, Volume 19, 2010, pp. more

About Johan Meuleman

Johan Meuleman^n is a lecturer at the University of Leiden, a research fellow of the Leiden-based International Institute of Asian Studies, a professor by special appointment of Islamic History at IAIN Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta and the president of the Islamic University of Europe Foundation int he more

Table of contents

Part I. Globalization 1. Southeast Asian Islam and the Globalization Process Johan Meuleman, Leiden University, The Netherlands 2. Globalization of Indonesian Muslim Discourse. Contemporary Religion-Intellectual Connections between Indonesia and the Middle East Azyumardi Azra, State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta, Indonesia 3. The Indonesian Archipelago from 1913 to 2013. Celebrations and Dress Codes between International, Local and Islamic Culture Kees van Dijk, K.I.T.L.V., Leiden, The Netherlands 4. Islam in Brunei and Global Islam. An Analysis of their Interaction Iik Arifin Mansurnoor, Univerisiti Brunei Darussalam 5. Fatwas as a Unifying Factor in Indonesian History N.J.G. Kaptein, Leiden University, The Netherlands Part II. Modernization 6. Modernity and the Disenchantment of Life. A Muslim-Christian Contrast Mark R. Woodward, Arizona State University, USA 7. Pakistan, a Critique of the Concept of Modernity Lukas Werth, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany 8. Muslim Feminists in Western Academia. Question of Power, Matters of Necessity Azza Mostafa Karam, Women's Programme, World Conference on Religion and Peace, New York, USA 9. Is Islam a help or a hindrance to women's development? Riffat Hassan, University of Louisville, USA 10. Muslim Views on Population. The Case of Tajikistan Colette Harris, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Part III. Identity 11. The Mulla and the State. Dynamics of Islamic Religious Scholars and their Institutions in Contemporary Pakistan Jamal Malik, Universitat Erfurt, Germany 12. Religious Identity and Mass Education Muhammad Khalid Masud, ISIM/Leiden University, The Netherlands 13. Seeking Knowledge unto China. Traditionalization, Modernity and the State Dru C. Gladney, University of Hawaii, USA 14. The Institut Agama Negeri Islam at the Crossroads. Some Notes on the Indonesian State Institutes for Islamic Studies Johan H. Meuleman, Leiden University, The Netherlands 15. The Interaction of Religion and State in Indonesia. The Case of the Islamic Courts Muhamad Hisyam, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jakarta, Indonesia 16. The Ulama', the Government, and Society in Modern Indonesia. The Indonesian Council of Ulama' Revisited Mohamad Atho Mudzhar, State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) Suna Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 17. Contemporary Southeast Asian Muslim Intellectuals. An Examination of the Sources for their Concepts and Intellectual Constructs Howard M. Federspiel, Ohio State University, USA 18. Between Ummah and Home Country. The Indian Transnational Diaspora in the Caribbean Countries Mohan K. Bautam, Leiden University, The Netherlands Glossary Bibliography Indexshow more