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This new 4 volume collection will bring together the key literature on Islam and Society. In four broad themes the collection will cover Islam and power; minorities and pluralism; everyday life, ethics and community building; subjectivation, discipline and piety. Fully indexed and including a newly written introduction by the editor, this is an essential reference resource for student and scholar.
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  • Mixed media product | 1508 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 101.6mm | 2,930g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 22 Halftones, black and white; 4 Tables, black and white
  • 1138916781
  • 9781138916784

Table of contents

Islam and Society: Critical Concepts in Sociology


Edited by Thijl Sunier





Volume 1: The Perils of Modernity: Islam and Social Transformation





Contents





Acknowledgements





Introduction





Part 1: The language of modernity











L. Ahmed, `Western Ethnocentrism and Perceptions of the Harem', Feminist Studies 8, 3, 1982, 521-534.










D. Eickelman, `Islam and the Language of Modernity', Deadalus 29, 1, 2000, 119-135.










R. W. Hefner, `Multiple Modernities: Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism in a Globalizing Age', Annual Review of Anthropology 27, 1998, 83-104.










E. W. Said, `Representing the Colonized: Anthropology's Interlocutors', Critical Inquiry 15, 2, 1989, 205-225.







Salvatore, `Power and Authority within European Secularity: From the Enlightenment Critique of Religion to the Contemporary Presence of Islam', The Muslim World 96, 4, 2006, 543-561.







H. Zaidi, `Muslim Reconstructions of Knowledge and the Re-enchantment of Modernity', Theory, Culture & Society 23, 5, 2006, 69-91.



Part 2 Society and politics









J. W. Anderson, `Conjuring with Ibn Khaldun: From an Anthropological Point of View', Journal of Asian and African Studies 18, 3-4, 1983, 263-273.










L. Binder, `Exceptionalism and Authenticity: The Question of Islam and Democracy', The Arab Studies Journal 6, 1, 1989, 33-59.










J. A. Massad, `The Choice of Liberalism', in Islam in Liberalism (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015), pp. 1-14.






Part 3: Progress and development









S. A. Arjomand, `Islam, Political Change and Globalization', Thesis Eleven 76, 1, 2004, 9-28.










Bayat, `The Work Ethic in Islam: A Comparison with Protestantism', The Islamic Quarterly 36, 1, 1992, 5-27.









Part 4: Secularism









T. Asad, `Secularism, Nation-State, Religion' in Formations of the Secular (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003), pp. 181-205.










S. Bangstad, `Contesting Secularism/s: Secularism and Islam in the work of Talal Asad', Anthropological Theory 9, 2, 2009, 188-208.










F. Keyman, `Islam, Modernity and Secularism: The Case of Turkey', Theory, Culture & Society 24, 2, 2007, 215-234.










M. K. Masud, `The Construction and Deconstruction of Secularism as an Ideology in Contemporary Muslim Thought', Asian Journal of Social Science 33, 3, 2005, 363-383.










S. Zubaida, `Islam and Secularization', Asian Journal of Social Science 33, 3, 2005, 438-448.









Volume 2: Space, Place, Time: The Spatial Dimensions of Islam





Contents





Acknowledgements





Part 5: Mobilities









S. Bhardwaj, `Non-Hajj Pilgrimage in Islam: A Neglected Dimension of Religious Circulation', Journal of Cultural Geography 17, 2, 1998, 69-87.










M. Buitelaar, `Moved by Mecca: The Meanings of the Hajj for Present Day Dutch Muslims', in I. Flaskerud and R. Natvig (eds), Muslim Pilgrimage in and from Europe (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017).










H. Donnan, `Pilgrimage and Islam in Rural Pakistan: The Influence of the Hajj', Etnofoor 8, 1, 1995, 63-82.










S. McLoughlin, `Holy Places, Contested Spaces: British-Pakistani Accounts of Pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah' in P. Hopkins and R. Gale (eds), Muslims in Britain: Race, Place and Identities (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009), pp. 132-149.






Part 6: Homelands









Ahmad, `Genealogy of the Islamic State: Reflections on Maududi's Political Thought and Islamism', Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 15, 1, 2009, 145-162.










M. Al-Rasheed, C. Kersten and M. Shterin, `The Caliphate: Nostalgic Memory and Contemporary Visions' in M. Al-Rasheed, C. Kersten and M. Shterin (eds),[B] Demystifying the Caliphate: Historical Memory and Contemporary Contexts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp.1-31










M. Parvin and M. Sommer, `Dar al-Islam: The Evolution of Muslim Territoriality and its Implications for Conflict Resolution in the Middle East', International Journal of Middle East Studies 11, 1, 1-21.










O. Vovina, `Islam and the Creation of Sacred Space: The Mishar Tatars in Chuvashia', Religion, State and Society 34, 3, 2006, 255-269.










S. Zubaida, `Islam and Nationalism: Continuities and Contradictions', Nations Nationalism 10, 4, 2004, 407-420.






Part 7: Place-making









M. Maussen, `Islamic Presence and Mosque Establishment in France: Colonialism, Arrangements for Guest Workers and Citizenship', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 33, 6, 2007, 981-1102.










M. A. Morgahi, `An Emerging European Islam: The Case of the Minhajul Quran in the Netherlands', in M. van Bruinessen and S. Allievi (eds), Producing Islamic Knowledge: Transmission and Dissemination in Western Europe (New York: Routledge, 2011), pp. 47-65.










P. Tamimi Arab, `"A Minaret of Light": Transducing the Islamic Call to Prayer?', Material Religion 11, 2, 2015, 136-163.










O. Verkaaik, `Designing the "Anti-mosque": Identity, Religion and Affect in Contemporary European Mosque Design', Social Anthropology 20, 2, 2012, 161-176.








Part 8: Boundaries











J. R. Bowen, `Does French Islam have Borders? Dilemmas of Domestication in a Global Religious Field', American Anthropologist 106, 1, 2004, 43-55.










Y. N. Soysal, `Changing Parameters of Citizenship and Claims-making: Organized Islam in European Public Spheres', Theory and Society 26, 1997, 509-527.










R. Zolberg and L. L. Woon, `Why Islam is Like Spanish: Cultural Incorporation in Europe and the United States', Politics & Society 27, 1, 1999, 5-38.









Volume 3: Communities, Fractions, Networks, Audiences





Contents





Acknowledgements





Part 9: Discussion









T. Keskin, `The Sociology of Islam', in H. Keskin (ed.), The Sociology of Islam: Secularism, Economy and Politics (Reading: Ithaca Press, 2011), pp. 1-21.










Y. Sadowski, `Political Islam: Asking the Wrong Questions?', Annual Review of Political Science 9, 2006, 215-240.










J. Tan, `Culture or Class? Why Islam is Neither the Question nor the Answer', Sociology of Islam 1, 1-2, 2013, 64-87.






Part 10: Communities, Sects, and Politics









K. P. Ewing, `Living Islam in the Diaspora: Between Turkey and Germany', The South Atlantic Quarterly 102, 2-3, 2003, 405-431.










N. Hashemi, `Toward a Political Theory of Sectarianism in the Middle East: The Salience of Authoritarianism over Theology', Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies 1, 1, 2016, 65-76.










Z. Pall and M. de Koning, `Being and Belonging in Transnational Salafism: Informality, Social Capital and Authority in European and Middle Eastern Salafi Networks', Journal of Muslims in Europe 6, 1, 2017.










R. Rinaldo, `Pious and Critical: Muslim Women Activists and the Question of Agency', Gender & Society 28, 6, 2014, 824-846.






Part 11: Authority, Audiences and Publics









H. Kalmbach, `Social and Religious Change in Damascus: One Case of Female Islamic Religious Authority', British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 35, 1, 2008, 37-57.










P. Mandaville, `Globalization and the Politics of Religious Knowledge: Pluralizing Authority in the Muslim World', Theory, Culture, & Society 24, 2, 2007, 101-115.










D. Schulz, `Promises of (Im)mediate Salvation: Islam, Broadcast Media, and the Remaking of Religious Experience in Mali', American Ethnologist 33, 2, 2006, 210-229.










T. Sunier and M. Sahin, `The Weeping Sermon: Persuasion, Binding and Authority within the Gulen Movement', Culture and Religion 16, 2, 2015, 228-241.










F. Volpi and B. Turner, `Making Islamic Authority Matter', Theory, Culture and Society 24, 2, 2007, 1-19.






Part 12: A Transnational Muslim Public Sphere?









J. R. Bowen, `Beyond Migration: Islam as a Transnational Public Space', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 30, 5, 2004, 879-894.










D. F. Eickelman and A. Salvatore, `The Public Sphere and Muslim Identities', European Journal of Sociology 43, 1, 2002, 92-115.










Kort, `Dar al-Cyber Islam: Women, Domestic Violence, and the Islamic Reformation on the World Wide Web', Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 25, 3, 2005, 363-383.










R. Salih, `The Backward and the New: National, Transnational and Post-National Islam in Europe', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 30, 5, 2006, 995-1011.






Volume 4: Ethical Formation, World-making and the Self





Contents





Acknowledgements








Part 13: The Debate









T. Asad, `Anthropological Conceptions of Religion: Reflections on Geertz', Man, New Series 18, 2, 1983, 237-259.










C. Geertz, `Religion as Cultural System', in The Interpretation of Cultures (New York: Basic Books, 1973), pp. 87-126.










S. Schielke, `Second Thoughts about the Anthropology of Islam, or How to Make Sense of Grand Schemes in Everyday Life', ZMO Working Paper, No.2, 2010, 2-16.






Part 14: Technologies of the Self









P. Eisenlohr, `Technologies of the Spirit: Devotional Islam, Sound Reproduction and the Dialectics of Mediation and Immediacy in Mauritius', Anthropological Theory 9, 3, 2009, 273-296.










H. El-Sayed, A. Greenhill and C. Westrup, `'"I Download My Prayer Schedule": Exploring the Technological Mediation of Islamic Religious Practice at Work', Culture and Religion 21, 6, 2015, 35-50.










C. Hirschkind, `The Ethics of Listening: Cassette-sermon Audition in Contemporary Egypt', American Ethnologist 28, 3, 2001, 623-649.










S. Mahmood, `Rehearsed Spontaneity and the Conventionality of Ritual: Disciplines of Salat', American Ethnologist 28, 4, 2001, 827-853.














Moors, `"Islamic Fashion" in Europe: Religious Conviction, Aesthetic Style, and Creative Consumption', Encounters 1, 1, 2009, 175-201.








Part 15: Performance and Public Ethics











F. Devji, `The Terrorist as Humanitarian', Social Analysis 53, 1, 2009, 173-192.










J. B. Hoesterey, `Prophetic Cosmopolitanism: Islam, Pop Psychology, and Civic Virtue in Indonesia', City & Society 24, 1, 2012, 38-61.










M. LeVine, `Heavy Metal Muslims: The Rise of a Post-Islamist Public Sphere', Contemporary Islam 2, 3, 2008, 229-249.










L. Moosavi, `British Muslim Converts Performing "Authentic Muslimness"' Performing Islam 1, 2012, 103-128.










M. Rytter, `Transnational Sufism from Below: Charismatic Counselling and the Quest for Well-being', South Asian Diaspora 6, 1, 2014, 105-119.










A. B. Sajoo, `The Ethics of the Public Square: A Preliminary Muslim Critique', Institute of Ismaili Studies 2007, 2-16.










D. E. Schulz, `(Re) Turning to Proper Muslim Practice: Islamic Moral Renewal and Women's Conflicting Assertions of Sunni Identity in Urban Mali', Africa Today 54, 4, 2008, 20-43.










P. A. Silverstein, `Sporting Faith: Islam, Soccer, and the French Nation-State', Social Text 18, 4, 2000, 25-53.








Index
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About Thijl Sunier

Thijl Sunier is Full Professor in the Anthropology of Religion and holds the Islam in European Societies chair at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
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