Islamic Activism

Islamic Activism : A Social Movement Theory Approach

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... [Will] have an impact on two important fields of scholarship: social movement theory and the study of Islamic activist movements. -- John Voll, Georgetown UniversityThis volume represents the first comprehensive attempt to incorporate the study of Islamic activism into social movement theory. It argues that the dynamics, processes, and organization of Islamic activism can be understood as important elements of contention that transcend the specificity of Islam as a system of meaning and identity and a basis for collective action. Drawing on extensive fieldwork, the contributors show how social movement theory can be utilized to address a wide range of questions about the mobilization of contention in support of Muslim causes. The book covers myriad examples of Islamic activism (Sunni and Shi'a) in eight countries (Arab and non-Arab), including case studies of violence and contention, networks and alliances, and culture and framing.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 329 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253110769
  • 9780253110763

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.."." [Will] have an impact on two important fields of scholarship: social movement theory and the study of Islamic activist movements."show more

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