Download e-book for iPad: Articulating Islam: Anthropological Approaches to Muslim by Magnus Marsden,Konstantinos Retsikas

By Magnus Marsden,Konstantinos Retsikas

ISBN-10: 9400742665

ISBN-13: 9789400742666

ISBN-10: 9400795971

ISBN-13: 9789400795976

This number of arresting and cutting edge chapters applies the suggestions of anthropology in reading the position performed by way of Islam within the social lives of the world’s Muslims. the amount starts off with an advent that units out a robust case for a clean method of this sort of learn, exhorting anthropologists to pause and think of whilst Islam is, and isn't, a crucial characteristic in their informants’ life-worlds and identities. The chapters that stick to are written via students with long term, expert study adventure in Muslim societies starting from Kenya to Pakistan and from Yemen to China: therefore they discover and examine Islam’s social importance in various settings that aren't constrained to the center East or South Asia by myself. The authors investigate how precious present anthropological learn is in laying off mild on Islam’s courting to modern societies. Collectively, the individuals set up either theoretical and ethnographic research of key advancements within the anthropology of Islam over the past 30 years, at the same time they extrapolate their findings to handle wider debates over the anthropology of global religions extra commonly. Crucially, additionally they take on the thorny query of ways, within the present political context, anthropologists may possibly proceed carrying out delicate and nuanced paintings with Muslim groups. ultimately, an afterword by means of a student of Christianity explores the conceptual parallels among the book’s key topics and the anthropology of worldwide religions in a broader context. This quantity has key modern relevance: for instance, its conclusions at the fluidity of people’s kinfolk with Islam will offer an immense counterpoint to many as a rule held assumptions in regards to the incontestability of Islam within the public sphere.


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