Download PDF by Magnus Marsden,Konstantinos Retsikas: Articulating Islam: Anthropological Approaches to Muslim

By Magnus Marsden,Konstantinos Retsikas

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ISBN-13: 9789400742666

ISBN-10: 9400795971

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This selection of arresting and leading edge chapters applies the options of anthropology in interpreting the function performed by way of Islam within the social lives of the world’s Muslims. the amount starts with an advent that units out a robust case for a clean method of this type of examine, exhorting anthropologists to pause and think of whilst Islam is, and isn't, a critical function in their informants’ life-worlds and identities. The chapters that persist with are written through students with long term, expert learn event in Muslim societies starting from Kenya to Pakistan and from Yemen to China: hence they discover and examine Islam’s social importance in a number of settings that aren't limited to the center East or South Asia by myself. The authors check how precious present anthropological examine is in laying off gentle on Islam’s dating to modern societies. Collectively, the members install either theoretical and ethnographic research of key advancements within the anthropology of Islam over the past 30 years, while they extrapolate their findings to handle wider debates over the anthropology of worldwide religions extra quite often. Crucially, additionally they take on the thorny query of ways, within the present political context, anthropologists could proceed engaging in delicate and nuanced paintings with Muslim groups. ultimately, an afterword through a student of Christianity explores the conceptual parallels among the book’s key subject matters and the anthropology of global religions in a broader context. This quantity has key modern relevance: for instance, its conclusions at the fluidity of people’s kin with Islam will supply a massive counterpoint to many more often than not held assumptions concerning the incontestability of Islam within the public sphere.

 

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By Magnus Marsden,Konstantinos Retsikas

ISBN-10: 9400742665

ISBN-13: 9789400742666

ISBN-10: 9400795971

ISBN-13: 9789400795976

This selection of arresting and leading edge chapters applies the options of anthropology in interpreting the function performed by way of Islam within the social lives of the world’s Muslims. the amount starts with an advent that units out a robust case for a clean method of this type of examine, exhorting anthropologists to pause and think of whilst Islam is, and isn't, a critical function in their informants’ life-worlds and identities. The chapters that persist with are written through students with long term, expert learn event in Muslim societies starting from Kenya to Pakistan and from Yemen to China: hence they discover and examine Islam’s social importance in a number of settings that aren't limited to the center East or South Asia by myself. The authors check how precious present anthropological examine is in laying off gentle on Islam’s dating to modern societies. Collectively, the members install either theoretical and ethnographic research of key advancements within the anthropology of Islam over the past 30 years, while they extrapolate their findings to handle wider debates over the anthropology of worldwide religions extra quite often. Crucially, additionally they take on the thorny query of ways, within the present political context, anthropologists could proceed engaging in delicate and nuanced paintings with Muslim groups. ultimately, an afterword through a student of Christianity explores the conceptual parallels among the book’s key subject matters and the anthropology of global religions in a broader context. This quantity has key modern relevance: for instance, its conclusions at the fluidity of people’s kin with Islam will supply a massive counterpoint to many more often than not held assumptions concerning the incontestability of Islam within the public sphere.

 

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