Islam, Politics, Anthropology
January 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
- Challenges current and past approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim politics in anthropology
- Offers a critical comprehensive review of past and current literature on the subject
- Presents innovative ethnographic description and analysis of everyday Muslim politics in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and North America
- Proposes new analytical approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim politics
1 Benjamin Soares & Filippo Osella
Islam, politics, anthropology.
2 Samuli Schielke
Being good in Ramadan: ambivalence, fragmentation, and the moral self in the lives of young Egyptians.
3 Hatsuki Aishima & Armando Salvatore
Doubt, faith, and knowledge: the reconfi guration of the intellectual field in post-Nasserist Cairo.
4 Magnus Marsden
A tour not so grand: mobile Muslims in northern Pakistan.
5 Kai Kresse
Muslim politics in postcolonial Kenya: negotiating knowledge on the double-periphery.
6 Rosa De Jorio
Between dialogue and contestation: gender, Islam, and the challenges of a Malian public sphere.
7 Lara Deeb
Piety politics and the role of a transnational feminist analysis.
8 Julie McBrien
Mukadas's struggle: veils and modernity in Kyrgyzstan.
9 Irfan Ahmad
Genealogy of the Islamic state: reflections on Maududi's political thought and Islamism.
10 Maimuna Huq
Talking jihad and piety: reformist exertions among Islamist women in Bangladesh.
11 Daromir Rudnyckyj
Market Islam in Indonesia.
12 Filippo Osella & Caroline Osella
Muslim entrepreneurs in public life between India and the Gulf: making good and doing good.
13 Gregory Starrett
Islam and the politics of enchantment.
Benjamin Soares is an anthropologist and Senior Research Fellow at the Afrika-Studiecentrum in Leiden, The Netherlands. Soares' publications include Islam and the Prayer Economy (2005) and two edited volumes, Islam and Muslim Politics in Africa (2007) and Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa (2006).