1. Resurgent Islam in a Secular World
2. The Paradox of Secularization
3. Sacrifice and Salvation in 'Islamic Terrorism'
4. Islam and Globalization
5. Clash of Civilizations and Civilizing Processes
6. Secular Establishment and Islamic Outsiders
7. Resurgent Islam and Sociology
British Journal of Sociology
“While the sociology of Islam flourished in the early twentieth century, recent contributions to the sociology of 'resurgent Islam' have been modest. Sutton and Vertigans have therefore made an important contribution towards bringing sociology back in. Their highly readable account of Islam draws on sociological studies of suicide, the civilising process, globalization theory, clash of civilisations thesis, secularisation theory and the analysis of the state. The result is a comprehensive theoretical framework that is sociological, scholarly and stimulating.”
Bryan S. Turner, National University of Singapore
- Introductory undergraduate textbook that examines Islamic resurgence from a sociological perspective.
- Clearly discusses and evaluates existing theories and evidence, relating these to the kind of contemporary in which students take interest.
- Strong appeal to upper-level undergraduates and above taking courses in the sociology of religion, religion and politics, and the sociology of Islam in particular.