The Anthropology of Islam Reader

Author: Jens Kreinath
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415780254
Category: Religion
Page: 420
View: 3871
The Anthropology of Islam Reader brings together a rich variety of ethnographic work, offering an insight into various forms of Islam as practiced in different geographic, social, and cultural contexts. Topics explored include Ramadan and the Hajj, the Feast of Sacrifice, and the representation of Islam. An extensive introduction and bibliography helps students develop their understanding of the variety of methodological and theoretical approaches involved in the anthropological study of Islam. In his selections, Jens Kreinath highlights the diversity of practices and themes that were formative for this field of study, making this essential reading for students of Islam at undergraduate and graduate level.

The Anthropology of Islam

Author: Gabriele Marranci
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1847886205
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 4491
An increasing number of people have questions about Islam and Muslims. But how can we approach and study Islam after September 11th? Which is the best methodology to understand an Islam that is changing in a globalized world? The Anthropology of Islam argues that Islam today needs to be studied as a living religion through the observation of everyday Muslim life. Drawing on extensive original fieldwork, Marranci provides provocative analyses of Islam and its relation to issues such as identities, politics, culture, power and gender. The Anthropology of Islam is unprecedented in its innovative and challenging discussion about fieldwork among Muslims, and its ethnographically based interpretations of contemporary aspects of Islam in a post-September 11th society. The book will appeal to those in anthropology and beyond who see and are interested in investigating the unsettled place of Islam in our multicultural society.

Der inspizierte Muslim

Zur Politisierung der Islamforschung in Europa
Author: Schirin Amir-Moazami
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839436753
Category: Social Science
Page: 374
View: 3679
Muslime in Europa stehen im Fokus. Sie werden beäugt, beforscht und vermessen. Von diesem geballten öffentlichen und politischen Interesse ist auch die akademische Forschung nicht ausgenommen. Der Band hält hier inne und fragt: Wer wird auf welche Weise als Muslim in den Blick genommen? Von wem und warum? Welche Fragen sind prägend und welche erkenntnistheoretischen und normativen Annahmen liegen ihnen zugrunde? Die Beiträge des Bandes beleuchten (selbst-)kritisch die Zusammenhänge von akademischem Wissen und politischem Eingriff. Denn nicht ein Mehr an Wissen über Muslime führt zu einer wirksamen Kritik an ihrer vermehrten Diskursivierung, sondern eine kritische Reflexion über die Voraussetzungen der Wissensproduktion.

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion

Author: Janice Boddy,Michael Lambek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119124999
Category: Social Science
Page: 584
View: 4287
A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays that explore the variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world and asks how to think about religion as a subject of anthropological inquiry. Presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays exploring the wide variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world Explores a broad range of topics including the perspectivism debate, the rise of religious nationalism, reflections on religion and new media, religion and politics, and ideas of self and gender in relation to religious belief Includes examples drawn from different religious traditions and from several regions of the world Features newly–commissioned articles reflecting the most up–to–date research and critical thinking in the field, written by an international team of leading scholars Adds immeasurably to our understanding of the complex relationships between religion, culture, society, and the individual in today s world

A New Anthropology of Islam

Author: John R. Bowen,John Richard Bowen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521529786
Category: Religion
Page: 219
View: 1840
This powerful, accessible new study explores the contributions that anthropology has made to the study and understanding of Islam.

Kurze Geschichte des Islam

Author: William Montgomery Watt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783803124548
Page: 142
View: 2352

The Anthropology of Justice

Law as Culture in Islamic Society
Author: Lawrence Rosen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521367400
Category: Religion
Page: 101
View: 4473
In this first full-scale study of the operations of a modern Islamic court of law in the Arabic-speaking world, the author examines the cultural foundations of judicial discretion. He shows how the analysis of legal systems requires an understanding of the concepts and relationships encountered in everyday life. Using the Islamic courts of Morocco as its substantive base, he demonstrates how the shaping of facts in a court of law, the use of local experts, and the organization of the judicial structure all contribute to the reliance on local concepts and personnel to inform the range of judicial discretion. By drawing comparisons with Anglo-American law, the author demonstrates that in both societies, it is necessary to view law as integral to culture and culture as indispensable to law.

The Anthropology of Religious Conversion

Author: Andrew Buckser,Stephen D. Glazier
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742517783
Category: Religion
Page: 236
View: 4054
This text paints a picture of conversion far more complex than its customary image in anthropology and religious studies.

Religions in Practice

An Approach to the Anthropology of Religion
Author: John R. Bowen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315411075
Category: Religion
Page: 274
View: 3171
Religions in Practice provides a comprehensive and primarily theme-based overview for students of the anthropology of religion. Whilst covering traditional topics such as magic, witchcraft, and spiritual healing, the book addresses key contemporary subjects including migration, transnationalism, nationalism, secularism, and law. It offers an issues-oriented perspective on everyday religious behaviors and examines small-scale societies as well as major, established religions. Throughout the text Bowen engages with ongoing debates concerning the place of religion in public life. He successfully balances the presentation of theory and concepts with rich case study examples, integrating theoretical discussion with a wide range of cross-cultural ethnographic material. This seventh edition has been updated throughout. The opening section now focuses more clearly on the question of what is ‘religion’ and on approaches to studying religion. There is more on materiality as well as a new final chapter on religious mobilizing and violence. Further resources are available via a comprehensive companion website.

Der Fehltritt des Gelehrten

die "Pest von Emmaus" und ihre theologischen Nachspiele
Author: Josef van Ess
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783825312008
Category: Epidemics
Page: 453
View: 9748

Islam, Politics, Anthropology

Author: Filippo Osella,Benjamin Soares
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444324419
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 4252
Part of The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute SpecialIssue Book Series, Islam, Politics, Anthropology offerscritical reflections on past and current studies of Islam andpolitics in anthropology and charts new analytical approaches toexamining Islam in the post-9/11 world. Challenges current and past approaches to the study of Islamand Muslim politics in anthropology Offers a critical comprehensive review of past and currentliterature on the subject Presents innovative ethnographic description and analysis ofeveryday Muslim politics in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, andNorth America Proposes new analytical approaches to the study of Islam andMuslim politics

Sociology and Anthropology: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199804252
Category: Social Science
Page: 43
View: 5779
This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

Pilgrims of Love

The Anthropology of a Global Sufi Cult
Author: Pnina Werbner
ISBN: 9781850656517
Category: Islamic sects
Page: 348
View: 8010
This is a study of the transnational Sufi Naqshbandi order. It discusses the complex organisation of Sufi orders as regional & transnational cults & how such cults are manifested through ritual action & embodied in sacred mythology.

The Anthropology of Islamic Law

Education, Ethics, and Legal Interpretation at Egypt's Al-Azhar
Author: Aria Nakissa
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190932899
Category: Law
Page: 304
View: 6306
The Anthropology of Islamic Law shows how hermeneutic theory and practice theory can be brought together to analyze cultural, legal, and religious traditions. These ideas are developed through an analysis of the Islamic legal tradition, which examines both Islamic legal doctrine and religious education. The book combines anthropology and Islamist history, using ethnography and in-depth analysis of Arabic religious texts. The book focuses on higher religious learning in contemporary Egypt, examining its intellectual, ethical, and pedagogical dimensions. Data is drawn from fieldwork inside al-Azhar University, Cairo University's Dar al-Ulum, and the network of traditional study circles associated with the al-Azhar mosque. Together these sites constitute the most important venue for the transmission of religious learning in the contemporary Muslim world. The book gives special attention to contemporary Egypt, and also provides a broader analysis relevant to Islamic legal doctrine and religious education throughout history.

Ritual: Key Concepts in Religion

Author: Pamela J. Stewart,Andrew Strathern
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1623568463
Category: Religion
Page: 192
View: 9182
Ritual has emerged as a major focus of academic interest. As a concept, the idea of ritual integrates the study of behavior both within and beyond the domain of religion. Ritual can be both secular and religious in character. There is renewed interest in questions such as: Why do rituals exist at all? What has been, and continues to be, their place in society? How do they change over time? Such questions exist against a backdrop of assumptions about development, modernization, and disenchantment of the world. Written with the specific needs of students of religious studies in mind, Ritual: Key Concepts in Religion surveys the field of ritual studies, looking at it both historically within anthropology and in terms of its contemporary relevance to world events.

Understanding Near Eastern literatures

a spectrum of interdisciplinary approaches
Author: Verena Klemm,Beatrice Gruendler
Publisher: Reichert Verlag
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 283
View: 6358
English summary: The book offers an interdisciplinary perspective on Near Eastern Literatures and participates in their ongoing dialogue with literary theory. It presents 19 different readings of Arabic, Persian and Turkish works from the classical and modern periods, throwing new light on the texts as well as discussing chosen theoretical models, their applicability, and interconnection. German description: In einem Spektrum von Beitragen zur arabischen, persischen und turkischen Literatur wird interdisziplinares Arbeiten in der Orientalistik vorgestellt und reflektiert. Der Band bietet neue Perspektiven auf orientalische Literaturen und ist ein Pladoyer zur fachubergreifenden Vermittlung und Zusammenarbeit.

Die Hälfte des Himmels

wie Frauen weltweit für eine bessere Zukunft kämpfen
Author: Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406606380
Page: 359
View: 354