Muslim Politics


Author: Dale F. Eickelman,James Piscatori
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691187789
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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In this updated paperback edition, Dale Eickelman and James Piscatori explore how the politics of Islam play out in the lives of Muslims throughout the world. They discuss how recent events such as September 11 and the 2003 war in Iraq have contributed to reshaping the political and religious landscape of Muslim-majority countries and Muslim communities elsewhere. As they examine the role of women in public life and Islamic perspectives on modernization and free speech, the authors probe the diversity of the contemporary Islamic experience, suggesting general trends and challenging popular Western notions of Islam as a monolithic movement. In so doing, they clarify concepts such as tradition, authority, ethnicity, pro-test, and symbolic space, notions that are crucial to an in-depth understanding of ongoing political events. This book poses questions about ideological politics in a variety of transnational and regional settings throughout the Muslim world. Europe and North America, for example, have become active Muslim centers, profoundly influencing trends in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and South and Southeast Asia. The authors examine the long-term cultural and political implications of this transnational shift as an emerging generation of Muslims, often the products of secular schooling, begin to reshape politics and society--sometimes in defiance of state authorities. Scholars, mothers, government leaders, and musicians are a few of the protagonists who, invoking shared Islamic symbols, try to reconfigure the boundaries of civic debate and public life. These symbolic politics explain why political actions are recognizably Muslim, and why "Islam" makes a difference in determining the politics of a broad swath of the world.

Muslim Politics in India


Author: Srikanta Ghosh
Publisher: APH Publishing
ISBN: 9788170240709
Category: Political Science
Page: 160
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Muslim political movement, early phase


Author: Jamil-ud-Din Ahmad
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 83
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Remaking Muslim Politics

Pluralism, Contestation, Democratization
Author: Robert W. Hefner
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400826391
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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There is a struggle for the hearts and minds of Muslims unfolding across the Islamic world. The conflict pits Muslims who support pluralism and democracy against others who insist such institutions are antithetical to Islam. With some 1.3 billion people worldwide professing Islam, the outcome of this contest is sure to be one of the defining political events of the twenty-first century. Bringing together twelve engaging essays by leading specialists focusing on individual countries, this pioneering book examines the social origins of civil-democratic Islam, its long-term prospects, its implications for the West, and its lessons for our understanding of religion and politics in modern times. Although depicted by its opponents as the product of political ideas "made in the West" civil-democratic Islam represents an indigenous politics that seeks to build a distinctive Islamic modernity. In countries like Turkey, Iran, Malaysia, and Indonesia, it has become a major political force. Elsewhere its influence is apparent in efforts to devise Islamic grounds for women's rights, religious tolerance, and democratic citizenship. Everywhere it has generated fierce resistance from religious conservatives. Examining this high-stakes clash, Remaking Muslim Politics breaks new ground in the comparative study of Islam and democracy. The contributors are Bahman Baktiari, Thomas Barfield, John R. Bowen, Dale F. Eickelman, Robert W. Hefner, Peter Mandaville, Augustus Richard Norton, Gwenn Okruhlik, Michael G. Peletz, Diane Singerman, Jenny B. White, and Muhammad Qasim Zaman.

Muslim politics in Bengal, 1937-1947


Author: Shila Sen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bengal (India)
Page: 310
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Islam, Politics, and Social Movements


Author: Ervand Abrahamian
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520068681
Category: History
Page: 332
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Taken together the essays in this work not only provide new research essential to the study of Islamic societies and Muslim peoples, but also set a new standard for the concrete study of local situations and illuminate the forces shaping the history of modern Muslim societies. This collection is unique in its sophisticated interpretation of the social protest and political resistance movements in Muslim countries during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors take two principal approaches to the study of their subject. Utilizing "new cultural history," they explore how particular movements have deployed the cultural and religious resources of Islam to mobilize and legitimize insurgent political action. Others rely on "new social history" to study the economic, political, and social contexts in which movements of anti-colonial resistance and revolution have developed. This work brings together contributions from specialists on Islamic North Africa, Egypt, the Arab fertile crescent, Iran and India.

Pragmatic Muslim Politics

The Case of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress
Author: Andreas Johansson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030127893
Category: Cultural Studies
Page: 157
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This book analyses and discusses the use of Islamic terms and symbols in the political party Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC). It is based on interviews with the leading members of the party and on analyses of the party's official documents. It describes the history of Muslims in Sri Lanka, presents the analytical framework used, and discusses the official documents and narratives of party members, as well as the details of the Ashraff and Hakeem terms in Parliament. The book provides knowledge about the state of religion and politics in Sri Lanka, and provides insight into how a religious political Muslim party functions as a pragmatic rather than fundamentalist movement. Representing a recent study on the complex relationship between religion and politics, this book greatly advances our understanding of the power of religion and its effect on both individual lives and society.

Transnational Muslim Politics

Reimagining the Umma
Author: Peter G. Mandaville
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113454023X
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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This book analyzes Islam as a form of 'travelling theory' in the context of contemporary global transformations such as diasporic communities, transnational social movements, global cities and information technologies. Peter Mandaville examines how 'globalization' is manifested as lived experience through a discussion of debates over the meaning of Muslim identity, political community and the emergence of a 'critical Islam'. This radical book argues that translocal forces are leading the emergence of a wider Muslim public sphere. Now available in paperback, it contains a new preface setting the debates in the context of September 11th.

British Muslim Politics

Examining Pakistani Biraderi Networks
Author: P. Akhtar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137275162
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Although there has emerged a huge interest in the Muslim communities in Britain since 9/11 and 7/7, few academic studies have focused on the political processes within Muslim communities and the impacts these have on civic engagement. This book examines the political biographies and religious identities of British Muslims of Pakistani descent.

Muslim Politics in Bihar

Changing Contours
Author: Mohammad Sajjad
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317559827
Category: History
Page: 396
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This book studies the engagement of various Muslim communities with Bihar politics from colonial times to present-day India. It debunks several myths in highlighting Muslim resistance to the Two-Nation theory, and counters the ‘Isolation Syndrome’ faced by Muslim communities after Independence. Using rare archival sources and hitherto unexamined Urdu texts, this book offers a nuanced exploration of complex themes such as the struggle against Bengali hegemony, communalism, regionalism and alienation before Independence, recent language politics, the political assertion of low-caste Muslims in current Bihar, as well as their quest for social and gender justice. An important contribution to the study of South Asian Islam, this book will interest students and scholars of modern Indian history, politics, sociology, religion, gender, and minority studies.

Growth of Muslim Politics in India


Author: Zafar-ul-Islam
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: India
Page: 19
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Muslim Political Discourse in Postcolonial India

Monuments, Memory, Contestation
Author: Hilal Ahmed
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317559541
Category: Philosophy
Page: 344
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The book examines the postcolonial Muslim political discourse through monuments. It establishes a link between the process by which historic buildings become monuments and the gradual transformation of these historic/legal entities into political objects. The author studies the multiple interpretations of Indo-Islamic historical buildings as ‘political sites’ as well as emerging Muslim religiosities and the internal configurations of Muslim politics in India. He also looks at the modes by which a memory of a royal Muslim past is articulated for political mobilisation. Raising critical questions such as whether Muslim responses to political questions are homogenous, the book will greatly interest researchers and students of political science, modern Indian history, sociology, as well as the general reader interested in contemporary India.

Islam and Politics


Author: John L. Esposito
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815627746
Category: Political Science
Page: 393
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Islam and Politics


Author: Peter Mandaville
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317805496
Category: History
Page: 456
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This book is an accessible and comprehensive account of political Islam in the twenty-first century. Drawing on insights from comparative politics and Islamic studies, it explains the complex interaction between Islam, society, the state, and processes of globalization. The book demonstrates that political Islam, far from being a monolithic phenomenon, varies considerably from country to country depending on its position in relation to society, the state, and the broader political environment. The book provides a portrait of Islam and politics through a combination of detailed case studies and country overviews that span the globe from the Middle East to Central and South Asia, Southeast Asia and Europe and North America—as well as a detailed account of the global jihadist movement. Engaging the debate on "post-Islamism" and the aftermath of Arab Uprisings, the book also provides a roadmap of possible futures for Islam and politics. Subjects covered include: • history of Islam and politics and an overview of key concepts • how political Islam interacts with the nation-state and the global economy • a wide variety of global case studies • profiles of key movements and individuals Fully illustrated throughout, featuring maps, a glossary and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal introduction to the crucial role of political Islam in the contemporary world.

Islam, Politics, Anthropology


Author: Filippo Osella,Benjamin Soares
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444324419
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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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

Muslim Political Participation in Europe


Author: Jorgen S Nielsen
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748677534
Category: Political Science
Page: 360
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Analyses European Muslim communities' developing involvement in their political environment and related Muslim and public debates.

The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics


Author: John L. Esposito,Emad El-Din Shahin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195395891
Category: Political Science
Page: 684
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The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics, with contributions from prominent scholars and specialists, provides a comprehensive analysis of what we know and where we are in the study of political Islam.

Muslim Politics in Secular India


Author: Hamid Umar Dalwai
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Muslims
Page: 160
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Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia


Author: Johan Saravanamuttu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135171874
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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This book examines the ways in which Muslim politics in Southeast Asia has greatly impacted democratic practice and contributed to its practical and discursive development. It provides comparisons and linkages amongst Muslim-majority and -minority countries, to aid understanding of the phenomenon of Muslim politics in the region as a whole.

Ethnicity, Islam and Nationalism

Muslim Politics in the North-West Frontier Province, 1937-1947
Author: Sayyid Vaqār ʻAlī Shāh
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195790504
Category: History
Page: 311
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This book focuses on the politics of the North-West Frontier Province of India between 1937 and 1947. It was the only Muslim majority province which supported the Indian National Congress in its struggle against the British Raj. The book explores the rise of the Khudai Khidmatgars, the preference of the NWFP Muslims for the Congress, and the Muslim League's initial failure to acquire their support.