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A New Anthropology of Islam

A New Anthropology of Islam

by John R. Bowen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521529786

ISBN-13: 9780521529785

Pub. Date: 08/01/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this powerful but accessible new study John Bowen draws on a full range of work in social anthropology to present Islam in ways that emphasise its constitutive practices, from praying and learning to judging and political organising. Starting at the heart of Islam - revelation and learning in Arabic lands - Bowen shows how Muslims have adapted Islamic texts and

Overview

In this powerful but accessible new study John Bowen draws on a full range of work in social anthropology to present Islam in ways that emphasise its constitutive practices, from praying and learning to judging and political organising. Starting at the heart of Islam - revelation and learning in Arabic lands - Bowen shows how Muslims have adapted Islamic texts and traditions to ideas and conditions in the societies in which they live. Returning to key case studies in Indonesia, Africa, Pakistan and Western Europe to explore each major domain of Islamic religious and social life, Bowen also considers the theoretical advances in social anthropology that have come out of the study of Islam. A New Anthropology of Islam is essential reading for all those interested in the study of Islam and for those following new developments in the discipline of anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521529785
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Series:
New Departures in Anthropology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. How to think about religions - Islam, for example; 2. Learning; 3. Perfecting piety through worship; 4. Reshaping sacrifice; 5. Healing and praying; 6. Pious organizing; 7. Judging; 8. Migrating and adapting; 9. Mobilizing.

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