Islam in the Era of Globalization: Muslim Attitudes towards Modernity and Identity / Edition 1

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Globalization, modernity and identity are fundamental issues in contemporary Islam and Islamic Studies. This collection of essays reflects the wide diversity that characterises contemporary Islamic Studies. The case studies cover regions stretching from China and Southeast Asia to diaspora communities in the Caribbean and Tajikistan. There is significant participation of intellectual voices from all areas concerned, providing a real contribution to the academic exchange between the Muslim and the Euro-American worlds.

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'It is a significant contribution to the debate on the compatibility and relationship of Islam with the topoi of globalization, modernity, and identity, and it is a necessary item in the shelf of any library and indeed for all those interested in informed discourse on how religion continues to defy the thesis of modern secularism which predicts the recession of religion to the background or the private sphere in an increasingly globalized world.' - Amidu Olalekan Sanni; Journal of Oriental and African Studies, Volume 19, 2010, pp. 397-400.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700716913
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/23/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Johan Meuleman^n is a lecturer at the University of Leiden, a research fellow of the Leiden-based International Institute of Asian Studies, a professor by special appointment of Islamic History at IAIN Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta and the president of the Islamic University of Europe Foundation int he Netherlands.
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Table of Contents

Note on References
The Contributors
Introduction 1
1 South-East Asian Islam and the Globalization Process 13
2 Globalization of Indonesian Muslim Discourse: Contemporary Religio-Intellectual Connections Between Indonesia and the Middle East 31
3 The Indonesian Archipelago from 1913 to 2013: Celebrations and Dress Codes Between International, Local, and Islamic Culture 51
4 Islam in Brunei Darussalam and Global Islam: An Analysis of Their Interaction 71
5 Fatwas as a Unifying Factor in Indonesian History 99
6 Modernity and the Disenchantment of Life: A Muslim-Christian Contrast 111
7 Pakistan: A Critique of the Concept of Modernity 143
8 Muslim Feminists in Western Academia: Questions of Power, Matters of Necessity 171
9 Is Islam a Help or Hindrance to Women's Development? 189
10 Muslim Views on Population: The Case of Tajikistan 211
11 The Mulla and the State: Dynamics of Islamic Religious Scholars and Their Institutions in Contemporary Pakistan 225
12 Religious Identity and Mass Education 233
13 Seeking Knowledge unto China: Traditionalization, Modernity, and the State 247
14 The Institut Agama Islam Negeri at the Crossroads: Some Notes on the Indonesian State Institutes for Islamic Studies 281
15 The Interaction of Religion and State in Indonesia: The Case of the Islamic Courts 299
16 The 'Ulama', the Government, and Society in Modern Indonesia: The Indonesian Council of 'Ulama' Revisited 315
17 Contemporary South-East Asian Muslim Intellectuals: An Examination of the Sources for Their Concepts and Intellectual Constructs 327
18 Between Ummah and Home Country: The Indian Transnational Muslim Diaspora in the Caribbean Countries 351
Glossary 361
Bibliography 363
Index 391
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