Islam, Politics, And Social Movements / Edition 1

Islam, Politics, And Social Movements / Edition 1

by Edmund Burke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520068688

ISBN-13: 9780520068681

Pub. Date: 01/19/1988

Publisher: University of California Press


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

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520068681
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/19/1988
Series:
Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Mapsvii
Prefacexiii
List of Abbreviationsxvii
Part 1Islamic Politics or Social Movements?
1.Islamic Political Movements: Patterns of Historical Change3
2.Islam and Social Movements: Methodological Reflections17
Part 2Nineteenth-Century Anti-Colonial Resistance and Millenarianism in the Marghrib and the Sudan
3.Rural Uprisings as Political Movements in Colonial Algeria, 1851-191439
4.Saints, Mahdis, and Arms: Religion and Resistance in Nineteenth-Century North Africa60
5.The Transformation of a Saintly Lineage in the Northwest Aures Mountains (Algeria): Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries81
6.Abu Jummayza: The Mahdi's Musaylima?97
Part 3Islam and Nationalism: Secular or Communal?
7.The Roots of Muslim Separatism in South Asia: Personal Practice and Public Structures in Kanpur and Bombay115
8.The Shahidganj Mosque Incident: A Prelude to Pakistan146
9.The Role of the Palestinian Peasantry in the Great Revolt (1936-1939)169
Part 4The Working Class Between Nationalism, Communism, and Islam
10.Islam, Marxism, and the Shubra al-Khayma Textile Workers: Muslim Brothers and Communists in the Egyptian Trade Union Movement207
11.Muslim Union Politics in Egypt: Two Cases228
12.Islamic Political Movements in Northern Nigeria: The Problem of Class Analysis244
Part 5Revolution in Iran
13.Imam Khomeini, 1902-1962: The Pre-Revolutionary Years263
14.'Ali Shari'ati: Ideologue of the Iranian Revolution289
15.Iranian Revolutions in Comparative Perspective298
List of Contributors315
Glossary of Selected Terms317
Index321

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