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This book provides a sociological framework for understanding the rise and character of recent Islamic militancy. It takes a systematic approach to the phenomenon and includes an analysis of cases from around the world, comparing them with militancy in other religions, as well as their causes and consequences.
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Militant Islam

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Overview

This book provides a sociological framework for understanding the rise and character of recent Islamic militancy. It takes a systematic approach to the phenomenon and includes an analysis of cases from around the world, comparing them with militancy in other religions, as well as their causes and consequences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203891070
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/31/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 667 KB

Meet the Author

Stephen Vertigans is Reader in Sociology at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. He has written and co-written a series of books, articles and conference papers on Muslim communities, terrorism and religion, especially resurgent and militant Islam, and is currently researching a range of terror groups across the world.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The al-Qa’ida Phenomenon and beyond: Myths and Realities 2. Militant Islam in Local, National and Transnational Networks 3. Re-Interpreting the Umma: Islamic Nationalism and Transnationalism 4. Social Closure and Takfir: The Interrelationship between Secular and Militant ‘Switchmen’ 5. Challenging the Risk Society: Contextualising the Impact of ‘Islamic’ Terrorism 6. Reacting to the Militant Risk: De-civilising in the name of Civilisation Conclusion
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