Muslim Cultures Today: A Reference Guide

Muslim Cultures Today: A Reference Guide

by Kathryn M. Coughlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313323860

ISBN-13: 9780313323867

Pub. Date: 05/30/2006

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

There is strong demand for current, accurate, and objective information about Islamic societies and Muslims around the world. This is the first survey for a general audience of key current topics in 16 countries with significant Muslim populations. Each chapter covering a country contains the following narrative elements: Overview (statistics, demographics of

Overview

There is strong demand for current, accurate, and objective information about Islamic societies and Muslims around the world. This is the first survey for a general audience of key current topics in 16 countries with significant Muslim populations. Each chapter covering a country contains the following narrative elements: Overview (statistics, demographics of followers, brief history of their life there); Political Impact; Women's Status; Special Issues in the News; Notable People (biographical profiles); and Resource Guide, with Suggested Reading, Films/Videos, Websites, and Organizations. The content ties in to World History standards to help analyze connections between globalizing trends in culture in the late 20th century and dynamic assertions of traditional cultural identity and distinctiveness, as well as to the Global Connections part of Social Studies standards.

This will be essential reading for those desiring a one-volume resource about hot spots in the news today. Countries profiled include Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzogovina, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. Photos and maps help to put the narrative in perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313323867
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan by Amin Tarzi

Republic of Albania by Isa Blumi

Bosnia and Hercegovina by Angelo Georgakis

Arab Republic of Egypt by Kathryn M. Coughlin

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia by Dana Leigh Hearn

Republic of India by Phyllis K. Herman

Republic of Indonesia by Nelly Van Doorn-Harder and R. Michael Feener

Islamic Republic of Iran by Mana Kia

Republic of Iraq by Kathryn M. Coughlin

Federal Republic of Nigeria by Kathryn M. Coughlin

Islamic Republic of Pakistan Kathryn M. Coughlin

Russian Federation by Galina M. Yemelianova

Kindom of Saudi Arabia by Kathryn M. Coughlin

Republic of Sudan by Heather J. Sharkey

Republic of Turkey by Kathryn M. Coughlin

Republic of Uzbekistan by Kathryn M. Coughlin

Bibliography

Index

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