The volume contributors are Sophia Rose Arjana, Rose Aslan, Robert R. Bianchi, Omar Kasmani, Azim Malikov, Lewis Mayo, Julian Millie, Reza Masoudi Nejad, Paulo G. Pinto, Babak Rahimi, Emilio Spadola, Edith Szanto, and Brannon Wheeler.
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Featuring an innovative focus on the notion of 'embodiment,' this multidisciplinary volume's attention to non-Hajj pilgrimage and the aesthetic and material cultures of pilgrimage—as well as to race, gender, class, and nationality—meshes well with issues that pervade the contemporary practices of Muslim pilgrimage. With its coverage of Muslims outside of the wide swath of lands that are traditionally the focus of scholarship on Islam, this book provides a nice glimpse into today's landscapes where pilgrimage is a daily, normal part of life for many citizens."—Eric Tagliacozzo, Cornell University
This thematically organized volume on Muslim practices of religiously substantiated travel goes both far beyond mere descriptions—and far beyond the Hajj. A substantial contribution to a number of fields in the study of Islam."—Jan-Peter Hartung, University of Goettingen