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Public Islam and the Common Good / Edition 1
     

Public Islam and the Common Good / Edition 1

by Armando Salvatore
 

ISBN-10: 9004156224

ISBN-13: 9789004156227

Pub. Date: 10/05/2006

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This book explores the public role of Islam in contemporary world politics. “Public Islam” refers to the diverse invocations and struggles over Islamic ideas and practices that increasingly influence the politics and social life of large parts of the globe. The contributors to this volume show how public Islam articulates competing notions and practices

Overview

This book explores the public role of Islam in contemporary world politics. “Public Islam” refers to the diverse invocations and struggles over Islamic ideas and practices that increasingly influence the politics and social life of large parts of the globe. The contributors to this volume show how public Islam articulates competing notions and practices of the common good and a way of envisioning alternative political and religious ideas and realities, reconfiguring established boundaries of civil and social life. Drawing on examples from the late Ottoman Empire, Africa, South Asia, Iran, and the Arab Middle East, this volume facilitates understanding the multiple ways in which the public sphere, a key concept in social thought, can be made transculturally feasible by encompassing the evolution of non-Western societies in which religion plays a vital role.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004156227
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/05/2006
Series:
Social, Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia Series , #95
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Note on Transliterationix
Preface: Public Islam and the Common Goodxi
Part IThe Public Sphere and Religion in Contemporary Societies
Chapter 1Muslim Publics3
Chapter 2Secrecy and Publicity in the South Asian Public Arena29
Chapter 3Technological Mediation and the Emergence of Transnational Muslim Publics53
Part IIThe Historical Emergence of Publics in the Ottoman Empire
Chapter 4Coffeehouses: Public Opinion in the Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Empire75
Chapter 5Gender, Consumption, and Patriotism: The Emergence of an Ottoman Public Sphere99
Part IIIReligious Authority and the Common Good
Chapter 6The 'Ulama of Contemporary Islam and their Conceptions of the Common Good129
Chapter 7When Disputes Turn Public: Heresy, the Common Good, and the State in South India157
Part IVAmbivalence in the Practice and Public Staging of Islam
Chapter 8The Limits of the Public: Sufism and the Religious Debate in Syria181
Chapter 9Islam and Public Piety in Mali205
Chapter 10Framing the Public Sphere: Iranian Women in the Islamic Republic227
Glossary243
Note on Contributors247
Index251

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