Public Islam and the Common Good / Edition 1

Public Islam and the Common Good / Edition 1

by Armando Salvatore, Dale F. Eickelman
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004156224

ISBN-13: 9789004156227

Pub. Date: 10/05/2006

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This book shows how competing Islamic ideas and practices create alternative political and social realities in the Muslim majority regions of the Arab Middle East, Iran, South Asia, Africa, and elsewhere in ways that differ from the emergence of the public sphere in Europe.

Overview

This book shows how competing Islamic ideas and practices create alternative political and social realities in the Muslim majority regions of the Arab Middle East, Iran, South Asia, Africa, and elsewhere in ways that differ from the emergence of the public sphere in Europe.

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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