Resistance and Control in Pakistan / Edition 2

Resistance and Control in Pakistan / Edition 2

by Akbar S. Ahmed, S. Ahmed Akbar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415349117

ISBN-13: 9780415349116

Pub. Date: 08/24/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

How can people in the West make sense of contemporary unrest in the Muslim world? Is Islamic fundamentalism to be understood purely in religious terms?

In Resistance and Control in Pakistan, one of the world's leading authorities on Islam, Akbar S. Ahmed, illuminates what is happening in the Muslim world today and assesses the underlying causes. He does

Overview

How can people in the West make sense of contemporary unrest in the Muslim world? Is Islamic fundamentalism to be understood purely in religious terms?

In Resistance and Control in Pakistan, one of the world's leading authorities on Islam, Akbar S. Ahmed, illuminates what is happening in the Muslim world today and assesses the underlying causes. He does this by telling the dramatic story of the revolt of the Mullah of Waziristan in northwest Pakistan and by placing it within the context of other movements occurring elsewhere in the Islamic world. He also examines the social structure and operative principles in
Muslim society and scrutinizes the influence of religion in a society that is undergoing modernization.

Till now, there has been little available literature on this topic. This book, written by an eminent scholar with an international reputation fills this gap, giving students of politics, sociology and Asian studies a revealing examination of the Muslim world today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415349116
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/24/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. Models and Method 2. Waziristan 3. History as an Expression of Agnatic Rivalry Part 2: Observation 4. Strategy and Conflict in Waziristan 5. Order, Ideology, and Mortality in Waziristan 6. Economic Development and Reinforcement of Ideology in Waziristan Part 3: Participation 7. The Anthropologist as Political Agent 8. The Political Agent as Anthropologist 9. Islam and the Segmentary Societies

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