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Islam Obscured: The Rhetoric of Anthropological Representation / Edition 1

Islam Obscured: The Rhetoric of Anthropological Representation / Edition 1

by D. Varisco


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ISBN-13: 9781403967732
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 03/08/2005
Series: Contemporary Anthropology of Religion
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

DANIEL MARTIN VARISCO is chair of the Department of Anthropology, Hofstra University, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Anthropology and Islam Clifford Geertz: Islam Observed Again Ernest Gellner: Idealized to a Fault Beyond the Veil: At Play in the Bed of the Prophet Akbar Ahmed: Discovering Islam Inside Out Epilogue: Muslims Observed: The Lessons from Anthropology


"In Islam Obscured Daniel M. Varisco offers a brilliant and nuanced analysis of four influential anthropologists against the background of older, less field-based ethnographies of Muslim societies. His penetrating critiques of the influential works of Clifford Geertz, Ernest Gellner, Fatima Mernissi, and Akbar Ahmed lead to a probing discussion of the challenges facing the anthropology of Islam in the twenty-first century."--Richard C. Martin, Professor of Islamic Studies and History of Religions, Emory University

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