Adding a new dimension to the ongoing scholarly and political debate about Islamism or political Islam within the context of modern politics in Africa, the Middle East and the Muslim world, this study details the development and disintegration of the Islamists' Republic in the Sudan. The Islamists' regime in the Sudan has propagated a distinctive ideology whose declared aim was to create a primary model of an Islamist state. This book is the story of the social world of Islamism. Based on extensive field work inside and outside the regime, it provides an entry point into its local and global worlds as they interact and collide with each other. The book places considerable emphasis on the theoretical development and growth of Islamism to address the profound transformations within political Islam. Political scientists, sociologists interested in religion and Middle Eastern and African scholars should read this book.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Abdullahi A. Gallab is Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and Religious Studies at Arizona State University, USA.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Reflections on Islamism in the Sudan; Elementary forms of the Islamist movement; Competing visions in the aftermath of the October Revolution; From the corporation to the coup; The 1st republic, its sheikh, and community; A call to jihad; End of the 1st republic; The road to Darfur: Islamism without al-Turabi, authoritarianism without Nimairi; Conclusion; Appendix; Index.