The Sociology of Islam: Secularism, Economy and Politics

The Sociology of Islam: Secularism, Economy and Politics

by Tugrul Keskin


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Sociological scholarship argues that it would be difficult to understand Islam without first understanding the theoretical and practical underpinnings of the social structure of Muslim societies which are embedded in the relationship between religion, the economy, politics and society.

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ISBN-13: 9780863724251
Publisher: Garnet Publishing
Publication date: 01/06/2012
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 9.13(w) x 6.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Tugrul Keskin is currently an Assistant Professor of International and Middle East Studies at Portland State University. Previously, Dr Keskin was an Adjunct Professor in Sociology and Africana Studies at Virginia Tech and has also served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at James Madison and Radford Universities. He is a moderator of the Sociology of Islam and Sociology of the Middle East Listserv, and editor of the Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies Newsletter. He is also a member of the Middle East Sociology Working Group.

Table of Contents

Contributors xi

Preface xxiii

1 The Sociology of Islam Tugrul Keskin 1

Islam, Economy and Politics

2 Islam and Moral Economy Basak Ozaral 21

3 Has Modernity Ruptured Islamic Political Tradition? Ovamir Anjum 45

4 Neo-liberalism and 'Third Way' Islamic Activism: Fethullah Gülen and Turkey's New Elite Joshua D. Hendrick 61

5 From Islamism to Post-Islamism: The Coming of a New Intellectual Trajectory in Pakistan Husnul Amin 91

Globalization and Islam

6 The Multicultural Ummah Corri Zoli 129

7 Power Struggle in the Religious Field of Islam: Modernization, Globalization and the Rise of Salafism Melanie Reddig 153

8 Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Chandra Muzaffar: How Theology Impacts Reformist Views on Islam and Secularism David L. Johnston 177

9 Civil Islam, Means and End of Liberal Piety: Ethnographic Notes from among Turkeys Charitable Foundations Jeremy F. Walton 201

Muslim Society in the West

10 Indigenous and Immigrant Faces of Islam in Poland Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska 229

11 Muslim Converts and Islamophobia in Britain Leon Moosavi 247

12 Islam in Brazil: Reflections on Economic Life and Religiosity in a Minority Context Cristina Maria de Castro 269

13 Italian Secularism Revisited? Muslims' Claims in the Public Sphere and the Long Struggle Towards Religious Equality Enzo Pace Annalisa Frisina 291

Islam and Muslim Societies

14 Tradition and Response: Islam and Muslim Societies in a Nigerian City David O. Ogungbile 319

15 Religion-State Relations in Malaysia Joseph B. Tamney 343

16 The Islamist Movement in Syria: Historical, Political and Social Struggle Radwan Ziadeh 377

17 Many Hijabs: Interpretative Approaches to the Questions of Islamic Female Dress Rachel Woodlock 395

18 Pluralistic and Informal Welfare Regime: The Roles of Islamic Institutions in the Indonesian Welfare Regime Siti Kusujiarti 419

19 What They Say About the Treatment of Expatriate Workers in the United Arab Emirates Kathryn Schellenberg Mohamed Daassa 453

Index 487

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