Islam and Popular Culture

Author: Karin van Nieuwkerk,Mark LeVine,Martin Stokes

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 147730889X

Category: Religion

Page: 404

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Popular culture serves as a fresh and revealing window on contemporary developments in the Muslim world because it is a site where many important and controversial issues are explored and debated. Aesthetic expression has become intertwined with politics and religion due to the uprisings of the "Arab Spring," while, at the same time, Islamist authorities are showing increasingly accommodating and populist attitudes toward popular culture. Not simply a "westernizing" or "secularizing" force, as some have asserted, popular culture now plays a growing role in defining what it means to be Muslim. With well-structured chapters that explain key concepts clearly, Islam and Popular Culture addresses new trends and developments that merge popular arts and Islam. Its eighteen case studies by eminent scholars cover a wide range of topics, such as lifestyle, dress, revolutionary street theater, graffiti, popular music, poetry, television drama, visual culture, and dance throughout the Muslim world from Indonesia, Africa, and the Middle East to Europe. The first comprehensive overview of this important subject, Islam and Popular Culture offers essential new ways of understanding the diverse religious discourses and pious ethics expressed in popular art productions, the cultural politics of states and movements, and the global flows of popular culture in the Muslim world.
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Islam and Popular Culture in Indonesia and Malaysia

Author: Andrew N. Weintraub

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136812296

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 7018

Islam is a religion but there are also popular cultures of Islam that are mass mediated, commercialized, pleasure-filled, humorous, and representative of large segments of society. This book illuminates how Muslims (and non-Muslims) in Indonesia and Malaysia make sense of their lives within an increasingly pervasive, popular culture of Islamic images, texts, film, songs, and narratives.
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Islam and Popular Culture

Author: Anna Piela

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138681606

Category: Islam and culture

Page: 1374

View: 8894

This collection aims to bring together writings that trace and critically analyse Islamic aspects of many modern-day popular cultural practices and products. The concepts of 'Islam' and 'popular culture' are both contested and context-dependent, and as such, they are understood here on inclusive, rather than exclusive, terms. Islam and Popular Culture provides an authoritative reference work that makes sense of a vast and growing literature, and is an essential resource for advanced students, scholars and researchers interested in gaining a thorough understanding of this topic.
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Der Islam

Geschichte, Gegenwart, Zukunft

Author: Hans Küng

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 891

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Seit über zwei Jahrzehnten sind die Weltreligionen zentrales Thema von Hans Küng. Mit seinen weltweit einflußreichen Büchern hat er Pionierarbeit für einen Dialog der Kulturen geleistet. In seinem neuen großen Werk bietet er eine profunde Gesamtdarstellung des Islam. Er entfaltet eine fundierte Religionsgeschichte, die über Ursprung, Vergangenheit und Gegenwart des islamischen Glaubens bis in seine mögliche Zukunft reicht. Er beschreibt die Paradigmenwechsel im Lauf der 1400jährigen Geschichte des Islams, zeichnet die unterschiedlichen Strömungen nach und sichtet die Positionen des Islam zu den drängenden Fragen der Gegenwart. Detailliert analysiert der Autor zunächst das Feind-, das Ideal- und ein Realbild des Islam und stellt diese in den Kontext der Geschichte Arabiens an der Peripherie der Großreiche. Dabei liegt sein besonderes Augenmerk auf dem Verhältnis zu den beiden anderen abrahamitischen Religionen. Sehr ausführlich werden Inhalt und Bedeutung des Korans dargestellt. Dabei erweist sich vor allem die Analyse der von ihm sehr anschaulich herausgearbeiteten zentralen Paradigmen als hilfreich, denen er die entsprechenden jüdischen und christlichen Glaubensprinzipien gegenüberstellt. Das Buch bietet eine umfassende Analyse der politischen, kulturellen und religiösen Bedeutung der zahlenmäßig größten Weltreligion neben dem Christentum und zeigt: Ohne einen Dialog mit dem Islam wird es weder einen dauerhaften Weltfrieden noch ein konfliktfreies Miteinander mit den Muslimen in Europa geben. Küng versteht sein Weltethos-Projekt als Gegenentwurf zu dem Paradigma eines Clash of Civilizations, dem er unterstellt ideologische Schützenhilfe dabei geleistet zu haben, "nach dem Ende des Kalten Krieges das Feindbild Kommunismus durch das Feindbild Islam zu ersetzen, weiterhin eine amerikanische Hochrüstung zu rechtfertigen und, gewollt oder ungewollt, eine günstige Atmosphäre für weitere Kriege zu schaffen"
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Muslims and American Popular Culture [2 volumes]

Author: Anne R. Richards,Iraj Omidvar

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313379637

Category: Social Science

Page: 847

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Offering readers an engaging, accessible, and balanced account of the contributions of American Muslims to the contemporary United States, this important book serves to clarify misrepresentations and misunderstandings regarding Muslim Americans and Islam. • Identifies the contributions of Muslims to American fiction, poetry, music, food, architecture, and other cultural forms to document the breadth of their contributions • Highlights the ways in which Muslims have been, and continue to be, routinely depicted negatively in American literature, film, and religious discourse, and documents the potential effects that such depictions can have on individual Muslims and their communities • Offers readers useful tools that allow them to apply a critical eye to the representations of Muslims in the news
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Veiled Superheroes

Islam, Feminism, and Popular Culture

Author: Sophia Rose Arjana

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498536530

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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Veiled Superheroes: Islam, Feminism, and Popular Culture focuses on female Muslim superheroes in graphic narratives such as the comic Ms. Marvel, the animated television series BurkaAvenger, and the webcomic Qahera.
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Der Selbstmord Europas

Immigration, Identität, Islam

Author: Douglas Murray

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960921802

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Sinkende Geburtenraten, unkontrollierte Masseneinwanderung und eine lange Tradition des verinnerlichten Misstrauens: Europa scheint unfähig zu sein, seine Interessen zu verteidigen. Douglas Murray, gefeierter Autor, sieht in seinem neuen Bestseller Europa gar an der Schwelle zum Freitod – zumindest scheinen sich seine politischen Führer für den Selbstmord entschieden zu haben. Doch warum haben die europäischen Regierungen einen Prozess angestoßen, wohl wissend, dass sie dessen Folgen weder absehen können noch im Griff haben? Warum laden sie Tausende von muslimischen Einwanderern ein, nach Europa zu kommen, wenn die Bevölkerung diese mit jedem Jahr stärker ablehnt? Sehen die Regierungen nicht, dass ihre Entscheidungen nicht nur die Bevölkerung ihrer Länder auseinandertreiben, sondern letztlich auch Europa zerreißen werden? Oder sind sie so sehr von ihrer Vision eines neuen europäischen Menschen, eines neuen Europas und der arroganten Überzeugung von deren Machbarkeit geblendet? Der Selbstmord Europas ist kein spontan entstandenes Pamphlet einer vagen Befindlichkeit. Akribisch hat Douglas Murray die Einwanderung aus Afrika und dem Nahen Osten nach Europa recherchiert und ihre Anfänge, ihre Entwicklung sowie die gesellschaftlichen Folgen über mehrere Jahrzehnte ebenso studiert wie ihre Einmündung in den alltäglich werdenden Terrorismus. Eine beeindruckende und erschütternde Analyse der Zeit, in der wir leben, sowie der Zustände, auf die wir zusteuern.
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Gender and Islam in Indonesian Cinema

Author: Alicia Izharuddin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811021732

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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This book presents a historical overview of the Indonesian film industry, the relationship between censorship and representation, and the rise of Islamic popular culture. It considers scholarship on gender in Indonesian cinema through the lens of power relations. With key themes such as nationalism, women's rights, polygamy, and terrorism which have preoccupied local filmmakers for decades, Indonesia cinema resonates with the socio-political changes and upheavals in Indonesia’s modern history and projects images of the nation through the debates on gender and Islam. The text also sheds light on broader debates and questions about contemporary Islam and gender construction in contemporary Indonesia. Offering cutting edge accounts of the production of Islamic cinema, this new book considers gendered dimensions of Islamic media creation which further enrich the representations of the 'religious' and the 'Islamic' in the everyday lives of Muslims in South East Asia.
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Political Islam and Governance in Bangladesh

Author: Ali Riaz,Assistant Professor of Security Studies C Christine Fair,C. Christine Fair

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136926240

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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The past decade has seen a marked policy focus upon Bangladesh, home to nearly 150 million Muslims; it has attracted the attention of the world due to weak governance and the rising tide of Islamist violence. This book provides a broad-ranging analysis of the growth and impact of "political Islam" in Bangladesh, and reactions to it. Grounded in empirical data, experts on Bangladesh examine the changing character of Bangladeshi politics since 1971, with a particular focus on the convergence of governance, Islamism and militancy. They examine the impacts of Islamist politics on education, popular culture and civil society, and the regional and extraregional connections of the Bangladeshi Islamist groups. Bringing together journalists and academics - all of whom have different professional and methodological backgrounds and field experiences which impact upon these issues from different vantage points - the book assesses Bangladesh’s own prospects for internal stability as well as its wider impact upon South Asian security. It argues that the political environment of Bangladesh, the appeal of Islamist ideology to the general masses and the dynamic adaptability of Islamist organizations all demonstrate that Bangladesh will continue to focus the attention of policy makers and analysts alike. This is a timely, incisive and original explanation of the rise of political Islam and Islamic militancy in Bangladesh.
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Methode und Wahrheit in der Islamwissenschaft

Prolegomena

Author: Marco Schöller

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447043359

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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Seit geraumer Zeit wird die Islamwissenschaft, wie die meisten Kultur- und Geisteswissenschaften, von einer Methodendebatte beherrscht. Im Zentrum dieser Debatte steht die Frage nach der Theoretizitat der islamwissenschaftlichen Forschung und ihrer Methode. Viele der ins Feld gefuhrten Modelle und theoretischen Ansatze sind allerdings kaum ins Allgemeine gewendet worden und blieben spezifischen Fragestellungen verhaftet. Dieses Buch versucht deshalb den Horizont aufzuzeigen, vor dem eine grundsatzliche Neuorientierung der Islamwissenschaft denkbar und sinnvoll erscheint.Die drei Hauptteile des Buches behandeln die weitreichenden Folgen des historistischen und positivistisch-szientifischen Denkens fur die Entwicklung und Auspragung der Orientalistik, die Problematik des interkulturellen Vergleichs und der Interdisziplinaritat, die Diskursanalyse samt anderer, verwandter Ansatze, wie z. B. Mentalitatsgeschichte und Wissenssoziologie in ihrer Bedeutung fur die zukunftige islamwissenschaftliche Forschung und die dadurch mogliche Entscharfung oder Uberwindung des oft zitierten Gegensatzes von Philologie und Sozialwissenschaft auf der Grundlage einer kulturalistisch und konstruktiv ausgerichteten Hermeneutik.
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Popular Culture in Medieval Cairo

Author: Boaz Shoshan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521894296

Category: History

Page: 168

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This book presents a stimulating discussion of a subject previously only touched upon. The author tests his theories against similar phenomena in European society and with reference to several standard authorities in anthropology and social history. Popular culture in medieval Cairo will, therefore, be of interest to students and specialists in Middle Eastern studies and also to medieval historians.
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Contemporary Sufism

Piety, Politics, and Popular Culture

Author: Meena Sharify-Funk,William Rory Dickson,Merin Shobhana Xavier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134879997

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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What is Sufism? Contemporary views vary tremendously, even among Sufis themselves. Contemporary Sufism: Piety, Politics, and Popular Culture brings to light the religious frameworks that shape the views of Sufism’s friends, adversaries, admirers, and detractors and, in the process, helps readers better understand the diversity of contemporary Sufism, the pressures and cultural openings to which it responds, and the many divergent opinions about contemporary Sufism’s relationship to Islam. The three main themes: piety, politics, and popular culture are explored in relation to the Islamic and Western contexts that shape them, as well as to the historical conditions that frame contemporary debates. This book is split into three parts: • Sufism and anti-Sufism in contemporary contexts; • Contemporary Sufism in the West: Poetic influences and popular manifestations; • Gendering Sufism: Tradition and transformation. This book will fascinate anyone interested in the challenges of contemporary Sufism as well as its relationship to Islam, gender, and the West. It offers an ideal starting point from which undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers and lecturers can explore Sufism today.
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Performance, Popular Culture, and Piety in Muslim Southeast Asia

Author: T. Daniels

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318392

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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The Muslim-majority nations of Malaysia and Indonesia are known for their extraordinary arts and Islamic revival movements. This collection provides an extensive view of dance, music, television series, and film in rural, urban, and mass-mediated contexts and how pious Islamic discourses are encoded and embodied in these public cultural forms.
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Young People, Physical Activity and the Everyday

Author: Jan Wright,Doune Macdonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136964282

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

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Despite society’s current preoccupation with interrelated issues such as obesity, increasingly sedentary lifestyles and children’s health, there has until now been little published research that directly addresses the place and meaning of physical activity in young people’s lives. In this important new collection, leading international scholars address that deficit by exploring the differences in young people’s experiences and meanings of physical activity as these are related to their social, cultural and geographical locations, to their abilities and their social and personal biographies. The book places young people’s everyday lives at the centre of the study, arguing that it this 'everydayness' (school, work, friendships, ethnicity, family routines, interests, finances, location) that is key to shaping the engagement of young people in physical activity. By allowing the voices of young people to be heard through these pages, the book helps the reader to make sense of how young people see physical activity in their lives. Drawing on a breadth of theoretical frameworks, and challenging the orthodox assumptions that underpin contemporary physical activity policy, interventions and curricula, this book powerfully refutes the argument that young people are 'the problem' and instead demonstrates the complex social constructions of physical activity in the lives of young people. Young People, Physical Activity and the Everyday is essential reading for both students and researchers with a particular interest physical activity, physical education, health, youth work and social policy.
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Islamic Modernities in Southeast Asia

Exploring Indonesian Popular and Visual Culture

Author: Leonie Schmidt

Publisher: Asian Cultural Studies: Transnational and Dialogic Approaches

ISBN: 9781783487004

Category: Islam and art

Page: 210

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Demonstrates how new Islamic modernities are being negotiated and constructed through popular and visual culture in Indonesia.
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The Performing Arts in Medieval Islam

Shadow Play and Popular Poetry in Ibn Daniyal's Mamluk Cairo

Author: Li Guo

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004210458

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Drawing on medieval Arabic sources and earlier scholarship, this book is a study of the life and work of Ibn D?niy?l (d. 1310). It also presents the first full English translation of his shadow play "The Phantom.”
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Islam and the Politics of Culture in Europe

Memory, Aesthetics, Art

Author: Frank Peter,Sarah Dornhof,Elena Arigita

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839421764

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Culture is a constant reference in debates surrounding Islam in Europe. Yet the notion of culture is commonly restricted to conceptual frames of multiculturalism where it relates to group identities, collective ways of life and recognition. This volume extends such analysis of culture by approaching it as semiotic practice which conjoins the making of subjects with the configuration of the social. Examining fields such as memory, literature, film, and Islamic art, the studies in this volume explore culture as another element in the assemblage of rationalities governing European Islam. From this perspective, the transformations of European identities can be understood as a matter of cultural practice and politics, which extend the analytical frames of political philosophy, historical legacies, normative orders and social dynamics.
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