Muslim women and sports in the Malay world

the crossroads of modernity and faith

Author: Wirdati Mohammad Radzi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 76

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This book examines the challenges faced by young Muslim female athletes from Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia in competitive sports. After presenting a socio-historical survey of the Malay world before, during, and after colonization, the author focuses on contemporary social dynamics, including the emergence of Muslim women competing on the international level. Through surveys and interviews conducted at the Twenty-Second South East Asian Games in Hanoi, she captures the athletes' experiences and perspectives as they compete, often under rules that conflict with Islamic practice.
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Muslim Women and Sport

Author: Tansin Benn,Gertrud Pfister,Haifaa Jawad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134008503

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Examining the global experiences, challenges and achievements of Muslim women participating in physical activities and sport, this important new study makes a profound contribution to our understanding of both contemporary Islam and the complexity and diversity of women’s lives in the modern world. The book presents an overview of current research into constructs of gender, the role of religion and the importance of situation, and looks closely at what Islam has to say about women’s participation in sport and what Muslim women themselves have to say about their participation in sport. It highlights the challenges and opportunities for women in sport in both Muslim and non-Muslim countries, utilizing a series of extensive case-studies in various countries which invite the readers to conduct cross-cultural comparisons. Material on Iraq, Palestine and Bosnia and Herzegovina provides rare insights into the impact of war on sporting activities for women. The book also seeks to make important recommendations for improving access to sport for girls and women from Muslim communities. Muslim Women and Sport confronts many deeply held stereotypes and crosses those commonly quoted boundaries between ‘Islam and the West’ and between ‘East and West’. It makes fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in the interrelationships between sport, religion, gender, culture and policy.
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Identity in Crossroad Civilisations

Ethnicity, Nationalism and Globalism in Asia

Author: Erich Kolig,Vivienne S. M. Angeles,Sam Wong

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089641270

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

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Deze bundel gaat over de vorming van identiteit door het samenspel van etniciteit, nationalisme en de effecten van globalisering. De essays in Crossroad Civilisations: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Globalism in Asia maken de gelaagdheid en de complexiteit hiervan duidelijk.
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The Madrasa in Asia

Political Activism and Transnational Linkages

Author: Farish A. Noor,Yoginder Sikand,Martin van Bruinessen

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053567100

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

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Summary: "Since the rise of the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the traditional Islamic schools known as the madrasa have frequently been portrayed as hotbeds of terrorism. For much longer, the madrasa has been considered by some as a backward and petrified impediment to social progress. However, for an important segment of the poor Muslim populations of Asia, madrasas constitute the only accessible form of education. This volume presents an overview of the madrasas in countries such as China, Indonesia, Malayisia, India and Pakistan."--Publisher description.
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Women and the Media in Asia

The Precarious Self

Author: Youna Kim

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230292720

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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At a time of significant change in the precarious world of female individualization, this collection explores such phenomena by critically incorporating the parameters of popular media culture into the overarching paradigm of gender relations, economics and politics of everyday life.
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Milestones

Author: Sayyid Qutb

Publisher: Kazi Publications

ISBN: 9780934905145

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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This short study of the life of the Blessed Prophet of Islam ( ) for high school and above is neither a new historical analysis nor yet another purely devotional sketch of the earthly career of God's last prophet. Written by Islam 's best ambassador in the West, this biography of the Prophet ( ) takes the spiritual dimensions into consideration as well as the more factual and historical elements of the life of the person who changed human history.
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The New Politics of Islam

Pan-Islamic Foreign Policy in a World of States

Author: Naveed S. Sheikh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135789754

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This is a timely study of the international relations of Islamic states, dealing both with the evolving theory of pan-Islamism from classical to post-caliphal times and the foreign-policy practice of contemporary states, especially Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan, from the colonial period to the global aftermath of September 11. With a concise but analytic style, the book engages one-by-one with the questions of political theory, political geography and political sociology as they relate to international Islam. Its primary empirical investigation is centred on the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a powerful pan-Islamic regime, sometimes referred to as the 'Muslim United Nations'. In its theoretical deliberations on Islam and the postmodern condition, the book reconstructs contemporary understandings of how religious ideas and identities influence international politics in the Islamic world.
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The Muslim World After 9/11

Author: Angel Rabasa,Matthew Waxman,Eric V. Larson,Cheryl Y. Marcum

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833037552

Category: Political Science

Page: 564

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Momentous events since September 11, 2001-Operation Enduring Freedom, the global war on terrorism, and the war in Iraq-have dramatically altered the political environment of the Muslim world. Many of the forces influencing this environment, however, are the products of trends that have been at work for many decades. This book examines the major dynamics that drive changes in the religio-political landscape of the Muslim world-a vast and diverse region that stretches from Western Africa through the Middle East to the Southern Philippines and includes Muslim communities and diasporas throughout the world-and draws the implications of these trends for global security and U.S. and Western interests. It presents a typology of ideological tendencies in the different regions of the Muslim world and identifies the factors that produce religious extremism and violence. It assesses key cleavages along sectarian, ethnic, regional, and national lines and examines how those cleavages generate challenges and opportunities for the United States. Finally, the authors identify possible strategies and political and military options for the United States to pursue in response to changing conditions in this critical and volatile part of the world.
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Islamophobia/Islamophilia

Beyond the Politics of Enemy and Friend

Author: Andrew Shryock

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253004543

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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"Islamophobia" is a term that has been widely applied to anti-Muslim ideas and actions, especially since 9/11. The contributors to this provocative volume explore and critique the usefulness of the concept for understanding contexts ranging from the Middle Ages to the modern day. Moving beyond familiar explanations such as good Muslim/bad Muslim stereotypes or the "clash of civilizations," they describe Islamophobia's counterpart, Islamophilia, which deploys similar oppositions in the interest of fostering public acceptance of Islam. Contributors address topics such as conflicts over Islam outside and within Muslim communities in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia; the cultural politics of literature, humor, and urban renewal; and religious conversion to Islam.
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Our Women are Free

Gender and Ethnicity in the Hindukush

Author: Wynne Maggi

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472067831

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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An exploration of the lives of women among the Kalasha, a tiny, vibrant community in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province
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The Lab, the Temple, and the Market

Reflections at the Intersection of Science, Religion, and Development

Author: Sharon Harper

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 0889369208

Category: Economic development

Page: 251

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Islam Vs. Islamism

The Dilemma of the Muslim World

Author: Peter R. Demant

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275990787

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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Explores the tension within the Muslim world between modern reformers and Islamists, or Islamic fundamentalists, and examines the alarming rise of Islamism in recent years and its connection to terrorism and political violence.
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Religion and Place

Landscape, Politics and Piety

Author: Peter Hopkins,Lily Kong,Elizabeth Olson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400746857

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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This unique collection highlights the importance of landscape, politics and piety to our understandings of religion and place. The geographies of religion have developed rapidly in the last couple of decades and this book provides both a conceptual framing of the key issues and debates involved, and rich illustrations through empirical case studies. The chapters span the discipline of human geography and cover contexts as diverse as veiling in Turkey, religious landscapes in rural Peru, and refugees and faith in South Africa. A number of prominent scholars and emerging researchers examine topical themes in each engaging chapter with significant foci being: religious transnationalism and religious landscapes; gendering of religious identities and contexts; fashion, faith and the body; identity, resistance and belief; immigrant identities, citizenship and spaces of belief; alternative spiritualities and places of retreat and enchantment. Together they make a series of important contributions that illuminate the central role of geography to the meaning and implications of lived religion, public piety and religious embodiment. As such, this collection will be of much interest to researchers and students working on topics relating to religion and place, including human geographers, sociologists, religious studies and religious education scholars.
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Sufism and the 'Modern' in Islam

Author: Martin Van Bruinessen,Julia Day Howell

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 085771712X

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Sufism has not only survived into the twenty-first century but has experienced a significant resurgence throughout the Muslim world. Sufism and the 'Modern' in Islam offers refreshing new perspectives on this phenomenon, demonstrating surprising connections between Sufism and Muslim reformist currents, and the vital presence of Sufi ideas and practices in all spheres of life._x000D_ _x000D_ Contrary to earlier theories of the modernization of Muslim societies, Sufi influence on the political, economic and intellectual life of contemporary Muslim societies has been considerable. Although less noticed than the resurgence of radical Islam, Sufi orders and related movements involve considerably larger numbers of followers, even among the modern urban middle classes. The movement demonstrates a vitality and fervour that has massive contemporary appeal to urbanites, particularly in the West._x000D_ _x000D_ This innovative study brings together new comparative and interdisciplinary research to show how Sufis have responded to modernization and globalization and how various currents of Islamic reform and Sufism have interacted. Offering fascinating new insights into the pervasive Sufi influence on modern Islamic religiosity and contemporary political and economic life, this book raises important questions about Islam in the age of urbanism and mass communications.
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Sharia Incorporated

A Comparative Overview of the Legal Systems of Twelve Muslim Countries in Past and Present

Author: Jan Michiel Otto

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9087280572

Category: Law

Page: 676

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"Sharia Incorporated is an ambitious study of how Islamic law traditions have been incorporated into the national legal systems throughout the Muslim world. Both puritan Islamists and Western alarmists tend to oversimplify and misrepresent the role and position of sharia. In response, this book takes stock of the actual legal positions, putting them into their socio-political and historical contexts. The twelve country chapters, each written by laudable international scholars speak to the historical evolution of Islamic, legal, and political ideas and practices. They consider the key legal issues raised by the 'Islamic awakening' of recent decades. Otto's conclusion presents the main findings of this unique comparative study and explains why the incorporation of sharia is such a thorny governance problem for an government in today's Muslim world. It is intended that this wealth of facts and analyses contributes to current debates on sharia, law, and politics"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover.
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Imperial Alchemy

Nationalism and Political Identity in Southeast Asia

Author: Anthony Reid

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521872375

Category: History

Page: 248

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Using Southeast Asia as an example, this book tests theory about the relation between modernity, nationalism, and ethnic identity. The author develops his own typology to better fit the formation of political identities such as the Indonesian, Malay, Chinese, Acehnese, Batak and Kadazan.
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Abolition of Feudalism

Peasants, Lords, and Legislators in the French Revolution

Author: John Markoff

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271044415

Category: History

Page: N.A

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International Migration in Southeast Asia

Continuities and Discontinuities

Author: Kwen Fee Lian,Md Mizanur Rahman,Yabit bin Alas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9812877126

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This book is a collection of work by migration scholars and researchers who are actively conducting fieldwork in Southeast Asia. It presents a wide variety of current research and approaches the field of international labor migration from a regional perspective, acknowledging that the migration process goes beyond local and national boundaries and is embedded in regional and global interconnections. The chapters capture the complexity and richness of the migration phenomenon and experience, which manifests itself in a multitude of ways in a region well known for its diversity. The collection highlights the continuities and discontinuities in the linkages that have been forged through the movement of people between sending and receiving societies. Such linkages are explained by distinguishing between migration that has been sustained by a colonial past and migration that has been precipitated by globalization in the last two decades. The diversity of issues in the region covered by this volume will encourage a rethink of some of the conventional views of migration scholarship and result in a more critical reflection of how we approach migration research.
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Conformity and Conflict

Readings in Cultural Anthropology

Author: James P. Spradley,David W. McCurdy

Publisher: Jill Potash

ISBN: 0205234100

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

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Demonstrate the nature of culture and its influence on people's lives. For over 40 years, the best-selling Conformity and Conflict has brought together original readings and cutting edge research alongside classic works as a powerful way to study human behavior and events. Its readings cover a broad range of theoretical perspectives and demonstrate basic anthropological concepts. The Fourteenth Edition incorporates successful articles from past editions and fresh ideas from the field to show fascinating perspectives on the human experience. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning - MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Articles, article introductions and review questions encourage students to examine their assumptions, discern hidden values, evaluate evidence, assess their conclusions, and more! Engage Students - Section parts, key terms, maps, a glossary and subject index all spark student interest and illustrate the reader's main points with examples and visuals from daily life. Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor's Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. Additionally, Conformity and Conflict's part introductions parallel the basic concepts taught in introductory courses – which allow the book to be used alone as a reader or in conjunction with a main text. Note: MyAnthroLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyAnthroLab, please visit www.MyAnthroLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyAnthroLab (at no additional cost): VP ISBN-10: 0205176011/ISBN-13: 9780205176014
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