A New Anthropology of Islam

Author: John R. Bowen,John Richard Bowen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521529786

Category: Religion

Page: 219

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This powerful, accessible new study explores the contributions that anthropology has made to the study and understanding of Islam.
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After Kinship

Author: Janet Carsten,Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology Janet Carsten

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521665704

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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An approachable and original view of the past, present, and future of kinship in anthropology.
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The Subject of Virtue

An Anthropology of Ethics and Freedom

Author: James Laidlaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107028469

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

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A clearly written, sophisticated summary of and prospectus for a flourishing current field of anthropological research.
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Somali, Muslim, British

Striving in Securitized Britain

Author: Giulia Liberatore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350027731

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Somalis are one of the most chastised Muslim communities in Europe. Depicted in the news as victims of female genital mutilation, perpetrators of gang violence, or more recently, as radical Islamists, Somalis have been cast as a threat to social cohesion, national identity, and security in Britain and beyond. Somali, Muslim, British shifts attention away from these public representations to provide a detailed ethnographic study of Somali Muslim women's engagements with religion, political discourses, and public culture in the United Kingdom. The book chronicles the aspirations of different generations of Somali women as they respond to publicly charged questions of what it means to be Muslim, Somali, and British. By challenging and reconfiguring the dominant political frameworks in which they are immersed, these women imagine new ways of being in securitized Britain. Giulia Liberatore provides a nuanced account of Islamic piety, arguing that it needs to be understood as one among many forms of striving that individuals pursue throughout their lives. Bringing new perspectives to debates about Islam and multiculturalism in Europe, this book makes an important contribution to the anthropology of religion, subjectivity, and gender.
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The Faceless Terrorist

A Study of Critical Events in Tajikistan

Author: Sophie Roche

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030038432

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

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How could a person portrayed as a terrorist by the Tajik state also be seen as a mujahid fighter in Islam and be a cousin all at the same time? Is this just a matter of perspective and conceptualization? To believe in the protection of concepts to safeguard groups and individuals from the uncertain character of the world, is to deny the existence of chance and the contradictions in life. This book uses approaches from existential anthropology to enquire into the question of how concepts and experiences relate. The focus is on the way the notions jihad, mujahid and terrorism were used during a military intervention in Tajikistan in 2010. The book includes long-term ethnographic material, popular pamphlets on Islam and an internet analysis of the conflict, offering new insights into how concepts and experiences relate. Since the end of the Soviet Union, the people from the republic Tajikistan have struggled to find a place in the larger Muslim world, a painful process unfolding in relation to global events, discourses and politics. The primary readership for the book will come from academia and policy makers. The book presents novel material on a fascinating and highly important topic, the nature of ostensibly Islamist political violence against the state in Tajikistan. John Heathershaw
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A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East

Author: Soraya Altorki

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118475615

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 542

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A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East presents a comprehensive overview of current trends and future directions in anthropological research and activism in the modern Middle East. Featuring contributions from a wide range of distinguished contemporary scholars of Middle East anthropology, chapters encompass the entire breadth of the region’s cultural, social, political, and religious diversity. Numerous issues covering various aspects of Middle Eastern anthropological concerns are addressed—topics drawn from religion, the arts, language, and politics to political economy, the law, human rights, multiculturalism, and globalization. Within each topic explored, individual authors focus on the most pressing methodological and theoretical concerns raised by contemporary scholars, along with key conceptual breakthroughs, gaps in the literature, and fruitful areas for further research. Timely and thought-provoking, A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East is an invaluable resource for anthropologists and other social scientists seeking a better understanding of the complex relationship between the East and West in our new global environments.
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Witchcraft, Sorcery, Rumors and Gossip

Author: Pamela J. Stewart,Andrew Strathern

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521004732

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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This book demonstrates the role gossip plays in accusations of witchcraft and in widespread social violence.
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

Author: Bradley A. Levinson,Mica Pollock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444396706

Category: Social Science

Page: 529

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes
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Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures: Methodologies, paradigms and sources

Author: Jacqueline Siapno,Suad Joseph,Afsaneh Najmabadi,Julie Peteet,Seteney Shami

Publisher: Encyclopedia of Women & Islami

ISBN: 9789004113800

Category: Religion

Page: 682

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Focuses on women and the civilizations and societies in which Islam has played a historic role. Surveys all facets of life (society, economy, politics, religion, the arts, popular culture, sports, health, science, medicine, environment, and so forth) of women in these societies.
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