Resistance and Control in Pakistan (Google eBook)

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Routledge, Aug 2, 2004 - History - 206 pages
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How can people in the West make sense of contemporary unrest in the Muslim world? Is Islamic fundamentalism to be understood purely in religious terms?

In Resistance and Control in Pakistan, one of the world's leading authorities on Islam, Akbar S. Ahmed, illuminates what is happening in the Muslim world today and assesses the underlying causes. He does this by telling the dramatic story of the revolt of the Mullah of Waziristan in northwest Pakistan and by placing it within the context of other movements occurring elsewhere in the Islamic world. He also examines the social structure and operative principles in Muslim society and scrutinizes the influence of religion in a society that is undergoing modernization.

Till now, there has been little available literature on this topic. This book, written by an eminent scholar with an international reputation fills this gap, giving students of politics, sociology and Asian studies a revealing examination of the Muslim world today.

  

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Contents

Models and method
3
land lineage and culture
11
The tribes of Waziristan
12
South Waziristan Agency
14
The NorthWest Frontier Province
15
The agency 145
16
Figures
17
WazirMahsud genealogy
18
Administrative organization South Waziristan Agency
36
Strategy and conflict in Waziristan
49
Mosque market and camp at Wana
51
Order ideology and morality in Waziristan
78
Economic development and reinforcement
97
The political agent as anthropologist
130
WazirMahsud lineage
144
WazirMahsud lineage and the agency
146

Wazir genealogy
19
Mahsud genealogy
20
The genealogy of Jalat Khan Wazir Malik
22
Bangui and Jalat agnatic rivals
25
History as an expression of agnatic rivalry
29
A Tor honor of women cases
153
Notes
168
References
191
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About the author (2004)

Akbar S. Ahmed is the former High Commissioner of Pakistan to Great Britain. He is now Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies and Professor of International Relations at the American University in Washington, DC.

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