Globalization and the Muslim World: Culture, Religion, and Modernity

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Syracuse University Press, Jun 1, 2004 - Political Science - 400 pages
Written by scholars from a range of disciplines concerned with the Middle East and Islam (history, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, political science) and covering the Muslim world extensively (from Malaysia, Turkey, Sudan, Egypt, Israel/Palestine to Muslim communities in Europe and the United States), this important contribution to the debate on globalization sets a standard in dealing with this pervasive force in the field of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.
 

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Contents

Civilizing Others Global Modernity and the Local Boundaries FrenchGerman Ottoman and Arab of Savagery
3
Subduing Globalization The Challenge of the Indigenization Movement
30
Subjectivity Political Evaluation and Islamist Trajectories
39
Islam in the West Modernity and Globalization Revisited
80
Islam Knowledge and the West The Making of a Global Islam
93
Globalization Experienced and Practiced
111
Globalization Migration and Identity Sudan 18002000
113
Globalization and the Internet The Malaysian Experience
138
The Global Mufti
153
Where Does Globalization Take Place? Opportunities and Limitations for Female Activists in Turkish Islamist NonGovernmental Organizations
166
From Postmodernism to Glocalism Toward a Theoretical Understanding of Contemporary Arab Muslim Constructions of Religious Others
188
The Scandal of Literalism in Hamas the IsraeliPalestinian Conflict and Beyond
206
Works Cited
225
Index
253
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Birgit Schaebler is professor of West Asian history at the University of Erfurt, Germany. Leif Stenberg is associate professor of Islamic studies at Lund University and in religious studies at Växjö University, Sweden.

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