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The Anthropology of Islam

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The Anthropology of Islam is unprecedented in its innovative and challenging discussion about fieldwork among Muslims, and its ethnographically based interpretations of contemporary aspects of Islam in a post-September 11th society.

The book will appeal to those in anthropology and beyond who see and are interested in investigating the Cited by:   The Anthropology of Islam argues that Islam today needs to be studied as a living religion through the observation of everyday Muslim life.

Drawing An increasing number of people have questions about Islam and Muslims/5. A New Anthropology of Islam is essential reading for all those interested in the study of Islam and for those following new developments in the discipline of anthropology. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more.

Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to Cited by: In an effort to accurately diagnose the problem, this book critically scrutinizes four chief contributions to this anthropological field of inquiry.

el-Zein, A. Beyond ideology and theology: The search for the anthropology of Islam. Annual Review of Anthropology – DOI: / E-mail Citation». Muslim/Islamic anthropology is not a fully developed social science discipline/subdiscipline in either Muslim or non-Muslim academic contexts.

Articulated and advocated for in varying ways, by a range of authors, including Said Mohamed Mauroof (), Akbar S. Ahmed (), and Merryl Wyn Davies (), Muslim/Islamic anthropology remains. A New Anthropology of Islam is essential reading for all those interested in the study of Islam and for those following new developments in the discipline of anthropology.

Reviews 'John Bowen's book is a model of scholarly honesty and acuity; it presents Islamic religious life as a range of activities and practices in which red threads of Cited by: Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Anthropology of Islam by Gabriele Marranci (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay.

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Free shipping for many products. Finally my second book, The Anthropology of Islam, will be available at the end of this month.I wish to share with you a short excerpt from the beginning of the Introduction. This is an Elenchos (from the ancient Greek ’έλεγχος) which refers to question–answer dialogue that aims to clarify a topic through deconstructing other arguments; in this case, how‘Islam’ may be understood.

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In this powerful but accessible new study John Bowen dra /5. In this powerful but accessible new study John Bowen draws on a full range of work in social anthropology to present Islam in ways that emphasise its constitutive practices, from praying and learning to judging and political organising.

Starting at the heart of Islam - revelation and learning in Price: $ The anthropology of Islam / Gabriele Marranci. Includes bibliographical references and index.

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ISBN (cloth) This book is the result of my discussions and debates with students and colleagues about what the anthropology of Islam may be. I have benefited from advice. Islam is not an anthropological concept in the way, for example, culture, or even religion, are.

People have thought about and discussed Islam long before anthropologists started thinking about it, and those discussions therefore inform anthropological ones.

Fieldwork encounters have been important for a textured understanding in context of what it means for specific people in. The human race is mysterious and mystifying. The various aspects of existence are more profound than can be understood.

Despite constant endeavor throughout history to solve the riddle of humanity’s existence, there are still incalculable unrevealed mysteries.

Even now that we stand upon the heights of a multitude of anthropological studies and research, we are still faced with a number of. Part of The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Special Issue Book Series, Islam, Politics, Anthropology offers critical reflections on past and current studies of Islam and politics in anthropology and charts new analytical approaches to examining Islam in the post-9/11 world.

Challenges current and past approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim politics in anthropology. The Anthropology of Islam argues that Islam today needs to be studied as a living religion through the observation of everyday Muslim life.

Drawing on extensive original fieldwork, Marranci provides provocative analyses of Islam and its relation to issues such as. I shall concentrate on four works: the book by Ilyas Ba-Yunus and Farid Ahmad, which, despite its ti-tle Islamic sociology, is in essence a proposal for Islamic anthropology; the two main publications on the theme by Akbar Ahmed (Toward Islamic an-thropology and Discovering Islam); and the book by Merryl Wyn Davies (Knowing one another).

The Anthropology of Islam is unprecedented in its innovative and challenging discussion about fieldwork among Muslims, and its ethnographically based interpretations of contemporary aspects of Islam in a post-September 11th society.

The book will appeal to those in anthropology and beyond who see and are interested in investigating the /5(3). The Anthropology of Islam Reader brings together a rich variety of ethnographic work, offering an insight into various forms of Islam as practiced in different geographic, social, and cultural contexts.

Topics explored include Ramadan and the Hajj, the Feast of Sacrifice, and the representation of Islam.

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Bowen,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(22). Revisiting New World Colonies: Constructing an Archeology of Place in the French Americas. Review by Naomi Alisa Calnitsky Ap Archaeological Perspectives on the French in the New World. This chapter examines the line of inquiry in the anthropology of Islam in the Middle East that started to appear in the lates and early s, but that especially marked the current : Gabriele Marranci.

The Anthropology of Islam Reader, edited by Jens Kreinath, London, Routledge, what Kreinath is undertaking with this fine book – allowing students of Anthropology to witness : Abdullah Drury. A New Anthropology of Islam.

by John R. Bowen. New Departures in Anthropology. Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it Brand: Cambridge University Press.

Today, more than two decades after returning to school to earn her doctorate in anthropology and then beginning her long-term professional interest in Malaysia, Sloane-White examines the Muslim culture of that nation’s businesses in a new book.

Corporate Islam: Sharia and the Modern Workplace, published by Cambridge University Press in April. The book pinpoints questions that have intrigued scholars of Islam, linguistic anthropology, sound studies, semiotics, and the anthropology of media as it illuminates ways that bodies resonate with sounds that incite experiences of the divine.”—Charles L.

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Topics explored include Ramadan and the Hajj, the Feast of Sacrifice, and the representation of Islam. An extensive introduction and bibliography helps students develop their understanding of.

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History. In the early 12th century, Abū Rayhān Bīrūnī (–), wrote detailed comparative studies on the anthropology of religions and cultures across the Mediterranean (obviously including the so-called "Middle East") and the Indian subcontinent.

He discussed the peoples, customs, and religions of the Indian subcontinent. Anthropology circa assumed that religion is in complete.This important textbook provides a critical introduction to the social anthropology of religion, focusing on more recent classical ethnographies.

Comprehensive, free of scholastic jargon, engaging, and comparative in approach, it covers all the major religious traditions that have been studied concretely by anthropologists - Shamanism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and its relation 4/5(2).

It is a revivifying shot in the arm for comparatism, and an invitation to think afresh about the relations between Christianity, Islam and orisa-religion both within Nigeria and in the wider world."—Karin Barber, Professor of African Cultural Anthropology at the University of Birmingham.