Muslims in Global Societies Series

Muslim Societies and the Challenge of Secularization: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Editors: Marranci, Gabriele (Ed.)

  • The first interdisciplinary book on Muslims, secularization and globalization
  • Addresses contemporary issues in a historical perspective
  • Debates a series of topics of extreme public interest
  • Ideal for university courses
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About this book

Is Islam compatible with democracy and the West? How do Muslim communities understand the concept of the secular? How have contemporary Islamic scholars addressed the topic and why? How does living in a secularized context affect the everyday lives of Muslim women living in the west? What about the so-called 'secular' Muslims? These and other questions are discussed in Muslim Societies and the Challenge of Secularization: An Interdisciplinary Approach. A timely collection which, for the first time, explores these themes from a strong interdisciplinary approach.

This book provides theoretical and ethnographic discussion of both the experience of Muslims vis-a-vis the idea of the secular as well as the revival of the discourse of secularism within the western context. Through its interdisciplinary approach and the case studies of different Muslim communities, this book avoids some of the clichés and essentialism which often affect the analysis of secularization and Islam. The collection aims to open a discussion and provide glimpses into current studies on the topic.

About the authors

Gabriele Marranci is an Associate Professor and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.  He is the founding editor of the journal Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life, and the book series (with Prof. Bryan Turner) Muslims in Global Societies, and also author of Jihad Beyond Islam, The Anthropology of Islam and Understanding Muslim Identity, Rethinking Fundamentalism. He is the author of the blog Islam, Muslims and an Anthropologists.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Marranci, Gabriele

    Pages 1-8

  • Islam, Public Religions and the Secularization Debate1

    Turner, Bryan S.

    Pages 11-30

  • Muslim Thinkers and the Debate on Secularism and Laïcité

    Poli, Barbara

    Pages 31-46

  • Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Tariq Ramadan on Secularisation: Differences and Similarities

    Larsson, Göran

    Pages 47-63

  • Islam and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century

    Jawad, Haifaa

    Pages 65-81

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3362-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3361-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3344-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Muslim Societies and the Challenge of Secularization: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Editors
  • Gabriele Marranci
Series Title
Muslims in Global Societies Series
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3362-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3362-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3361-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3344-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 264
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