Muslims in Global Societies Series

Muslim Merit-making in Thailand's Far-South

Authors: Joll, Christopher M.

  • An first ethnographic description of lived Islam among Urban Malays in South Thailand  
  • A much needed counter-balance to descriptions of Islam in South Thailand offered by political scientists and security specialists  
  • An contemporary account of the impact that Thai and Islamic influences have had on Islam in South Thailand  
  • A study that brings together interests in linguistic anthropology and the anthropology
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This volume provides an ethnographic description of Muslim merit-making rhetoric, rituals and rationales in Thailand’s Malay far-south. This study is situated in Cabetigo, one of Pattani’s oldest and most important Malay communities that has been subjected to a range of Thai and Islamic influences over the last hundred years. The volume describes religious rhetoric related to merit-making being conducted in both Thai and Malay, that the spiritual currency of merit is generated through the performance of locally occurring Malay adat, and globally normative amal 'ibadat.  Concerning the rationale for merit-making, merit-makers are motivated by both a desire to ensure their own comfort in the grave and personal vindication at judgment, as well as to transfer merit for those already in the grave, who are known to the merit-maker. While the rhetoric elements of Muslim merit-making reveal Thai influence, its ritual elements confirm the local impact of reformist activism.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Joll, Christopher M.

    Pages 1-23

  • Indic, Islamic and Thai Influences

    Joll, Christopher M.

    Pages 25-60

  • Religious, Ethnic and Linguistic Diversity

    Joll, Christopher M.

    Pages 61-82

  • Thai and Malay Merit-Making Rhetoric

    Joll, Christopher M.

    Pages 83-102

  • Potent Words and Sacred Duties

    Joll, Christopher M.

    Pages 103-127

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eBook $119.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9523-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Muslim Merit-making in Thailand's Far-South
Authors
Series Title
Muslims in Global Societies Series
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2485-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2485-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2484-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9523-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 236
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