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  • Terror in France
    Terror in France (English, Hardback) Gilles Kepel, Antoine Jardin

    The virulent new brand of Islamic extremism threatening the West...

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  • Boko Haram
    Boko Haram (English, Hardback) Alexander Thurston

    A comprehensive history of one of the world's deadliest jihadist groups...

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  • Can Islam Be French?
    Can Islam Be French? (English, Paperback) John R. Bowen

    An anthropological examination of how Muslims respond to the conditions of life in France. It examines how French Muslims fashion various Islamic institutions and develop different ways of reasoning and teaching. It looks at some of the quite distinct ways in which mosques have connected with broader social and political forces.

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  • Afghanistan
    Afghanistan (English, Paperback) Thomas Barfield

    Traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in Afghanistan, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. This title introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in this volatile region of the world.

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  • The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims
    The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims (English, Paperback) Jonathan Laurence

    Traces how governments across Western Europe have responded to the presence of Muslim immigrants in their countries over the years. This title challenges the widespread notion that Europe's Muslim minorities represent a threat to liberal democracy.

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  • Hezbollah
    Hezbollah (English, Paperback) Augustus Richard Norton

    With Hezbollah's entry into the Lebanese government in 2009 and recent forceful intervention in the Syrian civil war, the potent Shi'i political and military organization continues to play an enormous role in the Middle East. This title analyzes momentous events - including Hezbollah's political performance in Lebanon.

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  • Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks
    Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks (English, Paperback) Jenny White

    Reveals how Turkish national identity and the meanings of Islam and secularism have undergone radical changes in today's Turkey, and asks whether the Turkish model should be viewed as a success story or a cautionary tale.

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  • Journeys to the Other Shore
    Journeys to the Other Shore (English, Paperback) Roxanne L. Euben

    The contemporary world is defined by dizzying flows of people and ideas. But while Western travel is associated with a pioneering spirit of discovery, the dominant image of Muslim mobility is the jihadi who travels not to learn but to destroy. This book challenges these stereotypes.

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  • Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought
    Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought (English, Paperback) Roxanne L. Euben

    An anthology of key primary texts that offer an introduction to Islamist political thought since the early twentieth century.

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  • The Makings of Indonesian Islam
    The Makings of Indonesian Islam (English, Hardback) Michael Laffan

    Indonesian Islam is often portrayed as being intrinsically moderate by virtue of the role that mystical Sufism played in shaping its traditions. This title traces how the popular image of Indonesian Islam was shaped by encounters between colonial Dutch scholars and reformist Islamic thinkers.

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  • Being German, Becoming Muslim
    Being German, Becoming Muslim (English, Paperback) Esra Ozyurek

    Every year more and more Europeans, including Germans, are embracing Islam. It is estimated that there are now up to one hundred thousand German converts?a number similar to that in France and the United Kingdom. What stands out about recent conversions is that they take place at a time when Islam is increasingly seen as contrary to European values. Being German, Becoming Muslim explores how...

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  • Leisurely Islam
    Leisurely Islam (English, Paperback) Lara Deeb, Mona Harb

    From the diverse voices of young Shi'i Muslims searching for places to hang out, to the Hezbollah officials who want this media-savvy generation to be more politically involved, to the religious leaders worried that Lebanese youth are losing their moral compasses, this title looks at leisure in the Lebanese capital.

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  • Leisurely Islam
    Leisurely Islam (English, Hardback) Lara Deeb, Mona Harb

    From the diverse voices of young Shi'i Muslims searching for places to hang out, to the Hezbollah officials who want this media-savvy generation to be more politically involved, to the religious leaders worried that Lebanese youth are losing their moral compasses, this title looks at leisure in the Lebanese capital.

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  • Young Islam
    Young Islam (English, Hardback) Avi Max Spiegel

    Today, two-thirds of all Arab Muslims are under the age of thirty. Young Islam takes readers inside the evolving competition for their support?a competition not simply between Islamism and the secular world, but between different and often conflicting visions of Islam itself....

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  • Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe
    Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe (English, Paperback) Kristen Ghodsee

    Examines how gender identities were reconfigured in a Bulgarian Muslim community following the demise of Communism and an influx of international aid from the Islamic world. This work explores how gender relations among the Pomaks had to be renegotiated after the collapse of both Communism and the region's state-subsidized lead and zinc mines.

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  • Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza
    Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza (English, Hardback) Sara Roy

    Many in the US and Israel believe that Hamas is nothing but a terrorist organization, and that its social sector serves merely to recruit new supporters for its violent agenda. This title shows how the social service activities sponsored by the Islamist group emphasized not political violence but rather community development and civic restoration.

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  • Schooling Islam
    Schooling Islam (English, Paperback) Robert W. Hefner

    Since the Taliban seized Kabul in 1996, the public has grappled with the relationship between Islamic education and radical Islam. This work examines the varieties of modern Muslim education and their implications for national and global politics. It describes that Islamic education is neither traditional nor medieval, but rather complex.

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  • An Enchanted Modern
    An Enchanted Modern (English, Paperback) Lara Deeb

    Demonstrates that Islam and modernity are not merely compatible, but actually go hand-in-hand. This ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic community articulates how an alternative modernity, and specifically an enchanted modernity, may be constructed by Shi'I Muslims who consider themselves simultaneously deeply modern, cosmopolitan, and pious.

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  • Being Muslim the Bosnian Way
    Being Muslim the Bosnian Way (English, Paperback) Tone Bringa

    Gives an ethnographic account of Bosnian Muslims' lives in a rural village located near Sarajevo. Although they represent a majority of the population in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnian Muslims are still members of a minority culture in the region that was once Yugoslavia.

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  • Identity and Religion in Palestine
    Identity and Religion in Palestine (English, Paperback) Loren D. Lybarger

    Examines how the Islamist movement and its competition with secular-nationalist factions have transformed the identities of ordinary Palestinians since the first Palestinian uprising, or intifada, of the late 1980s. This book provides insights into the complex social dynamics through which Islamism has reshaped what it means to be Palestinian.

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