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  • The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims by Jonathan Laurence
    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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  • Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks by Jenny White
    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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  • Being German, Becoming Muslim by Esra Ozyurek
    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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  • Can Islam Be French? by John R. Bowen
    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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  • Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought by Roxanne L. Euben
    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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  • Boko Haram by Alexander Thurston
    Boko Haram (English, Hardback) Alexander Thurston

    Describes the history and development of the deadly West African jihadist group, which began in the early 2000s and spread from Nigeria to Chad, Niger and Cameroon and is most famous for the 2014 kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls.

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  • The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East by Bernard Rougier
    The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East (English, Paperback) Bernard Rougier

    Northern Lebanon is a land in turmoil. Long under the sway of the Assad regime in Syria, it is now a magnet for Sunni Muslim jihadists inspired by anti-Western and anti-Shi?a worldviews. The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East describes in harrowing detail the struggle led by an active minority of jihadist militants, some claiming allegiance to ISIS, to seize control of Islam and impose its rule over...

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  • Becoming Better Muslims by David Kloos
    Becoming Better Muslims (English, Paperback) David Kloos

    How do ordinary Muslims deal with and influence the increasingly pervasive Islamic norms set by institutions of the state and religion? Becoming Better Muslims offers an innovative account of the dynamic interactions between individual Muslims, religious authorities, and the state in Aceh, Indonesia. Relying on extensive historical and ethnographic research, David Kloos offers a detailed analysis...

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  • An Enchanted Modern by Lara Deeb
    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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  • On British Islam by John R. Bowen
    On British Islam (English, Hardback) John R. Bowen

    On British Islam examines the history and everyday workings of Islamic institutions in Britain, with a focus on shari?a councils. These councils concern themselves with religious matters, especially divorce. They have a higher profile in Britain than in other Western nations. Why? Taking a historical and ethnographic look at British Islam, John Bowen examines how Muslims have created distinctive...

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  • Leisurely Islam by Lara Deeb
    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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  • Islam and Gender by Ziba Mir-Hosseini
    Islam and Gender (English, Paperback) Ziba Mir-Hosseini

    Following the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the re-introduction of Sharica law, women's rights in Iran suffered a setback. Through interviews with clerics in the Iranian religious center of Qom, this book seeks to understand the notions of gender that inform Islamic jurisprudence and to explore how clerics perpetuate and modify these notions.

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

    Reveals the truth about the virulent new wave of jihadism that has Europe as its main target, its goal being to divide European societies from within by instilling fear, provoking backlash, and achieving the ISIS dream.

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  • Afghanistan by Thomas Barfield
    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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  • Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe by Kristen Ghodsee
    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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  • The Makings of Indonesian Islam by Michael Laffan
    The Makings of Indonesian Islam (English, Paperback) Michael Laffan

    Indonesian Islam is often portrayed as being intrinsically moderate by virtue of the role that mystical Sufism played in shaping its traditions. According to Western observers--from Dutch colonial administrators and orientalist scholars to modern anthropologists such as the late Clifford Geertz--Indonesia's peaceful interpretation of Islam has been perpetually under threat from outside by more...

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  • Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza by Sara Roy
    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 by Robert W. Hefner
    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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  • The Ulama in Contemporary Islam by Muhammad Qasim Zaman
    The Ulama in Contemporary Islam (English, Paperback) Muhammad Qasim Zaman

    From the cleric-led Iranian revolution to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, many people have been surprised by what they see as the modern reemergence of an antimodern phenomenon. This book talks about the increasingly visible public role of traditionally educated Muslim religious scholars (the 'ulama) across contemporary Muslim societies.

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  • The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East by Bernard Rougier
    The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East (English, Hardback) Bernard Rougier

    Northern Lebanon is a land in turmoil. Long under the sway of the Assad regime in Syria, it is now a magnet for Sunni Muslim jihadists inspired by anti-Western and anti-Shi?a worldviews. The Sunni Tragedy in the Middle East describes in harrowing detail the struggle led by an active minority of jihadist militants, some claiming allegiance to ISIS, to seize control of Islam and impose its rule over...

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