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Gender and Sexuality in Muslim Cultures
Gender and Sexuality in Muslim Cultures
Edited by Gul Ozyegin

Gender and Sexuality in Muslim Cultures

A must-read for anyone interested in Muslim cultures, this volume not only explores Muslim identities through the lens of sexuality and gender - their historical and contemporary transformations and local and global articulations - but also interrogates our understanding of what constitutes a ‘Muslim’ identity in selected Muslim-majority countries. Contributors take on the most fundamental questions at the intersections of gender, sexuality, and the ...

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A Sociology of Prayer
A Sociology of Prayer
Edited by Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead

A Sociology of Prayer

Why do people pray and in what situations and settings? Does prayer imply a god, and if so, what sort? A Sociology of Prayer addresses these fundamental questions and opens up important new debates.Drawing from religion, anthropology and historical perspectives, the contributors focus particularly on prayer as a social and personal matter, and situate prayer in the conditions of complex, late modern societies worldwide. Presenting fresh empirical ...

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The Concert of Civilizations
The Concert of Civilizations
Jeremy Kleidosty

The Concert of Civilizations

The Common Roots of Western and Islamic Constitutionalism

Are Western and Islamic political and constitutional ideas truly predestined for civilizational clash? In order to understand this controversy The Concert of Civilizations begins by deriving and redefining a definition of constitutionalism that is suitable for comparative, cross-cultural analysis. The rule of law, reflection of national character ...

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Studies on Early Arabic Philosophy
Studies on Early Arabic Philosophy
Peter Adamson

Studies on Early Arabic Philosophy

Philosophy in the Islamic world from the 9th to 11th centuries was characterized by an engagement with Greek philosophical works in Arabic translation. This volume collects papers on both the Greek philosophers in their new Arabic guise, and on reactions to the translation movement in the period leading up to Avicenna.

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Shi'i Reformation in Iran
Shi'i Reformation in Iran
Ali Rahnema

Shi'i Reformation in Iran

The Life and Theology of Shari’at Sangelaji

In Shi'i Reformation in Iran, Rahnema offers a fresh understanding of Sangelaji’s reformist discourse from a theological standpoint, and takes readers into the heart of the key religious debates in Iran in the 1940s. Drawing on the writings of Sangelaji, as well as interviews with his son, the book provides a comprehensive introduction to ...

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Muslim Families, Politics and the Law
Muslim Families, Politics and the Law
Ralph Grillo

Muslim Families, Politics and the Law

A Legal Industry in Multicultural Britain

Islam generally and the Muslim family in particular have become highly politicized sites of contestation. This book focuses on the way in which gender relations and associated questions of (women’s) agency, consent and autonomy, have become the focus of political and social commentary, and the implications this has for British multiculturalism ...

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Secularism and Identity
Secularism and Identity
Reza Gholami

Secularism and Identity

Non-Islamiosity in the Iranian Diaspora

Within western political, media and academic discourses, Muslim communities are predominantly seen through the prism of their Islamic religiosities, yet there exist within diasporic communities unique and complex secularisms. Drawing on detailed interview and ethnographic material gathered in the UK, this book examines the ways in which a ...

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Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia
Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia
Edited by A.C.S. Peacock, Bruno De Nicola and Sara Nur Yıldız

Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia

This volume offers a comparative approach to understanding the spread of Muslim culture in medieval Anatolia. It aims to reassess work in the field since the 1971 classic by Speros Vryonis, The Decline of Hellenism in Asia Minor and the Process of Islamization which treats the process of transformation from a Byzantinist perspective. Essays examine the Christian experience of living under Muslim rule, consider encounters between Christianity and Islam ...

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