Islam, Globalization, and Postmodernity

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Psychology Press, 1994 - Religion - 242 pages
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This book examines the cultural responses of Muslims to the transformations, contradictions and challenges confronting contemporary Islam as it moves towards the twenty-first century. The diffusion of populations, the globalization of culture and the forces of postmodernity have shaken the world like never before. These developments have generated a debate among Muslims which, as the contributors to this volume show, will have far-reaching consequences not just for the Muslim world, but for relations between Islam and the West more generally.
  

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Contents

Islam in the age of postmodernity
1
Turkish arabesk and the city Urban popular culture as spatial practice1
21
Contested meanings and the politics of authenticity The Hosay in Trinidad
38
How to be Islamic without being an Islamic state Contested models of development in Malaysia
63
The politics of Islamic fundamentalism Iran Tunisia and the challenge to the secular state
91
Contemporary Islamic movements in the Arab world
114
Challenges for Muslim women in a postmodern world
127
Women and the veil Personal responses to global process
141
Sojourners abroad Migration for higher education in a postpeasant Muslim society
160
Two Muslim intellectuals in the postmodern West
190
Diaspora and millennium British Pakistani globallocal tabulations of the Gulf War
213
Index
237
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Hastings Donnan is Professor of Social Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast.

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