The anthropology of Islam

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Berg, Apr 15, 2008 - Religion - 182 pages
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An increasing number of people have questions about Islam and Muslims. But how can we approach and study Islam after September 11th? Which is the best methodology to understand an Islam that is changing in a globalized world? 
The Anthropology of Islam argues that Islam today needs to be studied as a living religion through the observation of everyday Muslim life. Drawing on extensive original fieldwork, Marranci provides provocative analyses of Islam and its relation to issues such as identities, politics, culture, power and gender. 
The Anthropology of Islam is unprecedented in its innovative and challenging discussion about fieldwork among Muslims, and its ethnographically based interpretations of contemporary aspects of Islam in a post-September 11th society. The book will appeal to those in anthropology and beyond who see and are interested in investigating the unsettled place of Islam in our multicultural society.

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User Review  - Megan Bénéat-donald - Goodreads

A very original book taking a fresh and formidable look at the practice of anthropology in understanding religion, identity, and culture. Read full review

Contents

Beliefs History and Rituals
13
From Studying Islam to Studying Muslims
31
Before and After September 11
53
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

\Gabriele Marranci is Lecturer in the Anthropology of Religion, School of Divinty, History and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen.