The Life of this World: Negotiated Muslims Lives in Thai Society

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Marshall Cavendish Academic, Jan 1, 2005 - Religion - 200 pages
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Islam in Asia is an ongoing series that features high-quality original works on Islam and the Muslims in Asia by regional scholars and other specialists. Focusing on both empirical studies as well as those that address the whole range of contemporary issues affecting the Muslim communities within and across national frontiers in the region, the areas of discussion include the ongoing discourses on Islam and political violence, Muslim diversity, international Islamic networks, the role of Muslim minorities, the role of Islam in pluralistic societies and Islam and inter-religion dialogues. Monographs on selected themes may be focused on a single country or on the region as a whole. The Life of This World focuses on the ways in which Muslims in predominantly non-Muslim Thailand negotiate their lives as a minority group, using different sites where their identities as Muslims are contested while facing various challenges that call into question their connectedness with the local, national

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Chaiwat Satha-Anand is a professor of political science at Thammasat University (Bangkok, Thailand). His most recent publications include Imagined Land: The State and Southern Violence in Thailand and Essays on the Three Prophets: Nonviolence, Murder, and Forgiveness.

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