Isma'ili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2011 - Religion - 234 pages
The Isma'ili Muslims, a major sect of Shi'i Islam, form a community that is intriguing in its deterritorialized social organization. Informed by the richness of Isma'ili history, theories of transnationalism and globalization, and firsthand ethnographic f
 

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Contents

Beyond Territoriality
1
Antecedents and Precursors The Historical Contexts of Ismaili Globalization
33
Fluid Cartographies Ismaili Institutions in Global Context
59
Universalizing Ismailism Institutionalities of Devotion and Regimes of Standardization
87
Into the Fold Himalayan Borderlands and Ismaili Modernity
107
Living Globality Local Modes of Transnational Experience
143
Decoding Globality Modern Ismailism and the Institutional Encounter
193
Notes
211
Bibliography
219
Index
231
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Jonah Steinberg is assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Vermont.

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