Jihad Beyond Islam
By (author) Gabriele Marranci
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Jihad Beyond Islam by Gabriele Marranci
Book Description'Jihad' is a highly charged word. Often mistranslated as 'Holy War', it has become synonymous with terrorism. Current political events have entirely failed to take account of the subtlety and complexity of jihad. Like many concepts with a long history, different cultural ideas have influenced the religious aspects of jihad. As a result its original meaning has been adapted, modified and destabilized - never more than at the present time. How does jihad manifest itself in Muslims' everyday lives? What impact has 9/11 and its backlash had on jihad? By observing the current crisis of identity among ordinary Muslims, this timely book explores why, and in what circumstances Muslims speak of jihad. In the end, jihad is what Muslims say it is. Marranci offers us a nuanced and sophisticated anthropological understanding of Muslims' lives far beyond the predictable cliches. Have a look at the author-s blog here
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845201579
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gabriele Marranci
Faith, Ideology and Fear, Paperback (October 2011)
Unique and soundly researched, this book examines the delicate relationship between the experience of prison among Muslims and the formation of religious identity.
Understanding Muslim Identity, Hardback (January 2009)» View all books by Gabriele Marranci
In this timely book, Marranci critically surveys the available theories on Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. Rejecting essentialism and cultural reductionism, the book suggests that identity and emotion play an essential role in the phenomenon that has been called fundamentalism.
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Author Biography - Gabriele Marranci
Gabriele Marranci is Lecturer in the Anthropology of Religion, School of Divinity and Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen. He is the founding editor of Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life.
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