Sociology of Islam
A Sociological Approach
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Sociology of Islam by Philip W. Sutton
Book DescriptionThe contemporary resurgence of Islam in all of its varied manifestations demands the attention of social scientists. This ground-breaking book provides a unique insight into resurgent Islam from the standpoint of sociology. Clearly written, and jargon free, the book aims to create a more comprehensive and balanced understanding of recent Islamic resurgence. Amongst the many themes explored, the book brings together in a single theoretical framework debates on the diversity of Islam, moderate and radical forms of Islamic belief, secularisation, the role of education and socialisation, the impact of globalization processes, and 'Islamic terrorism' and its causes Resurgent Islam provides a genuinely refreshing sociological alternative to the many politically loaded arguments on 'Islam and the West'. As such, it encourages deeper reflection on the causes of the current religious resurgence and associated conflicts. The book will be essential reading for students across the social sciences, and for anyone seeking to understand how Islam has risen to prominence in local, national, and global contexts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745632339
(228mm x 154mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Philip W. Sutton
Essential Concepts in Sociology, Paperback (April 2017)
Social life is in a constant process of change, and sociology cannot afford to stand still. Sociology today is theoretically diverse, covers a huge range of subjects and draws on a broad array of research methods.
Sociology, Paperback (March 2017)
Now in its eighth edition, this continues to be the indispensable guide to understanding the world we make and the lives we lead. Revised and updated throughout, it remains unrivalled in its vibrant, engaging and authoritative introduction to sociology.
Militant Islam, Hardback (October 2008)
Discusses about the rise and character of Islamic militancy. Through examination of examples from across Muslim societies and communities, this book challenges the popular tendency to concentrate upon 'al-Qaida' and the Middle East. It will be useful to students of Sociology, Political Science and International Relations.
Environment, Hardback (February 2007)» View all books by Philip W. Sutton
This book shows how sociologists have responded to the challenge of environmental issues such as global warming, ozone depletion, biodiversity loss and marine pollution. It also covers sociological ideas such as risk, interpretations of nature, environmental realism, and globalization. It assumes no specialist knowledge on the part of readers.
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Author Biography - Philip W. Sutton
Phillip Sutton is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Stephen Vertigans is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
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