Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Muslim Diversity by Leif Manger

The term 'local Islam' has been coined to describe local responses to the effects of globalisation in the Islamic world. All contributions to this volume present cases of 'local Islam' as well as discussing the term itself. But what all of this group of anthropologists and historians convey is a feeling of dissatisfaction with the very term. Their uneasiness relates to the conceptual problems arising from seeing Islam as either local or global. Rather, the authors argue in favour of a focus not on Islam but on the lives of Muslims, putting their lives into the context of complex historical developments. Ranging across much of the vast extent of the Islamic world - from West Africa and the Near East to China and Southeast Asia - the contributions deal with the effects of migration on local Islamic traditions in Bangladesh; conflicts between Muslim sects in Pakistan; the development of jihad in West Africa; the problem of maintaining a Muslim identity in China; how Javanese Muslims combine their Islamic faith with belief in a local Javanese spirit world; the comparison between urban- and rural-based Islam in Syria; and (in two studies from western Sudan) issues of belief and broader aspects of identity management in a multi-ethnic situation.

Buy Muslim Diversity by Leif Manger from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780700711048
ISBN-10: 070071104X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Muslim Diversity by Leif Manger

Book Reviews - Muslim Diversity by Leif Manger

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Muslim Diversity book by Leif Manger and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Leif Manger

Muslim Diversity by Leif Manger
Paperback, April 1999