Anthropology of Islam Reader

ISBN-10: 041578025X
ISBN-13: 9780415780254
Edition: 2011
Authors: Jens Kreinath
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List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Toward the anthropology of Islam: An introductory essay
Anthropological approaches to Islam
Conceptualizing Islam
Recognizing Islam: Religion and society in the modern Arab world
Islam observed: Religious development in Morocco and Indonesia
Approaching Islam
Beyond ideology and theology: The search for the anthropology of Islam
The idea of an anthropology of Islam
Religious practices of Islam
Daily prayers
Rehearsed spontaneity and the conventionality of ritual: Disciplines of "salat�
"Between belief and unbelief lies the performance of salat: Meaning and efficacy of a Muslim ritual
Fasting during the month of Ramadan
The observance of Ramadan in Swahili-Land
Being good in Ramadan: Ambivalence, fragmentation, and the moral self in the lives of young Egyptians
Pilgrimage to Mecca
The social significance of the hajj for Thai Muslims
The strength in the song: Muslim personhood, audible capital, and Hausa women's performance of the Hajj
Feast of sacrifice
On scriptural essentialism and ritual variation: Muslim sacrifice in Sumatra and Morocco
"Sealing" the Koran: Offering and sacrifice among Pakistani labour migrants
Almsgiving
Reorganizing social welfare among Muslims: Islamic voluntarism and other forms of communal support in Northern Ghana
Financial worship: The Qur'anic injunction to almsgiving
Methodological reflections on the anthropology of Islam
Situating anthropology
Toward Islamic anthropology: Definition, dogma and directions
"Islamic anthropology" and anthropology of Islam"
Representing Islam
Covering Islam: How the media and the experts determine how we see the rest of the world
Islam obscured: The rhetoric of anthropological representation
Glossary of anthropological terms
Glossary of Islamic terms
Index

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