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In recent decades, traditional methods of philology and intellectual history, applied to the study of Islam and Muslim societies, have met with considerable criticism from rising generations of scholars who have turned to the social sciences, most notably anthropology and social history, for guidance. This change has been accompanied by the rise of new fields, studying, for example, Islam in Europe and Africa, and new topics, such as the role of gender. This collection surveys these transformations and others, taking stock of the field and showing new paths forward.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title, Title, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Preface
  2. Thijl Sunier
  3. pp. 9-10
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  1. Introduction: Dichotomies, Transformations, and Continuities in the Study of Islam
  2. Léon Buskens
  3. pp. 11-28
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  1. Islamic Texts: The Anthropologist as Reader
  2. Brinkley Messick
  3. pp. 29-46
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  1. Textual Aspects of Religious Authority in Premodern Islam
  2. Jonathan P. Berkey
  3. pp. 47-66
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  1. What to Do with Ritual Texts: Islamic Fiqh Texts and the Study of Islamic Ritual
  2. A. Kevin Reinhart
  3. pp. 67-86
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  1. Textual Study of Gender
  2. Marion Katz
  3. pp. 87-108
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  1. Scholarship on Gender Politics in the Muslim World: Some Critical Reflections
  2. Dorothea E. Schulz
  3. pp. 109-134
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  1. Power, Orthodoxy, and Salvation in Classical Islamic Theology
  2. Christian Lange
  3. pp. 135-160
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  1. Dialectical Theology in the Search for Modern Islam
  2. Abdulkader Tayob
  3. pp. 161-182
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  1. “Classical” Islamic Legal Theory as Ideology: Nasr Abu Zayd’s Study of al-Shafiʿi’s al-Risala
  2. Muhammad Khalid Masud
  3. pp. 183-204
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  1. Islamic Law in the Modern World: States, Laws, and Constitutions
  2. Knut S. Vikør
  3. pp. 205-222
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  1. Vernacular Cosmopolitanism as an Ethical Disposition: Sufi Networks, Hospitality, and Translocal Inclusivity
  2. Pnina Werbner
  3. pp. 223-240
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  1. Middle Eastern Studies and Islam: Oscillations and Tensions in an Old Relationship
  2. Léon Buskens
  3. pp. 241-268
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 269-274
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  1. Overview of NISIS Autumn Schools, 2010-2014
  2. pp. 275-278
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048528189
Related ISBN
9789089649263
MARC Record
OCLC
1111369686
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-04
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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