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Author Donnan, Hastings S C
Title Interpreting Islam
Imprint London : SAGE Publications, 2001
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (207 pages)
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Series Politics and Culture series
Politics and Culture series
Note Cover -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1 - Interpreting Interpretations of Islam -- Chapter 2 - Orientalism, or the Politics of the Text -- Chapter 3 - Researching the Radical: The quest for a new perspective -- Chapter 4 - Islam in the Media -- Chapter 5 - Interpreting Islam in American Schools -- Chapter 6 - Ideological Dimensions of Islam: A critical paragigm -- Chapter 7 - Kissing Cousins: Anthropologists on Islam -- Chapter 8 - Islam and the Sea: The causes of a failure -- Chapter 9 - Organized Charity in the Arab-Islamic World: A view from the NGOs -- Chapter 10 - Silver Sounds in the Inner Citadel? Reflections on musicology and Islam -- Index
Islam is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the West. Myths and stereotypes surround it. This clear and penetrating volume helps readers to make sense of Islam. It offers a penetrating guide to the diversity and richness of contemporary knowledge about Islam and Muslim society. Throughout, the emphasis is upon the value of pluralistic approaches to Islam, rather than condensing complexity with unifying concepts such as ̀Orientalism'. Interdisciplinary in scope and organization, the book cuts through the bewildering and seemingly anarchic diversity of contemporary knowledge about Islam and Muslim society. The methodological difficulties and advantages of Western researchers focusing on Islam are fully documented. The book demonstrates how gender, age, status and ̀insider' / ̀outsider' status impacts upon research and inflects research findings.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Donnan, Hastings S C Interpreting Islam London : SAGE Publications,c2001 9780761954224
Subject Study and teaching
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