California State University, Northridge WordmarkOviatt Library WordmarkOviatt Library Catalog Wordmark
Title Ethnographies of Islam : ritual performances and everyday practices / edited by Baudouin Dupret ... [et al.].
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2012.
Book Cover

 Floor2  GN641 .E84 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description vi, 202 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Exploring Muslim contexts
Exploring Muslim contexts.
Note Published in association with the Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Incomplete Contents Part I. Performing rituals -- Part II. Contextualising interactions -- Part III. The ethnography of history.
Summary This comparative approach to the various uses of the ethnographic method in research about Islam in anthropology and other social sciences is particularly relevant in the current climate. Political discourses and stereotypical media portrayals of Islam as a monolithic civilisation have prevented the emergence of cultural pluralism and individual freedom. Such discourses are countered by the contributors who show the diversity and plurality of Muslim societies and promote a reflection on how the ethnographic method allows the description, representation and analysis of the social and cultural complexity of Muslim societies in the discourse of anthropology.--provided by publisher.
Subject Religious life -- Islam.
Islam -- Customs and practices.
Rites and ceremonies -- Islamic countries.
Islam -- Rituals.
Cultural pluralism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Muslim diaspora.
Muslims -- Ethnic identity.
Islam and civil society.
Related Names Dupret, Baudouin.
Aga Khan University. Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations.
ISBN 0748645500 (hbk.)
9780748645503 (hbk.)
OCLC number 800854520