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Month: June 2014

Cfp: Global Halal

Cfp: Global Halal

Global Halal An International Conference on Muslims and the Cultural Politics of the Permissible February 19-21, 2015 Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan Global Halal is an international conference organized by the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University in partnership with the UK-based Muslim, Trust and Cultural Dialogue Program. The conference topic addresses a range of cultural, economic and political concerns associated with the principle of halal, especially in relation to contemporary food, banking, and lifestyle. Often associated with…

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New Book: Religion and Immigration

New Book: Religion and Immigration

Religion and Immigration: Migrant Faiths in North America and Western Europe Peter Kivisto ISBN: 978-0-7456-4170-6 206 pages August 2014, Polity http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0745641709,subjectCd-CU20.html Description This concise book provides readers with a comprehensive overview and critical assessment of the key issues and varied strands of research relating to immigration and religion that have been produced during the past two decades. Religion, once a neglected topic in migration studies, is today seen as a crucially important aspect of the immigrant experience. For some –…

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Sociology of Islam: Special Issue on the Gulen Movement

Sociology of Islam: Special Issue on the Gulen Movement

Sociology of Islam Journal A Special Issue on the Gülen Movement Volume 1, Issue 3-4, 2014 http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/22131418/1/3-4 Perspectives on the Gülen Movement Authors: Gary Wood ; Tugrul Keskin, pp 127 –130 Approaching a Sociology of Fethullah Gülen Author: Joshua D. Hendrick, pp 131 –144 “Is Hizmet Liberal?” Mediations and Disciplines of Islam and Liberalism among Gülen Organizations in Istanbul Author: Jeremy F. Walton, pp 145 –164 The Netherlands and the Gülen movement Author: Martin van Bruinessen, pp 165 –187 The…

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New Book: The Awakening of Muslim Democracy

New Book: The Awakening of Muslim Democracy

The Awakening of Muslim Democracy Religion, Modernity, and the State Jocelyne Cesari Cambridge University Press, April 2014 http://www.cambridge.org/hn/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/middle-east-government-politics-and-policy/awakening-muslim-democracy-religion-modernity-and-state Why and how did Islam become such a political force in so many Muslim-majority countries? In this book, Jocelyne Cesari investigates the relationship between modernization, politics, and Islam in Muslim-majority countries such as Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Tunisia, and Turkey – countries that were founded by secular rulers and have since undergone secularized politics. Cesari argues that nation-building processes in these states have…

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New Book: Religion, Identity and Human Security

New Book: Religion, Identity and Human Security

Giorgio Shani (2014) Religion, Identity and Human Security Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-50906-0 Religion, Identity and Human Security seeks to demonstrate that a major source of human insecurity comes from the failure of states around the world to recognize the increasing cultural diversity of their populations which has resulted from globalization. Shani begins by setting out the theoretical foundations, dealing with the transformative effects of globalization on identity, violence and security. The second part of the volume then draws on…

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