Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities

Un libro in lingua di Dietrich Jung Petersen Marie Juul Sparre Sara Lei edito da Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

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"This book engages in a conversation between social theory and Islamic studies. Drawing on theories of successive modernities, sociology of religion, and poststructuralist approaches to modern subjectivity formation, it introduces a novel analytical framework to the study of Middle Eastern societies. The authors pose the question as to the ways in which Muslims have constructed meaningful modern selfhoods, providing their reader with unique insights into the ongoing social transformation of the Middle East. Making Islamic charities and youth organizations their primary site of investigation, they combine studies on Islamic reform with case studies on social activism in Egypt and Jordan. In criticizing the alleged uniqueness of Western modernity, the bookchallenges exclusivist assumptions about both Western modernity and contemporary Islamic ways of life. In this way, it makes original contributions to conceptual discussions on modernity and our knowledge of modern Muslim societies"--

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