A New Anthropology of Islam (New Departures in Anthropology) by John R. Bowen

By John R. Bowen

during this strong yet available new learn John Bowen attracts on an entire diversity of labor in social anthropology to give Islam in ways in which emphasise its constitutive practices, from praying and studying to judging and political establishing. beginning on the middle of Islam - revelation and studying in Arabic lands - Bowen exhibits how Muslims have tailored Islamic texts and traditions to principles and prerequisites within the societies within which they reside. Returning to key case reviews in Indonesia, Africa, Pakistan and Western Europe to discover each one significant area of Islamic spiritual and social existence, Bowen additionally considers the theoretical advances in social anthropology that experience pop out of the examine of Islam. a brand new Anthropology of Islam is key interpreting for all these drawn to the research of Islam and for these following new advancements within the self-discipline of anthropology.

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