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Muslim Networks - From Medieval Scholars to Modern Feminists
Muslim Networks - From Medieval Scholars to Modern Feminists

Muslim Networks - From Medieval Scholars to Modern Feminists

by Miriam cooke

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Product ID:16036

Language

English

Publisher

Permanent Black

ISBN

8178241331 - Year: 2005 - Pages: 325

Binding

Hardcover

Miriam cooke

Author: Miriam cooke
Bruce B Lawrence/
Editor(s): Miriam cooke / Bruce B Lawrence
Publisher: Permanent Black
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 325
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178241331

Description

Crucial to understanding Islam is a recognition of the role of Muslim networks. The earliest networks were Mediterranean trade routes that quickly expanded into trans-regional paths for pilgrimage, scholarship, and conversion, each network complementing and reinforcing the others.

This volume selects major moments and key players from the seventh century to the twenty-first that have defined Muslim networks as the building blocks of Islamic identity and social cohesion.

Although neglected in scholarship, Muslim networks have been invoked in the media to portray post-9/11 terrorist groups. Here, thirteen essays provide a long view of Muslim networks, correcting both scholarly omission and political sloganeering. New faces and forces appear, raising questions never asked before in relation to Islam.

This book ranges from Ibn Battuta in the fourteenth century to the new translational communication pathways shaping Muslim women's identities today.

Invoking the past to understand the present and envision the future through the prism of Muslim networks, this major new book addresses-as neverbefore-issues of faith, politics, and gender in Islamic civilization.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION
MIRIAM COOKE AND BRUCE B LAWRENCE

PART I-DEFINING MUSLIM NETWORKS

Ibn battuta’s Opportunism: The Networks and Loyalties of a Medieval Muslim Scholar
VINCENT J CORNELL

A Networked Civilization?
DAVID GILMARTIN

The Network Metaphor and the Mosque Network in Iran, 1978-1979
CHARLES KURZMAN

The Scope and Limits of Islamic Cosmopolitanism and the discursive Language of the Ulama
MUHAMMAD QASIM ZAMAN

PART II-IMAGINING MUSLIM NETWORKS

The Problem of Islamic Art
JUDITH ERNST

Sacred Narratives Linking Iraqi Shiite Women Across Time and Space
TAYBA HASSAN AL KHALIFA SHARIF

The Islamic Salon: Elite Women’s Religious Networks in Egypt
SAMIA SERAGELDIN

Voices of Faith, Faces of Beauty: Connecting American Muslim Women through Azizah
JAMILLAH KARIM

PART III-TRACING MUSLIM NETWORKS

Ideological and Technological Transformations of Contemporary Sufism
CARL W ERNST

The Salafi Movement: Violence and the Fragmentation of Community
QUINTAN WIKTOROWICZ

Defining Islamic Interconnectivity
GARY BUNT

Wiring Up: the Internet Difference for Muslim Networks
JON W ANDERSON

A New Research Agenda: Exploring the Transglobal Hip Hop Umma
H SAMY ALIM

Afterword
TAIEB BELGHAZI

BIBLIOGRAPHY

CONTRIBUTORS

INDEX

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