Author: Miriam cookeBruce B Lawrence/Editor(s): Miriam cooke / Bruce B LawrencePublisher: Permanent BlackYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 325ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178241331
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.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSINTRODUCTIONMIRIAM COOKE AND BRUCE B LAWRENCE PART I-DEFINING MUSLIM NETWORKSIbn 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 KURZMANThe Scope and Limits of Islamic Cosmopolitanism and the discursive Language of the Ulama MUHAMMAD QASIM ZAMANPART II-IMAGINING MUSLIM NETWORKSThe Problem of Islamic Art JUDITH ERNSTSacred Narratives Linking Iraqi Shiite Women Across Time and Space TAYBA HASSAN AL KHALIFA SHARIFThe Islamic Salon: Elite Women’s Religious Networks in Egypt SAMIA SERAGELDINVoices of Faith, Faces of Beauty: Connecting American Muslim Women through Azizah JAMILLAH KARIMPART III-TRACING MUSLIM NETWORKSIdeological and Technological Transformations of Contemporary Sufism CARL W ERNSTThe Salafi Movement: Violence and the Fragmentation of Community QUINTAN WIKTOROWICZDefining Islamic InterconnectivityGARY BUNTWiring Up: the Internet Difference for Muslim Networks JON W ANDERSONA New Research Agenda: Exploring the Transglobal Hip Hop Umma H SAMY ALIMAfterwordTAIEB BELGHAZIBIBLIOGRAPHYCONTRIBUTORSINDEX