ISBN 9781107615755,A New Anthropology Of Islam South Asian

A New Anthropology Of Islam South Asian



Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9781107615755

ISBN-10 1107615755


Number of Pages 230 Pages
Language (English)


In This Powerful, But Accessible New Study, John Bowen Draws Ona Full Range Of Work In Social Anthropology To Present Islam Inways That Emphasise Its Constitutive Practices, From Praying Andlearning To Judging And Political Organising. Starting At The Heartof Islam -Revelation And Learning In Arabic Lands -Bowen Shows Howmuslims Have Adapted Islamic Texts And Traditions To Ideas Andconditions In The Societies In Which They Live. Returning To Keycase Studies In Asia, Africa And Western Europe, To Explore Eachmajor Domain Of Islamic Religious And Social Life, Bowen Alsoconsiders The Theoretical Advances In Social Anthropology That Havecome Out Of The Study Of Islam. A New Anthropology Of Islam Isessential Reading For All Those Interested In The Study Of Islamand For Those Following New Developments In The Discipline Ofanthropology.
1. How To Think About Religions-Islam, For Example
2. Learning
3. Perfecting Piety Through Worship
4. Reshaping Sacrifice
5. Healing And Praying
6. Pious Organizing
7. Judging
8. Migrating And Adapting
9. Mobilizing

About The Author: John R. Bowen

John R. Bowen Is The Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor In Arts Andsciences, Washington University, St Louis. His Fieldwork Inindonesia, France And England, On Topics Ranging From Poetics Andpolitical History To Civil Law Reasoning And Everyday Forms Ofislam, Has Spanned Over Thirty Years. He Has Published Widely Onhis Research Interests, And His Islam, Law And Equality Inindonesia (Cambridge University Press, 2003) Won The Prize For Bestwork From The Law And Society Association.