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The Anthropology of Islam Reader

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This Reader offers a comprehensive overview of the variety of methodological and theoretical approaches involved in, and relevant to, the emerging field of Anthropology of Islam. It pays particular attention to the study of ethnographic cases, featuring various forms of Islam as practiced in different social and cultural contexts. The Anthropology of Islam Reader also explores topics of great current interest such as the body and cultural politics, the veil and the public sphere and key practices and festivals such as the Hajj and Eid. In his selections, Jens Kreinath highlights the diversity of practices and themes that were formative for this field of study, making this essential reading for students of Islam at undergraduate and graduate level.

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Table of Contents

Toward the Anthropology of Islam: An Introductory Essay Part 1: Anthropological Approaches to Islam Conceptualizing Islam. Approaching Islam Part 2: Religious Practices of Islam Daily Prayers. Fasting During the Month of Ramadan. Pilgrimage to Mecca. Feast of Sacrifice. Almsgiving Part 3: Methodological Reflections on the Anthropology of Islam Situating Anthropology. Representing Islam. Glossary of Anthropological Terms. Glossary of Islamic Terms.

About the Author

Jens Kreinath is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Wichita State University, USA.


'This is without a doubt the finest collection of essays on the anthropology of Islam available today. Kreinath has brought together a set of path breaking theoretical texts with some of the richest ethnographic accounts of Muslim societies produced by anthropologists. The result is the strongest demonstration to date of anthropology's unique contribution to our understanding of this religious tradition.' - Charles Hirschkind, University of California, Berkeley, USA 'This is a remarkable work that contains some of the classic and contemporary essays representing the ethnographic and conceptual issues within the anthropology of Islam arena. This fine collection will undoubtedly become the standard work for both research and teaching purposes. The volume provides an accessible sophisticated treatment of the field that will engage students and scholars who want to develop a more nuanced perspective and understanding of the Islamic world.' - Raymond Scupin, Lindenwood University, USA

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