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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2011) 31 (2): 267–281.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Chaider S. Bamualim The article discusses a particular Islamist militant movement in Indonesia, the Islamic Defenders Front (Front Pembela Islam, or FPI). Gaining considerable following and influence in post-Suharto Indonesia, the FPI called for the implementation of Sharia law addressing the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2009) 29 (3): 544–555.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Tariq Amin-Khan The article offers an alternative to Eurocentric understandings of political Islam and now militant Islam—the two phenomena are distinguished—as an analysis of modernity, power, and the political is offered in relation to political Islam's characterization by modernists and...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2009) 29 (3): 381–397.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Buket Türkmen This article discusses the meaning of the formulation of a new Turkish civic morality infused with Islam in contemporary Turkey through a content analysis of the 1995 and 2007–08 editions of Religious Culture and Morality course textbooks used in high school curricula. I argue that...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2009) 29 (1): 105–125.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Eva Patricia Rakel Duke University Press 2009 The Political Elite in the Islamic Republic of Iran: From Khomeini to Ahmadinejad Eva Patricia Rakel hirty years after the Islamic revolution, the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) remains the subject of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2009) 29 (3): 423–437.
Published: 01 December 2009
... analyzes Islamization by studying the interactions between Islamists and the residents in a poor district in Istanbul. It demonstrates not only that the urban poor are indeed active in forming communities and subjectivities but also that their agency is shaped (and ultimately absorbed) by the Islamist...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2009) 29 (3): 468–482.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Yasuyuki Matsunaga This article examines the secularization thesis of Iran's faqih -headed revolutionary Islamic state, as put forward by Sa'id Hajjarian (1954–), against the institutional and political developments in the post-Khomeini period. His thesis posited that the religious state in...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2010) 30 (1): 6–13.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Sadik J. Al-Azm The phenomena of orientalism, occidentalism, and Islamism are at play in a variety of contexts today. This intervention, while not a systematic essay on the subject, presents a kind of collage of analyses, observations, criticisms, and commentaries dealing with several conventional...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2011) 31 (1): 76–84.
Published: 01 May 2011
... new dynamism into debates over religion and the secular and the separation of state and faith. This essay questions the outcome for women who in their continued and persistent intellectual tendencies push for Islamic feminism as the only homegrown, locally produced, and culturally appropriate frame...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2011) 31 (1): 110–119.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Nasser Mohajer; Mehrdad Vahabi This essay takes a stylized paradoxical fact of Iranian politics under the Islamic Republic of Iran as its starting point: the stark confusion between the position and a good portion of the opposition. Such a blurred frontier between “position” and “opposition” did...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2012) 32 (2): 323–338.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Torsten Janson This study analyzes Islamic children’s picture books that were originally produced as a means of religious socialization for Muslim communities in Britain but today are created for a global Islamic market. Particular attention is devoted to the visual norms of the books produced by...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2012) 32 (2): 361–373.
Published: 01 August 2012
...). Unless noted otherwise, all translations are those of the author. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Illustrating an Islamic Childhood in Syria: Pious Subjects and Religious Authority in Twelver Shi’i Children’s Books Edith Szanto hi’i children’s books have only...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2008) 28 (1): 212–213.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Erin Stiles Law and Power in the Islamic World Sami Zubaida New York: I. B. Tauris, 2005 vii, 248 pp., $59.95 (cloth), $26.95 (paper) Duke University Press 2008 Law and Power in the Islamic World Empire and in the states that...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 1988) 8 (1_and_2): 50–53.
Published: 01 August 1988
...Ziaul Haque Copyright 1988: South Asia Bulletin 1988 South Asia Bulletin, volume 8 (1988) Islamic Processes Realities and Trends Ziaul Haque The systematic political manipulation of Islamic religion to the Quran, Islam is a theological term which means sub- by the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2006) 26 (1): 22–35.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Mervat F. Hatem Duke University Press 2006 In the Eye of the Storm: Islamic Societies and Muslim Women in Globalization Discourses Mervat F. Hatem he...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2007) 27 (1): 160–172.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Asef Bayat Duke University Press 2007 A Women’s Non-Movement: What It Means to Be a Woman Activist VARIORUM VARIORUM in an Islamic State Asef Bayat eminists have long...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 2007) 27 (2): 485–486.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Trent Maxey The Islamic Middle East and Japan: Perceptions, Aspirations, and the Birth of Intra-Asian Modernity Reneé Worringer, ed. Princeton, NJ: Marcus Wiener, 2007 163 pp., $68.95 (cloth), $24.95 (paper) Duke University Press 2007 Multiculturalism, Muslims, and Citizenship...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 1996) 16 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Masoud Kazemzadeh © 1996: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa & the Middle East 1996 The State, Civil Society and the Prospects of Islamic Fundamentalism Masoud Kazemzadeh Why have fundamentalists so far succeeded only in rulers...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 August 1996) 16 (2): 93–100.
Published: 01 August 1996
...Maziar Behrooz © 1996: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa & the Middle East 1996 The Islamic State and the Crisis of Marja'iyat in Iran Maziar Behrooz Since the 19th century Moslem societies, faced tional doctrine to the extent of...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 December 2015) 35 (3): 647–656.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Zachary Wright The publication of Rudolph Ware's The Walking Qur'an revives the debate surrounding fundamentally divergent understandings of Islamic identity, the epistemological divide between Salafism and traditionally trained African Muslim scholars. This article extends Ware's findings into the...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1 May 2018) 38 (1): 107–121.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Youssef Belal This article is devoted to the study of questions of knowledge, law, and ethics in Islamic context. Starting with a discussion of assumptions about Islamic ethical practices in recent anthropological and historical works on the fatwa, it explores procedures of truth seeking and modes...