344 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 10 illus., 1 fig., notes, bibl., index
Not for Sale in South Asia
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5588-1
Published: March 2005
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-7631-2
Published: March 2006
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2005 Editors' Pick, International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World Review
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 before asked. What does the fourteenth-century North African traveler Ibn Battuta have in common with the American hip hopper Mos Def? What values and practices link Muslim women meeting in Cairo, Amsterdam, and Atlanta? How has technology raised expectations about new transnational pathways that will reshape the perception of faith, politics, and gender in Islamic civilization?
This book invokes the past not only to understand the present but also to reimagine the future through the prism of Muslim networks, at once the shadow and the lifeline for the umma, or global Muslim community.
H. Samy Alim, Duke University
Jon W. Anderson, Catholic University of America
Taieb Belghazi, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco
Gary Bunt, University of Wales, Lampeter
miriam cooke, Duke University
Vincent J. Cornell, University of Arkansas
Carl W. Ernst, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Judith Ernst, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
David Gilmartin, North Carolina State University
Jamillah Karim, Spelman College
Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bruce B. Lawrence, Duke University
Samia Serageldin, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Tayba Hassan Al Khalifa Sharif, United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Egypt
Quintan Wiktorowicz, Rhodes College
Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Brown University
About the Authors
miriam cooke, professor of Arabic literature at Duke University, is author of Women Claim Islam: Creating Islamic Feminism through Literature and the novel Hayati, My Life.
For more information about miriam cooke, visit the Author Page.
Bruce B. Lawrence is Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Professor and professor of Islamic studies at Duke University. He is author of New Faiths, Old Fears: Muslims and Other Asian Immigrants in American Religious Life.
For more information about Bruce B. Lawrence, visit the Author Page.
"A fascinating read and will inform as much as it generates discussion, both within and outside the classroom."--Journal of the American Academy of Religion
"An interesting collection that deserves attentive reading."--The Telegraph-Calcutta
"The articles in this book make the most important point that not only in premodern times was the Islamic world profoundly interconnected but that connections of this kind have persisted, and have remained of the utmost significance into the contemporary era. It is a point that should inform all modern policy considerations."--Francis Robinson, Royal Holloway, University of London
"miriam cooke and Bruce Lawrence have succeeded in organizing and leading a scholarly assessment of the social context of formation and dynamics of Muslim networks in a historical perspective full of contemporary relevance. This is indispensable material for understanding the cultural and religious dynamics of our interdependent world."--Manuel Castells, University of Southern California