296 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 8 halftones, 1 map, 5 graphs, 5 tables
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-5146-0
Published: June 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-5145-3
Published: June 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-5147-7
Published: April 2019
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The volume contributors are Sophia Rose Arjana, Rose Aslan, Robert R. Bianchi, Omar Kasmani, Azim Malikov, Lewis Mayo, Julian Millie, Reza Masoudi Nejad, Paulo G. Pinto, Babak Rahimi, Emilio Spadola, Edith Szanto, and Brannon Wheeler.
About the Authors
Babak Rahimi is director of the Program for the Study of Religion and associate professor of communication, culture, and religion at the University of California San Diego.
For more information about Babak Rahimi, visit the Author Page.
Peyman Eshaghi is a doctoral student in anthropology and sociology of religion at the University of Chicago.
For more information about Peyman Eshaghi, visit the Author Page.
“This multidisciplinary volume demonstrates how the hajj is impacted in the modern world by commerce, technology, and political concerns. . . . [by] incorporating history, memory, and materiality and a consideration of communication, new media, and space.” --CHOICE
“Fascinating and eclectic. . . . A welcome contribution to the growing theoretical and empirical scholarship on Muslim pilgrimage in English. . . . Rahimi and Eshagi have done a fine job compiling essays that are packed with fresh insights and new ways of thinking about the practices and meanings of Muslim pilgrimages.”--H-Net Reviews
“Featuring an innovative focus on the notion of ‘embodiment,’ this multidisciplinary volume’s attention to non-Hajj pilgrimage and the aesthetic and material cultures of pilgrimage—as well as to race, gender, class, and nationality—meshes well with issues that pervade the contemporary practices of Muslim pilgrimage. With its coverage of Muslims outside of the wide swath of lands that are traditionally the focus of scholarship on Islam, this book provides a nice glimpse into today’s landscapes where pilgrimage is a daily, normal part of life for many citizens.”—Eric Tagliacozzo, Cornell University
“This thematically organized volume on Muslim practices of religiously substantiated travel goes both far beyond mere descriptions—and far beyond the Hajj. A substantial contribution to a number of fields in the study of Islam.”—Jan-Peter Hartung, University of Goettingen