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Islam, charity, and activism : middle-class networks and social welfare in Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen

Author: Janine A Clark
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2010.
Series: Indiana series in Middle East studies
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Throughout the Middle East, Islamic charities and social welfare organizations play a major role in addressing the socioeconomic needs of Muslim societies, independently of the state. This title  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janine A Clark
ISBN: 9780253216267 0253216265
OCLC Number: 718617560
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 236 p.
Contents: Preliminary Table of Contents: List of Tables and ChartsPreface and Acknowledgments1. Islamic Social Institutions, Social Movement Theory, and the Middle Classes2. Islamic Medical Clinics in Egypt: The Operational Imperatives of ISIs and the Role of Middle Class Networks3. The Islamic Center Charity Society in Jordan: The Benefits to the Middle Class4. The Islah Charitable Society in Yemen: Women's Social Networks, Charity and Da'wa5. The Significance of Being Middle ClassNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Indiana series in Middle East studies
Responsibility: Janine A. Clark.

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Much of the literature on Islamic Social Institutions (ISIs) has argued that these institutions are recruiting grounds for the poor. Clark (Univ. of Guelph, Ca.), through case studies of ISIs in Read more...

 
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