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Islamic activism : a social movement theory approach

Author: Quintan Wiktorowicz
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2004.
Series: Indiana series in Middle East studies.
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" ... [Will] have an impact on two important fields of scholarship: social movement theory and the study of Islamic activist movements."--John Voll, Georgetown UniversityThis volume represents the first comprehensive attempt to incorporate the study of Islamic activism into social movement theory. It argues that the dynamics, processes, and organization of Islamic activism can be understood as important elements of  Read more...
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Islamic activism.
Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003008458
(OCoLC)52090524
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Quintan Wiktorowicz
ISBN: 0253110769 9780253110763
OCLC Number: 61519806
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 316 pages).
Contents: Islamic activism and social movement theory / Quintan Wiktorowicz --
From marginalization to massacres : a political process explanation of GIA violence in Algeria / Mohammed M. Hafez --
Violence as contention in the Egyptian Islamic movement / Mohammed M. Hafez and Quintan Wiktorowicz --
Repertoires of contention in contemporary Bahrain / Fred H. Lawson --
Hamas as social movement / Glenn E. Robinson --
The networked world of Islamist social movements / Diane Singerman --
Islamist women in Yemen : informal nodes of activism / Janine A. Clark --
Collective action with and without Islam : mobilizing the bazaar in Iran / Benjamin Smith --
The islah party in Yemen : political opportunities and coalition building in a transitional polity / Jillian Schwedler --
Interests, ideas, and Islamist outreach in Egypt / Carrie Rosefsky Wickham --
Making conversation permissible : Islamism and reform in Saudi Arabia / Gwenn Okruhlik --
Opportunity spaces, identity, and Islamic meaning in Turkey / M. Hakan Yavuz --
Social movement theory and Islamic studies / Charles Kurzman.
Series Title: Indiana series in Middle East studies.
Responsibility: edited by Quintan Wiktorowicz.
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