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The sociology of Islam : collected essays of Bryan S. Turner

Author: Bryan S Turner; Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir.
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2013]
Series: Contemporary thought in the Islamic world.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking a thematic approach, Bryan S. Turner draws together his important writings in sociology and Islam which engage with the relationship of Islam and the ideas of Western social thinkers. Turner engages with the broad categories of capitalism, orientalism, modernity, gender, and citizenship among others, as he explores how Muslims adapt to the changing times and how Islam has come to be managed by those in power.
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Turner, Bryan S.
Sociology of Islam.
Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2013
(DLC) 2012049925
(OCoLC)821560846
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan S Turner; Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir.
ISBN: 9781409462125 1409462129 9781472407573 1472407571
OCLC Number: 851191687
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 312 pages).
Contents: Islam, capitalism and the Weber theses --
Origins and traditions in Islam and Christianity --
State, science and economy in traditional societies --
Conscience in the construction of religion : a critique of Marshall G.S. Hodgson's The venture of Islam --
Orientalism, Islam and capitalism --
On the concept of axial space : orientalism and the originary --
Orientalism, or the politics of the text --
Leibniz, Islam and cosmopolitan virtue --
Sovereignty and emergency : political theology, Islam and American conservatism --
Class, generation and Islamism : towards a global sociology of political Islam --
Religious authority and the new media --
Women, piety and practice: a study of women and religious practice in Malaysia --
The body and piety : the hijab and marriage --
Islam, diaspora and multiculturalism --
Shari'a and legal pluralism in the West.
Series Title: Contemporary thought in the Islamic world.
Responsibility: edited by Bryan S. Turner and Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir.

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'Bryan Turner took interest in Islam when nobody else did. This collection of timeless essays, some of them classics, shows one of sociology's broadest minds at the top of his game.'Christian Joppke, Read more...

 
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