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Young Islam : the new politics and religion in Morocco and the Arab world

Author: Avi Spiegel
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2017. ©2015
Series: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Today, two-thirds of all Arab Muslims are under the age of thirty. Young Islam takes readers inside the evolving competition for their support---a competition not simply between Islamism and the secular world, but between different and often conflicting visions of Islam itself. Drawing on extensive ethnographic research among rank-and-file activists in Morocco, Avi Spiegel shows how Islamist movements are  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Avi Spiegel
ISBN: 0691176280 9780691176284 9780691159843 069115984X
OCLC Number: 994878491
Notes: "First paperback printing, 2017."
Contents: Introduction: Islamist pluralism --
Relationships. Shuttle ethnography --
Coevolution --
Identities. Rank and file --
What youth want --
Shadows. Unheard voices of dissent --
Regulating Islam --
Individuals. Every recruiter is a reinterpreter --
Suits and djellabas --
Strategizing the sacred --
Conclusion: The next Islamist generation.
Series Title: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Responsibility: Avi Max Spiegel.

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Today, two-thirds of all Arab Muslims are under the age of thirty. Young Islam takes readers inside the evolving competition for their support---a competition not simply between Islamism and the secular world, but between different and often conflicting visions of Islam itself. Drawing on extensive ethnographic research among rank-and-file activists in Morocco, Avi Spiegel shows how Islamist movements are encountering opposition from an unexpected source--each other. In vivid and compelling detail, he describes the conflicts that arise as Islamist groups vie with one another for new recruits, and the unprecedented fragmentation that occurs as members wrangle over a shared urbanized base. Looking carefully at how political Islam is lived, expressed, and understood by young people, Spiegel moves beyond the top-down focus of current research. Instead, he makes the compelling case that Islamist actors are shaped more by their relationships to each other than by their relationships to the state or even to religious ideology. By focusing not only on the texts of aging elites but also on the voices of diverse and sophisticated Muslim youths, Spiegel exposes the shifting and contested nature of Islamist movements today---movements that are being reimagined from the bottom up by young Islam. The first book to shed light on this new and uncharted era of Islamist pluralism in the Middle East and North Africa, Young Islam uncovers the rivalries that are redefining the next generation of political Islam.

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Winner of a Washington Post Abu Aardvark 2015 Middle East Book Award Co-Winner of the 2016 Book Award, Religion and International Relations Section, International Studies Association "This book Read more...

 
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