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Handbook of Contemporary Islam and Muslim Lives

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  • Introduces a comprehensive overview of contemporary Islam

  • Provides a link of continuity between the Muslim world and Muslims living and born in the West

  • Addresses every relevant topic of Islam studies

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Table of contents (62 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Islam: Overview

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Islam and Its History

      • Aaron W. Hughes
      Pages 3-18
    3. Shi‘a Islam in Practice

      • Edith Szanto
      Pages 39-53
    4. Sufism Between Past and Modernity

      • Joseph Hill
      Pages 55-80
    5. Islamophobia

      • Muhammad Yaseen Gada
      Pages 81-102
  3. Contemporary Muslim Communities in Europe and Its Extensions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123
    2. Muslim Minorities and Minority Fiqh

      • Matthew Reifsnider
      Pages 125-145
    3. Experiences of Muslims in Western Europe

      • Oliver Scharbrodt
      Pages 147-169
    4. Experience of Muslims in Eastern Europe

      • Egdūnas Račius
      Pages 171-189
    5. Experience of Muslims in North America

      • Carole Barnsley
      Pages 191-215
    6. Experience of Muslims in Latin America

      • Silvia Montenegro
      Pages 217-235
    7. Experience of Muslims in Australia and New Zealand

      • Jacqui Ewart, Kate O’Donnell
      Pages 237-257
    8. Islamic Education in the West and Its Challenges

      • J. Mark Halstead
      Pages 259-273
  4. Contemporary Muslim Communities in the Middle East and North Africa

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 275-275
    2. Islam in the Maghreb: Between Sufis and Salafis

      • Tuba Ünlü Bilgiç
      Pages 301-322
    3. Syria: From Popular Uprising to Civil War

      • Ikhlaq Ahmed
      Pages 323-340

About this book

This is a comprehensive handbook which for the first time provides a general yet detailed discussion of contemporary Islam and various aspects of Muslim lives. It offers a much needed tool for an introduction to the world of contemporary Muslim life and debate, and a link of continuity between the Muslim world and Muslims living and born in the West. The reader gains access to articles by leading scholars who observe phenomena in a post-9/11 context and from a global viewpoint. The topics have been carefully selected to provide the reader with both the necessary general view that a good handbook must offer while presenting details and information, as well as ethnographic examples, to inspire further research and interest. Indeed, each chapter will offer topical reading suggestions from which one can expand the material discussed in the chapter. The approach of the handbook is mainly social-anthropological, but attention is given to other disciplines like history, geography, political studies, as well as gender studies and cultural studies.

Keywords

  • Contemporary Islam
  • Contemporary Islamic Finance
  • Contemporary Muslim Communities
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Islam and Internet
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam studies
  • Islamic education
  • Muslim – Islam culture
  • Muslim life
  • Muslims and gender
  • Post 9/11

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of North Florida, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Jacksonville, USA

    Ronald Lukens-Bull

  • Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

    Mark Woodward

About the editors

Ronald Lukens-Bull grew up internationally, living in five different countries before the age of 13. An abiding interest in the peoples and cultures of the world is a natural outgrowth of his early life. As an undergraduate, he first visited Southeast Asia and later became interested in Islamic education and leadership in Indonesia. He has been at the University of North Florida since 1999, where he currently serves as professor of anthropology and religious studies. 

Prof. Lukens-Bull has written significant works on the anthropology of Islam. His 1999 theoretical article, “Between Text and Practice: Considerations in the Anthropological Study of Islam,” Marburg Journal of Religion, 4(2), 10–20, 1999, has been reprinted and widely cited. Prof. Lukens-Bull addressed methodological and ethical issues in his 2007 article “Lost in a Sea of Subjectivity: The Subject Position of the Researcher in the Anthropology of Islam,” Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life, 1(2), 173–192. His ethnographic research has focused on Islamic education in Indonesia starting with traditional Islamic education in A Peaceful Jihad: Negotiating Modernity and Identity in Muslim Java (Palgrave McMillan, 2005), which examines how this community is engaging globalization through curriculum revisions. His second book on this topic, funded largely by Fulbright grant, examines Indonesian Islamic higher education and the debates surrounding curriculum shift, which, in the current political climate, leads to accusations of apostasy and in extreme cases barely veiled death threats. Theoretically, this work is important in understanding counterradical discourses within the context of other Islamic discourse. This was published in 2013 as Islamic Higher xv Education in Indonesia: Continuity and Conflict (Palgrave McMillan, 2013). 

Most recently, he received a Fulbright research grant in 2018–2019 to conduct research on GP Ansor, a youth movement with militia elements associated with Nahdlatul Ulama, the largest Islamic organization in Indonesia. The militia component, Banser, is compelling to study given that it is a Muslim militia committed to Indonesia as a plural democracy and the defense of religious minorities. 

Since 2015, he has been the editor-in-chief of the Springer journal Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Lives, one of the first journals focused on social scientific approaches to the study of Islam and Muslims

Mark Woodward is research professor at the Arizona State University Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict. He is a cultural anthropologist specializing in the study of Sufism, Salafism, and Islamic politics in Southeast Asia. He has conducted related research in India, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Handbook of Contemporary Islam and Muslim Lives

  • Editors: Ronald Lukens-Bull, Mark Woodward

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32626-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-32625-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 1314

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Religion, Biotechnology, Anthropology

Buying options

eBook
USD 499.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-32626-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 549.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)