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Religion, social practice, and contested hegemonies : reconstructing the public sphere in Muslim majority societies / edited by Armando Salvatore and Mark LeVine
Bib ID 3525463
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Description Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005 
xiii, 249 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 1403968659

Culture and religion in international relations


"Religion, Social Practice and Contested Hegemonies marks a path-breaking intervention into the highly controversial debate over Islam's role in the constitution of modern public spheres. Featuring contributions by leading historians, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and scholars of women's studies and of religion, the book explores the contests for hegemony between state elites, civil society organizations, media voices, and socio-religious movements across the Middle East and South Asia. The contributors focus on such issues as the social construction of shari'a, the use of visual imagery in constructing modern Muslim subjects, the challenge posed by women's pious organizations to the secular state, the competing discourses of moderate Islamists and suicide bombers, and the role of legal argumentation, including fatwas, in the larger technologies of power in modern Muslim majority societies."--BOOK JACKET.

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  • Machine derived contents note: Part One: Contested Hegemonies in the Public Sphere Socio-Religious Movements and the Transformation of 'Common Sense' Into a Politics of 'Common Good'
  • Salvatore/LeVine Power, Religion, and the Effects of Publicness in Twentieth Century Shiraz
  • Setrag Manoukian "Doing Good, Like Sayyida Zaynab": Lebanese Shi-i Women's Participation in the Public Sphere
  • Lara Deeb "Building the World" in a Global Age
  • Raymond Baker Part Two: Practice, Communication, and the Public Construction of Legal Argument Constructing the Private/Public Distinction in Muslim-Majority Societies: A Praxiological Approach
  • Baudouin Dupret and Jean-Nol︠ Ferrie; Communicative Action and the Social Construction of Shari'a in Contemporary Pakistan
  • Muhammad Khalid Masud Is There An Arab Public Sphere? The Palestinian Intifada, a Saudi Fatwa, and the Egyptian Press
  • Dyala Hamzah Cover Stories: A Genealogy of the Legal-Public Sphere in Yemen
  • Brinkley Messick Public Spheres Transnationalized: Comparisons Within and Beyond Muslim Majority Societies
  • Cecelia Lynch

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Islam and state.  |  Islam and civil society.
Other authors/contributors Salvatore, Armando  |  LeVine, Mark, 1966-


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