Understanding Muslim Identity: Rethinking Fundamentalism

Hardcover | February 15, 2009

byGabriele Marranci

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In this timely book, Marranci critically surveys the available theories on Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. Rejecting essentialism and cultural reductionism, the book suggests that identity and emotion play an essential role in the phenomenon that has been called fundamentalism.

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In this timely book, Marranci critically surveys the available theories on Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. Rejecting essentialism and cultural reductionism, the book suggests that identity and emotion play an essential role in the phenomenon that has been called fundamentalism.

GABRIELE MARRANCI is Lecturer in the Anthropology of Religion at the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen. He is author of Jihad Beyond Islam and Anthropology of Islam (forthcoming).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:242 pages, 8.81 × 5.6 × 0.64 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230002552

ISBN - 13:9780230002555

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Fundamentalism Debated
Reading Islamic Fundamentalism
The Ethos of Justice
Tawhid, Charisma and the Bund
How to be Human: The Civilized and the Civilizable
Conclusion
References