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A Synthesis of Time

Zakat, Islamic Micro-finance and the Question of the Future in 21st-Century Indonesia

Authors: Retsikas, Konstantinos

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  • Examines how the economic has been re-constituted to better serve goals of redistributive justice in Java, Indonesia
  • Untangles the complex relationship between Islamic economics, divine worship, and time
  • Bridges anthropology with continental philosophy to arrive at a general theory of everyday economic practice as a temporal phenomenon 
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This book is an anthropological investigation into the different forms the economy assumes, and the different purposes it serves, when conceived from the perspective of Islamic micro-finance as a field of everyday practice. It is based on long-term ethnographic research in Java, Indonesia, with Islamic foundations active in managing zakat and other charitable funds, for purposes of poverty alleviation. The book explores the social foundations of contemporary Islamic practices that strive to encompass the economic within an expanded domain of divine worship and elucidates the effects such encompassment has on time, its fissure and synthesis. In order to elaborate on the question of time, the book looks beyond anthropology and Islamic studies, engaging attentively, critically and productively with the post-structuralist work of G. Deleuze, M. Foucault and J. Derrida, three of the most important figures of the temporal turn in contemporary philosophy.

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Konstantinos Retsikas is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London, UK. He is also the author of Becoming: An Anthropological Approach to Understandings of the Person in Java (2012).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Synthesis of Time
Book Subtitle
Zakat, Islamic Micro-finance and the Question of the Future in 21st-Century Indonesia
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34933-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34933-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34932-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 274
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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