Islam and Nationalism

Contested Memories and the Demands of the Past

History Cultures in the Modern Muslim World

Editors: Raudvere, Catharina (Ed.)

  • Applies a fresh interdisciplinary approach (historical and political) to cultural memory
  • Spans a broad geographical focus, covering narratives and practices in Central Asia, North Africa, Turkey and the South East Europe countries with high Muslim concentrations
  • Fills a gap in the field by focusing on regions that have been understudied in memory studies
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This book brings together new perspectives on collective memory in the modern Muslim world. It discusses how memory cultures are established and used at national levels – in official history writing, through the erection of monuments, the fashioning of educational curricula and through media strategies – as well as in the interface with both artistic expressions and popular culture in the Muslim world at large. The representations of collective memory have been one of the foremost tools in national identity politics, grass-root mobilization, theological debates over Islam and general discussions on what constitutes ‘the modern in the Middle East’ as well as in Muslim diaspora environments. Few, if any, contemporary conflicts in the region can be understood in depth without a certain focus on various uses of history, memory cultures and religious meta-narratives at all societal levels, and in art and literature. This book will be of use to students and scholars in the fields of Identity Politics, Islamic Studies, Media and Cultural Anthropology.

About the authors

Catharina Raudvere is Professor in the Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her research interests focus on contemporary Islam, Muslim ritual life, and everyday religion.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • History as a Mirror and Places of Belonging: Some Remarks on Contested Memories and the Demands of the Past

    Raudvere, Catharina

    Pages 1-8

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  • The Flag and the Street: An Ethnographic Study of Egypt’s Tentative Moments in 2011

    Naguib, Nefissa

    Pages 9-23

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  • ‘There Can Be No Other Sun in the Sky’: Political Myth, Spirituality and Legitimacy in Contemporary Kazakhstan

    Orange, Mia (et al.)

    Pages 25-47

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  • Negotiating the Homeland: Diasporic Consciousness and Social Stratification Among Hadramis in the Indian Ocean region

    Manger, Leif

    Pages 49-80

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  • Remembering Home: Christians, Muslims and the Outside World in Late-Ottoman Cilicia and Cappadocia

    Pelt, Mogens

    Pages 81-105

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-39001-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-39000-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contested Memories and the Demands of the Past
Book Subtitle
History Cultures in the Modern Muslim World
Editors
  • Catharina Raudvere
Series Title
Islam and Nationalism
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39001-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39001-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39000-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 197
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