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Contemporary Anthropology of Religion

Sharia Dynamics

Islamic Law and Sociopolitical Processes

Editors: Daniels, Timothy P. (Ed.)

  • Looks at the significance of the cultural and sociopolitical complexity of sharia in the contemporary world
  • Includes chapters that highlight China and the new aspects of Chinese secularism and current engagement with global capitalism
  • Exemplifies a new approach to the anthropology of Islam and the importance of multidisciplinary methodologies to the study of religion
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About this book

This multidisciplinary volume explores the role of Islamic law within the dynamic processes of postcolonial transformation, nation building, and social reform. Here, eleven international scholars examine Islamic law in several contemporary sociopolitical contexts, focusing specifically on  Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, China, Tunisia, Nigeria, the United States, and the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).  The contributors also address the entanglement of Islamic law and ethics with the history of Muslim religious discourses, shifts toward modernity, gender relations, and efforts to construct exclusive or plural national communities. Sharia Dynamics, at once enchanting and enlightening, is a must-read for scholars of contemporary Islam. 

About the authors

Timothy P. Daniels is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Hofstra University, USA. 

Reviews

“At a time that words like Sharia and Fatwa are bandied about in our public and political discourse with reckless abandon, Sharia Dynamics brings urgently needed rigor and scholarly expertise.  Furthermore, the volume focuses on Southeast Asia and South Asia, two regions where the majority of the world’s Muslims live but has received far too little public and scholarly attention.” (Omid Safi, Director, Duke Islamic Studies Center, USA)

“By exploring the ways in which Muslims in diverse cultural contexts apply Shariah, this volume offers a new and promising path for anthropologists and scholars in all fields who are interested in understanding Islam as a lived tradition beyond but not ignoring theology.” (Daniel Martin Varisco, Coordinator for Social Science, Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Qatar University, Qatar)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Sharia Dynamics and the Anthropology of Islam

    Daniels, Timothy P.

    Pages 1-27

  • Fatwa, Discursivity, and the Production of Sharia

    Awass, Omer

    Pages 31-61

  • Fatwās on Mohamed Bouazizi’s Self-Immolation: Religious Authority, Media, and Secularization

    Burhani, Ahmad Najib

    Pages 63-89

  • Sharia Law and Muslim Ethical Imaginaries in Modern Indonesia

    Hefner, Robert W.

    Pages 91-115

  • Sharia in China: Compromising Perceptions

    Frankel, James D.

    Pages 119-139

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45692-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45691-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: March 2, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-83350-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sharia Dynamics
Book Subtitle
Islamic Law and Sociopolitical Processes
Editors
  • Timothy P. Daniels
Series Title
Contemporary Anthropology of Religion
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45692-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45692-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45691-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83350-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 364
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
Topics