Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth, and Social Activism in the Middle East (The Modern Muslim World) pdf epub fb2

Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth, and Social Activism in the Middle East (The Modern Muslim World) by Dietrich Jung pdf epub fb2

Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth, and Social Activism in the Middle East (The Modern Muslim World) Author: Dietrich Jung
Title: Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities: Islam, Youth, and Social Activism in the Middle East (The Modern Muslim World)
ISBN: 1137380632
ISBN13: 978-1137380630
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Pages: 228 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2014 edition (January 23, 2014)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1260 kb
Size EPUB version: 1739 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




This book provokes a debate between social theory and Islamic studies. Drawing on theories of successive modernities, sociology of religion, and poststructuralist approaches to modern subjectivity formation, it introduces a novel analytical framework to the study of Middle Eastern societies. The authors explore ways in which Muslims have constructed meaningful modern selfhoods, providing their reader with unique insights into the ongoing social transformation of the Middle East. Making Islamic charities and youth organizations their primary site of investigation, they combine studies on Islamic reform with case studies on social activism in Egypt and Jordan. In criticizing theses about the alleged uniqueness of Western modernity, the book challenges exclusivist assumptions about both Western modernity and contemporary Islamic ways of life. In this way, it makes original contributions to conceptual discussions on modernity and our knowledge of modern Muslim societies.