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Anand Taneja, “Jinnealogy: Time, Islam, and Ecological Thought in the Medieval Ruins of Delhi”

SHERALI TAREEN , October 31st, 2018


Anand Taneja’s Jinnealogy: Time, Islam, and Ecological Thought in the Medieval Ruins of Delhi (Stanford University Press, 2017) is a landmark publication that interrogates modes of religious practice ……


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Irfan Ahmad, “Religion as Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace” (UNC Press, 2017)

SHERALI TAREEN , October 1st, 2018


In the last few decades, questions relating to Islam’s compatibility with liberal secular democracy, or the question of why Islam remains incompatible with Western liberal norms of thought…


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John O’Brien, “Keeping it Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys” (Princeton UP, 2017)

Sarah Patterson , July 24th, 2018


What do the social worlds of teenage Muslim American boys look like? What issues do they grapple with and how do they think about issues that arise in…


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Zoltan Pall, “Salafism in Lebanon: Local and Transnational Movements” (Cambridge UP, 2018)

James M. Dorsey , July 6th, 2018


Zoltan Pall‘s Salafism in Lebanon: Local and Transnational Movements (Cambridge University Press, 2018), a just published ethnographic investigation of the rise of Salafism among Lebanese Sunni … Visit…


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Fareen Parvez, “Politicizing Islam: The Islamic Revival in France and India (Oxford UP, 2017)

Shobhana Xavier , March 21st, 2018


Politicizing Islam: The Islamic Revival in France and India (Oxford University Press, 2017) by Fareen Parvez is a rich ethnographic analysis of Islamic Revival movements in France (Lyon)…


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Ammara Maqsood, “The New Pakistani Middle Class” (Harvard UP, 2017)

SHERALI TAREEN , February 21st, 2018


The relationship between class and religious piety represents a theme less explored in the study of modern Islam in general, and in the study of South Asian Islam…


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Rafia Zakaria, “Veil” (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017)

Kristian Petersen , December 13th, 2017


Muslim women are often the focus of debate when it comes to public conversations about Islam. Much of this centers on feelings and assumptions surrounding an object, the…


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Patricia Sloane-White, “Corporate Islam: Sharia and the Modern Workplace” (Cambridge UP, 2017)

Nick Cheesman , August 29th, 2017


The relationship between religion and economic activity has attracted generations of scholars working in myriad settings. In recent years, many have turned to questions of how Islamic ideas…


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Mengia Hong Tschalaer, “Muslim Women’s Quest for Justice: Gender, Law and Activism in India” (Cambridge UP, 2017)

SHERALI TAREEN , August 27th, 2017


In her inspiring new book, Muslim Women’s Quest for Justice: Gender, Law and Activism in India (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Mengia Hong Tschalaer charts the strivings and creative…


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Nader Hashimi and Danny Postel, eds. “Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East” (Oxford UP, 2017)

Nadirah Mansour , July 16th, 2017


The term ‘sectarianism’ has dominated much of the discourse on the Middle East and dictates that much of the unrest in the region is due to religious and…


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Pooyan Tamimi Arab, “Amplifying Islam in the European Soundscape” (Bloomsbury, 2017)

Tal Zalmanovich , July 8th, 2017


In mid-March, Europeans observed the Dutch national elections with intense interest. Onlookers believed that a victory of the Party for Freedom led by Geert Wilders will influence the…


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Michael Muhammad Knight, “Tripping with Allah: Islam, Drugs, and Writing” (Soft Skull Press, 2013)

Elliott Bazzano , June 13th, 2017


Michael Muhammed Knight writes this book from a first-person perspective, as a piece of creative non-fiction. The book includes a liberal amount of swearing and sexual references, and…


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Jeanette Jouili, “Pious Practice and Secular Constraints: Women in the Islamic Revival in Europe” (Stanford UP, 2016)

SHERALI TAREEN , May 15th, 2017


Jeanette Jouili‘s fascinating new book Pious Practice and Secular Constraints: Women in the Islamic Revival in Europe (Stanford University Press, 2015) navigates practices and challenges of livi… Visit…


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S. Brent Plate ed., “Key Terms in Material Religion” (Bloomsbury, 2015)

Kristian Petersen , April 24th, 2017


In recent years, several scholars of religion have moved away from the examination of discursive textual domains or the meaning of ritual practices towards analyzing the material worlds…


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Abigail Jacobson and Moshe Naor, “Oriental Neighbors: Middle Eastern Jews and Arabs in Mandatory Palestine” (Brandeis UP, 2016)

Ari Ariel , December 23rd, 2016


Much of the existing literature on Mandatory Palestine adheres to a dual society model which assumes that the Palestinian Arab community and the Jewish Yishuv had separate economic,…


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Noah Salomon, “For Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan’s Islamic State (Princeton UP, 2016)

SHERALI TAREEN , December 17th, 2016


In popular discourse today, few concepts are more sensationalized and maliciously caricatured than that of the Islamic State. In his fascinating new book For Love of the Prophet:…


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Rory Dickson, “Living Sufism in North America: Tradition and Transformation” (SUNY Press, 2015)

Elliott Bazzano , October 3rd, 2016


Rory Dickson’s Living Sufism in North America: Between Tradition and Transformation (SUNY Press, 2015) is the first monograph in English to focus on Sufism in North America. On…


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Marcia C. Inhorn, “The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East” (Princeton UP, 2012)

Marshall Poe , December 18th, 2015


Marcia C. Inhorn, The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East (Princeton University Press, 2012)… Visit New Books in Anthropology for the podcast. There…


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Cabeiri Robinson, “Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists” (University of California Press, 2013)

SHERALI TAREEN , February 19th, 2015


The idea of jihad is among the most keenly discussed yet one of the least understood concepts in Islam. In her brilliant new book Body of Victim, Body…


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Amy Evrard, “The Moroccan Women’s Rights Movement” (Syracuse University Press, 2014)

Julie Fette , October 30th, 2014


Amy Evrard‘s first book, The Moroccan Women’s Rights Movement (Syracuse University Press, 2014), examines women’s attempts to change their patriarchal society via their movement for … Visit New Books…


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Shabana Mir, “Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity” (UNC, 2014)

SHERALI TAREEN , August 4th, 2014


In the post 9/11 era in which Muslims in America have increasingly felt under the surveillance of the state, media, and the larger society, how have female Muslim…


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Zareena Grewal, “Islam is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority” (NYU Press, 2013)

Elliott Bazzano , April 15th, 2014


Zareena Grewal‘s monograph Islam is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority (NYU Press, 2013), seamlessly interweaves ethnographic research with an in-depth histor… Visit New Books…


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Afsar Mohammad, “The Festival of Pirs: Popular Islam and Shared Devotion in South India” (Oxford University Press, 2013

Kristian Petersen , February 18th, 2014


Several studies about Islam in Asian contexts highlight the pluralistic environment that Muslims inhabit and interplay of various religious traditions that color local practice and thought. In The…


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Karen Ruffle, “Gender, Sainthood, and Everyday Practice in South Asian Shi’ism” (University of North Carolina Press, 2011)

Kristian Petersen , October 10th, 2012


What does a wedding in Karbala in the year 680 have to do with South Asian Muslims today? As it turns out, this event informs contemporary ideas of…


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