The Sociology of Islam: Collected Essays of Bryan S. Turner (Contemporary Thought in the Islamic World)

The Sociology of Islam: Collected Essays of Bryan S. Turner (Contemporary Thought in the Islamic World)

By: Professor Bryan S. Turner (author), Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir (author), Dr Carool Kersten (series_editor)Hardback

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Taking a thematic approach, Bryan S. Turner draws together his writings which explore the relationship between Islam and the ideas of Western social thinkers. Turner engages with the broad categories of capitalism, orientalism, modernity, gender, and citizenship among others, as he examines how Muslims adapt to changing times and how Islam has come to be managed by those in power.

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Bryan S. Turner is the Presidential Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center, The City University of New York where he serves as the Director of the Committee on Religion, and he is concurrently the Director of the Centre for Religion and Society at the University of Western Sydney. He was awarded a Doctor of Letters by Cambridge University in 2009 and his latest monograph called Religion and Modern Society: Citizenship, Secularisation and the State appeared in 2011. He is the founding editor of a number of journals (Citizenship Studies, Body & Society and Journal of Classical Sociology) and book series (Muslims in Global Societies and Religion in Contemporary Asia ). Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir received his PhD from the University of Western Sydney in 2011. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the co-author of two books called Muslims as Minorities: History and Social Realities of Muslims in Singapore and Muslims in Singapore: Piety, Politics and Policies. His recent articles include Rethinking the 'Malay Problem' in Singapore: Image, Rhetoric and Social Realities and Poetic Jihadis: Muslim Youth, Hip-Hop and the Homological Imagination.


Contents: Preface, Daniel Martin Varisco; Introduction: Bryan Turner: building the sociology of Islam; Introduction to Section I Classical Approaches - Understanding Islam, Bryan S. Turner; Islam, capitalism and the Weber theses; Origins and tradition in Islam and Christianity; State, science and economy in traditional societies: some problems in Weberian sociology of science; Conscience in the construction of religion: a critique of Marshall G.S. Hodgson's The Venture of Islam. Introduction to Section II: Orientalist Debate - Positioning Islam, Bryan S. Turner; Orientalism, Islam and capitalism; On the concept of axial space : Orientalism and the originary; Orientalism, or the politics of the text; Leibniz, Islam and cosmopolitan virtue. Introduction to Section III Islam Today - Sociological Perspectives, Bryan S. Turner; Sovereignty and emergency: political theology, Islam and American conservatism; Class, generation and Islamism: towards a global sociology of political Islam; Religious authority and the new media; Women, piety and space: a study of women and religious practice in Malaysia, Joy Kooi-Chin Tong and Bryan S. Turner; The body and piety: the hijab and marriage, Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir, Alexius Pereira and Bryan S. Turner; Islam, diaspora and multiculturalism; Shari'a and legal pluralism in the West, Bryan S. Turner and Berna Zengin Arslan; Appendix; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/08/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781409462118
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 324
  • ID: 9781409462118
  • weight: 756
  • ISBN10: 1409462110

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