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By Dr Kersten Carool,Dr Olsson Susanne

ISBN-10: 1138261750

ISBN-13: 9781138261754

ISBN-10: 140944130X

ISBN-13: 9781409441304

Like at any place else, the present-day Islamic global too is grappling with modernity and postmodernity, secularisation and globalisation. Muslims are elevating questions about non secular representations and authority. This has given upward thrust to the emergence of other Islamic discourses which problem binary oppositions and dichotomies of orthodoxy and heterodoxy, continuity and alter, nation and civil society. It additionally results in a dispersal of authority, a cave in of present hierarchical buildings and gender roles. This ebook additional argues that the centre of gravity of lots of those substitute Islamic discourses is transferring from the Arabic-speaking 'heartland' in the direction of the geographical peripheries of the Muslim international and expatriate Muslims in North the US and Europe. whilst, in view of modern seismic shifts within the political constellation of the center East, the tendencies mentioned during this e-book carry very important clues for the potential course of destiny advancements in that unstable a part of the Muslim world.

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