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- DescriptionThis book brings the theoretical perspectives of myth-making and collective memory to the study of Islam and globalization and to the study of the place of the mass media in the contemporary Islamic resurgence. It explores the annulment of spatial and temporal distance by globalization and by the communications revolution underlying it.
- Author BiographyItzchak Weismann is professor of Islamic Studies at Haifa University, Israel. He works on Islamic movements, Sufism, the preaching of Islam, modern Syria, and Islam in the Indian subcontinent. His books include The Naqshbandiyya: Orthodoxy and Activism in a Worldwide Sufi Tradition (2007) and Taste of Modernity: Sufism, Salafiyya, and Arabism in Late Ottoman Damascus (2001). Mark Sedgwick is professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark, and previously taught for many years at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He works primarily on Sufism, Islam and modernity, Islam in Europe, and terrorism. His books include Muhammad Abduh: A Biography (2009), Saints and Sons: The Making and Remaking of the Rashidi Ahmadi Sufi Order, 1799-2000 (2005), and Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century (2004). Ulrika Martensson teaches Religious Studies at NTNU, Norway, and previously spent a year at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin in the program on Modernity and Islam. Her main work focuses on relations between institutions and Islam in medieval and contemporary contexts. Her recent works include Tabari (2009, in the series Makers of Islamic Civilization), and she has recently co-edited Fundamentalism in the Modern World (2 volumes, I.B. Tauris 2011) and a special issue of the Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 'Challenging Culturalism: 'Materialist' Approaches to Islamic History' (2011).
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication18/07/2014
- GenreSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content NoteIncludes 5 b&w illustrations
- Weight664 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Edited byItzchak Weismann,Mark Sedgwick,Ulrika Martensson
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