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By Susanne Olsson,Carool Kersten

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 spiritual representations and authority. This has given upward push to the emergence of different Islamic discourses which problem binary oppositions and dichotomies of orthodoxy and heterodoxy, continuity and alter, nation and civil society. It additionally ends up in a dispersal of authority, a cave in of current hierarchical constructions and gender roles. This ebook extra argues that the centre of gravity of a lot of those replacement Islamic discourses is moving from the Arabic-speaking 'heartland' in the direction of the geographical peripheries of the Muslim global and expatriate Muslims in North the US and Europe. even as, in view of contemporary seismic shifts within the political constellation of the center East, the tendencies mentioned during this publication carry very important clues for the prospective course of destiny advancements in that unstable a part of the Muslim world.

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