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Broken Boundaries and the Politics of Fear

Gregory Starrett

in Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how many Egyptian intellectuals and journalists explain the rise of activist Islam. It first considers beliefs and commitments as expressions of either psychopathology or of ... More


Glossy Global Leadership: Unpacking the Multilingual Religious Thought of the

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs

in Afghanistan's Islam: From Conversion to the Taliban

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294134
eISBN:
9780520967373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294134.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter takes a fresh look at religious arguments and debates in the context of the Afghan Jihad of the 1980s and early 1990s. Drawing on unexplored journals published by various Mujahidin ... More


Destroying Yemen: What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World

Isa Blumi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520296138
eISBN:
9780520968783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296138.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The objective of Destroying Yemen is to put South Arabia within a framework of analysis that permits new ways to explore the global transformations driven by “liberalism and market economics” during ... More


From Muhājir to Mujāhid to Jihādī in the Global Order of Things

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

in Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274204
eISBN:
9780520954540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274204.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book has explored how Kashmiri refugees have shaped the organization of violence in the Jammu and Kashmir State. It has charted the history and a historicity of how people displaced within and ... More


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