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Religion as Critique: Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace

Irfan Ahmad

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635095
eISBN:
9781469635101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635095.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Irfan Ahmad makes the far-reaching argument that potent systems and modes for self-critique as well as critique of others are inherent in Islam—indeed, critique is integral to its fundamental tenets ... More


Mobilisation through Islam

Sarah Glynn

in Class, ethnicity and religion in the Bengali East End: A political history

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095955
eISBN:
9781781707432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095955.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 8 examines the growth of Islamic identity and political organisation. It starts by discussing different approaches to Islam and the meaning of Islamism. It looks at groups linked to ... More


Post-Islamist Strands in Pakistan:: Islamist Spin-Offs and Their Contradictory Trajectories

Humeira Iqtidar

in Post-Islamism: The Changing Faces of Political Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766062
eISBN:
9780199345137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766062.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter traces the trajectories of a few important Islamic groups that have spun off from the influential Islamist organization Jamaat-e-Islami in Pakistan to highlight the diverse ways in which ... More


Karachi: A Pashtun City?

Zia Ur Rehman

in Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi: Publics and Counterpublics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190656546
eISBN:
9780190848460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656546.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter by Zia Ur Rehman problematizes a historical view of Karachi as a predominantly Mohajir city populated by the descendants of the Urdu-speaking migrants from India after Partition, and as ... More


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