Muslim Societies in the Age of Mass Consumption

Muslim Societies in the Age of Mass Consumption
Politics, Culture and Identity between the Local and the Global

by Johanna Pink

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2020-07-13
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 1527556638
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the course of the 20th century, hardly a region in the world has escaped the triumph of global consumerism. Muslim societies are no exception. Globalized brands are pervasive, and the landscapes of consumption are changing at a breathtaking pace. Yet Muslim consumers are not passive victims of the homogenizing forces of globalization. They actively appropriate and adapt the new commodities and spaces of consumption to their own needs and integrate them into their culture. Simultaneously, this culture is reshaped and reinvented to comply with the mechanisms of conspicuous consumption. It is these processes that this volume seeks to address from an interdisciplinary perspective. The papers in this anthology present innovative approaches to a wide range of issues that have, so far, barely received scholarly attention. The topics range from the changing spaces of consumption to Islamic branding, from the marketing of religious music to the consumption patterns of Muslim minority groups. This anthology uses consumption as a prism through which to view, and better understand, the enormous transformations that Muslim societies—Middle Eastern, South-East Asian, as well as diasporic ones—have undergone in the past few decades.

Being German, Becoming Muslim

Being German, Becoming Muslim
Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe

by Esra Özyürek

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2014-11-23
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0691162794
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Every year more and more Europeans, including Germans, are embracing Islam. It is estimated that there are now up to one hundred thousand German converts—a number similar to that in France and the United Kingdom. What stands out about recent conversions is that they take place at a time when Islam is increasingly seen as contrary to European values. Being German, Becoming Muslim explores how Germans come to Islam within this antagonistic climate, how they manage to balance their love for Islam with their society's fear of it, how they relate to immigrant Muslims, and how they shape debates about race, religion, and belonging in today’s Europe. Esra Özyürek looks at how mainstream society marginalizes converts and questions their national loyalties. In turn, converts try to disassociate themselves from migrants of Muslim-majority countries and promote a denationalized Islam untainted by Turkish or Arab traditions. Some German Muslims believe that once cleansed of these accretions, the Islam that surfaces fits in well with German values and lifestyle. Others even argue that being a German Muslim is wholly compatible with the older values of the German Enlightenment. Being German, Becoming Muslim provides a fresh window into the connections and tensions stemming from a growing religious phenomenon in Germany and beyond.

Leisurely Islam

Leisurely Islam
Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi‘ite South Beirut

by Lara Deeb,Mona Harb

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2013-10-27
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0691153663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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South Beirut has recently become a vibrant leisure destination with a plethora of cafés and restaurants that cater to the young, fashionable, and pious. What effects have these establishments had on the moral norms, spatial practices, and urban experiences of this Lebanese community? From the diverse voices of young Shi'i Muslims searching for places to hang out, to the Hezbollah officials who want this media-savvy generation to be more politically involved, to the religious leaders worried that Lebanese youth are losing their moral compasses, Leisurely Islam provides a sophisticated and original look at leisure in the Lebanese capital. What makes a café morally appropriate? How do people negotiate morality in relation to different places? And under what circumstances might a pious Muslim go to a café that serves alcohol? Lara Deeb and Mona Harb highlight tensions and complexities exacerbated by the presence of multiple religious authorities, a fraught sectarian political context, class mobility, and a generation that takes religion for granted but wants to have fun. The authors elucidate the political, economic, religious, and social changes that have taken place since 2000, and examine leisure's influence on Lebanese sociopolitical and urban situations. Asserting that morality and geography cannot be fully understood in isolation from one another, Leisurely Islam offers a colorful new understanding of the most powerful community in Lebanon today.

The American Passport in Turkey

The American Passport in Turkey
National Citizenship in the Age of Transnationalism

by Özlem Altan-Olcay,Evren Balta

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0812252152
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The American Passport in Turkey demonstrates how U.S. global power manifests in the desires people have for U.S. citizenship, even when they do not live in the States. Based on interviews with more than one hundred individuals, it captures the transnationalized relationship between inequality and citizenship regimes.

Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West

Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West
A Book

by Roberto Tottoli

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-09-19
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : 1317744020
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islam has long been a part of the West in terms of religion, culture, politics and society. Discussing this interaction from al-Andalus to the present, this Handbook explores the influence Islam has had, and continues to exert; particularly its impact on host societies, culture and politics. Highlighting specific themes and topics in history and culture, chapters cover: European paradigms Muslims in the Americas Cultural interactions Islamic cultural contributions to the Western world Western contributions to Islam Providing a sound historical background, from which a nuanced overview of Islam and Western society can be built, the Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West brings to the fore specific themes and topics that have generated both reciprocal influence, and conflict. Presenting readers with a range of perspectives from scholars based in Europe, the US, and the Middle East, this Handbook challenges perceptions on both western and Muslim sides and will be an invaluable resource for policymakers and academics with an interest in the History of Islam, Religion and the contemporary relationship between Islam and the West.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption
A Book

by Frank Trentmann

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2012-03-22
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN : 0191624357
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The term 'consumption' covers the desire for goods and services, their acquisition, use, and disposal. The study of consumption has grown enormously in recent years, and it has been the subject of major historiographical debates: did the eighteenth century bring a consumer revolution? Was there a great divergence between East and West? Did the twentieth century see the triumph of global consumerism? Questions of consumption have become defining topics in all branches of history, from gender and labour history to political history and cultural studies. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation, taking the reader from the ancient period to the twenty-first century. It includes chapters on Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America, brings together new perspectives, highlights cutting-edge areas of research, and offers a guide through the main historiographical developments. Contributions from leading historians examine the spaces of consumption, consumer politics, luxury and waste, nationalism and empire, the body, well-being, youth cultures, and fashion. The Handbook also showcases the different ways in which recent historians have approached the subject, from cultural and economic history to political history and technology studies, including areas where multidisciplinary approaches have been especially fruitful.

Islam and Development

Islam and Development
The Institutional Framework

by Abbas Mirakhor,Idris Samawi Hamid

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islam, Its Politics and Spirituality

Islam, Its Politics and Spirituality
A Book

by Khan Muhammad Azam

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 97
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Voice of Islam

The Voice of Islam
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islam and the Modern Age

Islam and the Modern Age
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islam and Socialism

Islam and Socialism
Critical Analysis of Capitalism, Communism, Socialism and Nazism as Contrasted with the Quranic Conception of a New World Order

by Mirza Mohammad Hussain

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1947
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Webster's New World Atlas

Webster's New World Atlas
A Book

by Paul Claval

  • Publisher : Macmillan General Reference
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Features exquisite four-color plates; specialized maps and charts on climate and religion; demographic charts and maps of income and development; complete indexes; and more to make this a treasured addition to any reader's library.

Enemies of Society

Enemies of Society
A Book

by Paul Johnson

  • Publisher : New York : Atheneum
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Yojana

Yojana
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Society Of The Spectacle

Society Of The Spectacle
A Book

by Guy Debord

  • Publisher : Bread and Circuses Publishing
  • Release : 2012-10-01
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 1617508306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 uprisings in France, up to the present day, with global capitalism seemingly staggering around in it’s Zombie end-phase, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life in the late 20th century. This ‘Red and Black’ translation from 1977 is Introduced by Notting Hill armchair insurrectionary Tom Vague with a galloping time line and pop-situ verve, and given a more analytical over view by young upstart thinker Sam Cooper.

The Encyclopedia of Christianity

The Encyclopedia of Christianity
A Book

by Jan Lochman,John Mbiti

  • Publisher : Encyclopedia of Christianity (
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 866
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Encyclopedia of Christianity is the first of a five-volume English translation of the third revised edition of Evangelisches Kirchenlexikon. Its German articles have been tailored to suit an English readership, and articles of special interest to English readers have been added. The encyclopedia describes Christianity through its 2000-year history within a global context, taking into account other religions and philosophies. A special feature is the statistical information dispersed throughout the articles on the continents and over 170 countries. Social and cultural coverage is given to such issues as racism, genocide, and armaments, while historical content shows the development of biblical and apostolic traditions. This comprehensive work, while scholarly, is intended for a wide audience and will set the standard for reference works on Christianity."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

The Educational System in Islam and Christianity

The Educational System in Islam and Christianity
Proceedings of the Muslim-Christian Consultation Held in Collaboration with the Orthodox Centre (Chambesy-Switzerland), Amman-Jordan, 3-5 June, 1996

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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And He Loved Big Brother

And He Loved Big Brother
Man, State, and Society in Question : Contributions to the George Orwell Colloquy, 1984: Myths and Realities, Organised by the Council of Europe in Collaboration with the European Foundation for Sciences, Arts, and Culture, Strasbourg, 1984

by S. Giora Shoham,Francis Rosenstiel,Anita Tamari

  • Publisher : Salem House Academic Division
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Africana Studies

Africana Studies
A Survey of Africa and the African Diaspora

by Mario Joaquim Azevedo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 529
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Readings in Islamic Economics

Readings in Islamic Economics
A Book

by Sule Ahmed Gusau,Muhammad Lawal Ahmad Bashar

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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