New PDF release: Muslim Societies and the Challenge of Secularization: An

By Gabriele Marranci (auth.), Gabriele Marranci (eds.)

Is Islam suitable with democracy and the West? How do Muslim groups comprehend the concept that of the secular? How have modern Islamic students addressed the subject and why? How does residing in a secularized context impact the standard lives of Muslim girls residing within the west? What concerning the so-called 'secular' Muslims? those and different questions are mentioned in Muslim Societies and the problem of Secularization: An Interdisciplinary Approach. A well timed assortment which, for the 1st time, explores those topics from a powerful interdisciplinary method.

This publication offers theoretical and ethnographic dialogue of either the adventure of Muslims vis-a-vis the belief of the secular in addition to the revival of the discourse of secularism in the western context. via its interdisciplinary method and the case stories of alternative Muslim groups, this publication avoids a number of the clichés and essentialism which frequently impact the research of secularization and Islam. the gathering goals to open a dialogue and supply glimpses into present stories at the subject.

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However, Émile Durkheim’s definition remains highly influential. In The Elementary Forms of Religious Life in 1912, Durkheim (2001) attempted to avoid the idea that religion consisted primarily of holding to certain beliefs about the world and sought instead to direct attention to rituals and the emotions that are generated by and attached to ritual activity. Religion consists of ritual activities with respect to sacred objects and the consequence of these ritual acts is the creation of a social bond or community.

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This phrase – rituals of intimacy – is used here to express ideas about social contexts and the expressions of self as manifest in acts of piety from the works of Erving Goffman, especially The Presentation of Self in Everyday life (1959). These everyday rituals are part of the drama of representing the pious self in contexts that may be ambiguous, contradictory or dangerous. S. Turner secular. Following Goffman (1970) once more, these forms of interaction between the pious and the impious (traditional believers or secular persons) constitute what he calls ‘strategic interaction’.

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