Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia (BOK)

Maria Elisabeth Louw

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Providing a wealth of empirical research on the everyday practise of Islam in post-Soviet Central Asia, this book gives a detailed account of how Islam is understood and practised among ordinary Muslims in the region, focusing in particular on Uzbekistan. It shows how individuals negotiate understandings of Islam as an important marker for identity, grounding for morality and as a tool for everyday problem-solving in the economically harsh, socially insecure and politically tense atmosphere of present-day Uzbekistan. Presenting a detailed case-study of the city of Bukhara that focuses upon the local forms of Sufism and saint veneration, the book shows how Islam facilitates the pursuit of more modest goals of agency and belonging, as opposed to the utopian illusions of fundamentalist Muslim doctrines.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Maria Elisabeth Louw
Forlag
ROUTLEDGE
ISBN 9780415413169
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 463 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Islam