Muslim Traditions and Modern Techniques of Power

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Armando Salvatore (ed.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-4801-9
Band-Nr. 3
Jahr 2001
Seiten 336
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-4801-9 Kategorien: ,


This volume deals with historical and contemporary
articulations of the relation of tension between the
civilizing impetus of Muslim traditions, and modern forms,
fields and techniques of power. These techniques are
associated with the process of state-building, as well as
with the related constraints of disciplining, normative
cohesion, control of the territory and monitored social
differentiation. The contributions conceptualize Muslim
traditions as deriving their legitimacy, authority, as well
as normative and organizing power from being embedded in
the discourses and institutions of Islam, which constitute
one major center within world history, by now also
encompassing Muslim communities within Western societies.

Armando Salvatore is a Senior Research
Fellow at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies,
EUI (European University Institute), Florence and at the
Institute of Social Sciences, Humboldt University, Berlin.