The Politics of Muslim Identities in Asia (Hardcover)

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The Politics of Muslim Identities in Asia (Hardcover)

By Iulia Lumina (Editor)


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Approaching religious identity with an emphasis on agency and contestation, this book offers a historical perspective on the development of Muslim identities in Asia. It examines the contingent politics that influence how Muslims constitute themselves as modern subjects. Through 9 country-based case studies, the book analyses how Muslims articulate their religious identity vis- -vis the state and society in which they live, and how their position relates to specific social and political contexts. The contributors survey how religious affiliation sparks a politics of difference in contexts where Islamic practices, beliefs and aspirations are contested, as well as where Muslims are framed as the 'Other'.

Iulia Lumina is an independent researcher who specialised in the comparative study of Islam at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Product Details ISBN: 9781474466837
ISBN-10: 1474466834
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English