Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Book — xv, 231 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
List of illustrations Preface Acknowledgements
2. Muslim Youth Culture, Globalization, and Piety
3. Rethinking Muslim Youth Identities
4. Nasyid, Jihad And Hip-Hop
5. Tattooing The Muslim Youth Body
6. Youth Resistance Through Cultural Consumption
7. Conclusion References Index.
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Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific is a sociological study of Muslim youth culture based on original ethnographic fieldwork in two global cities in the Asia Pacific: Singapore and Sydney. Urban young Muslims in Singapore and Sydney face similar everyday challenges, such as their minority status and low socio-economic position relative to the larger society. These are complicated by the broader processes of globalization that bring together the September 11 generation living in the Information Age. Comparing young Muslims living in these secular, multicultural cities across three domains of popular culture - hip-hop music, tattooing, and cultural consumption - this study illuminates the range of attitudes and strategies they adopt to reconcile popular youth culture with piety. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781137543509 20160619
Frankfurt am Main [Germany] ; New York : Peter Lang, c2009.
Book — xii, 281 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Interreligious dialogue and peaceful coexistence in independent micro-amalgamated states - Difficulties in peaceful living together in post colonial African states - Nigeria as a prototype of such states.
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This case study of the micro nation states in Nigeria shows that the issues involved in interreligious dialogue cannot be analysed in isolation from other various societal variables as some scholars have done in the past. This work demonstrates that religion and theological studies must be rooted in interdisciplinary approach and must pay serious attention to contexts. These contexts - societal variables including geo-historical, cultural, religious, local, national, artistic and global factors - play an indispensable role and provide the background for understanding, interpreting and evaluating human religious expressions. Given the complexity of these contexts, the author applied the hermeneutic and interdisciplinary approaches to translate both theological and intellectual issues on interreligious encounters between Christianity and Muslims in Nigeria with the issues of local and national social problems. This work opens a new dimension in the studies of interreligious relations. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9783631589939 20160604
Our image of Islam in the Soviet Union has changed a lot in the last three decades. During the Cold War period, Western observers were mainly driven by the question whether Islam - and above all the Sufi brotherhoods with their male disciples - could become a political and military threat to Moscow' s rule in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Russian scholars, by contrast, regarded Sufi sm as a threat because the Sufi shrines attracted a mainly female audience; these women would transmit the ' superstitions' of Islam to their children and contribute to the dominance of Muslim traditionalism - a kind of Soviet subculture that seemed to be resistant against atheist education. As shown in the lecture, Western and Soviet researchers made the same methodological mistakes; and today we often repeat these mistakes when stereotyping Islamic ' fundamentalism' . (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789048510467 20180521