First edition. - New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 
Book — 233 pages ; 23 cm
1. Ethnic Conflict: Theories and Concepts
2. Continuity and Change: The Tradition of Security Discourse in Iran
3. Iran's National Identity Problematic
4. Ethnic conflict in Iran: Continuity and Changes
5. Relative Deprivation Theory and Political Violence in Iran
6. Ethnic Minorities in Iran: The View from the Ground
7. Separatism and the State's Mechanism of Control Conclusion.
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Tehran's complicated relationship with its ethnic sub-groups has been a pressing security concern since the formation of modern Iran in 1925. This concern is intimately linked with issues related to citizenship, democracy, and democratic political processes, which remain fundamental to Iran's political structure and the Iranian political sphere. This book argues that, while the Islamic Republic has employed various strategies to mitigate the worst excesses of inter-ethnic tension while still securing a Shi'a-Persian dominated state, the systematic neglect of ethnic groups by both the Islamic Republic and its predecessor regime has resulted in the politicization of ethnic identity in Iran. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Book — 1 online resource (viii, 243 p.)
Notes on contributors.
1 Benjamin Soares & Filippo Osella Islam, politics, anthropology.
2 Samuli Schielke Being good in Ramadan: ambivalence, fragmentation, and the moral self in the lives of young Egyptians.
3 Hatsuki Aishima & Armando Salvatore Doubt, faith, and knowledge: the reconfi guration of the intellectual field in post-Nasserist Cairo.
4 Magnus Marsden A tour not so grand: mobile Muslims in northern Pakistan.
5 Kai Kresse Muslim politics in postcolonial Kenya: negotiating knowledge on the double-periphery.
6 Rosa De Jorio Between dialogue and contestation: gender, Islam, and the challenges of a Malian public sphere.
7 Lara Deeb Piety politics and the role of a transnational feminist analysis.
8 Julie McBrien Mukadas's struggle: veils and modernity in Kyrgyzstan.
9 Irfan Ahmad Genealogy of the Islamic state: reflections on Maududi's political thought and Islamism.
10 Maimuna Huq Talking jihad and piety: reformist exertions among Islamist women in Bangladesh.
11 Daromir Rudnyckyj Market Islam in Indonesia.
12 Filippo Osella & Caroline Osella Muslim entrepreneurs in public life between India and the Gulf: making good and doing good.
13 Gregory Starrett Islam and the politics of enchantment. Index.
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Part of The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Special Issue Book Series, Islam, Politics, Anthropology offers critical reflections on past and current studies of Islam and politics in anthropology and charts new analytical approaches to examining Islam in the post-9/11 world. Challenges current and past approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim politics in anthropology Offers a critical comprehensive review of past and current literature on the subject Presents innovative ethnographic description and analysis of everyday Muslim politics in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and North America Proposes new analytical approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim politics. (source: Nielsen Book Data)