Book — 1 online resource (xxix, 207 pages) : illustrations, maps Digital: data file.
Part 1: Introduction
1. Models and Method
3. History as an Expression of Agnatic Rivalry
Part 2: Observation
4. Strategy and Conflict in Waziristan
5. Order, Ideology, and Mortality in Waziristan
6. Economic Development and Reinforcement of Ideology in Waziristan
Part 3: Participation
7. The Anthropologist as Political Agent
8. The Political Agent as Anthropologist
9. Islam and the Segmentary Societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
In this extraordinary book one of the world's leading authorities on Islam explains what is happening in the Muslim world today and assesses the underlying causes. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
How can people in the West make sense of contemporary unrest in the Muslim world? Is Islamic fundamentalism to be understood purely in religious terms? In Resistance and Control in Pakistan, one of the world's leading authorities on Islam, Akbar S. Ahmed, illuminates what is happening in the Muslim world today and assesses the underlying causes. He does this by telling the dramatic story of the revolt of the Mullah of Waziristan in northwest Pakistan and by placing it within the context of other movements occurring elsewhere in the Islamic world. He also examines the social structure and operative principles in Muslim society and scrutinizes the influence of religion in a society that is undergoing modernization. Till now, there has been little available literature on this topic. This book, written by an eminent scholar with an international reputation fills this gap, giving students of politics, sociology and Asian studies a revealing examination of the Muslim world today. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (528 pages) : illustrations
1. American identity
2. Islam in America
3. Adjusting and adapting.
"Examines American identity as influenced by its founding and history and the diverse Muslim experience in America, as well as the experience of other religious groups, and how each has affected the other"--Provided by publisher.