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dc.contributor.authorMarranci, Gabriele
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-09 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T15:21:52Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T15:21:52Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier390768
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/34637
dc.description.abstract'Jihad' is a highly charged word. Often mistranslated as 'Holy War', it has become synonymous with terrorism. Current political events have entirely failed to take account of the subtlety and complexity of jihad. Like many concepts with a long history, different cultural ideas have influenced the religious aspects of jihad. As a result its original meaning has been adapted, modified and destabilized - never more than at the present time. How does jihad manifest itself in Muslims' everyday lives? What impact has 9/11 and its backlash had on jihad? By observing the current crisis of identity among ordinary Muslims, this timely book explores why, and in what circumstances Muslims speak of jihad. In the end, jihad is what Muslims say it is. Marranci offers us a nuanced and sophisticated anthropological understanding of Muslims' lives far beyond the predictable cliches.<br/><br/>Have a look at the author´s blog <a href="http://marranci.wordpress.com/">here</a>Explores the different cultural ideas that have influenced the religious<br/><br/> aspects of jihad. 'jihad', a term often mistranslated as 'Holy War', <br/><br/>has become synonymous with terrorism. This book, by observing the crisis<br/><br/> of identity among ordinary Muslims, explores why, and in what <br/><br/>circumstances Muslims speak of jihad.Gabriele Marranci is Lecturer in the Anthropology of Religion, School of Divinity and Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen. He is the founding editor of Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSR Religious groups: social & cultural aspects
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.othersociology
dc.subject.otherantropologie
dc.subject.othersociologie
dc.subject.otheranthropology
dc.subject.otherAllah
dc.subject.otherAntisemitism
dc.subject.otherIslam
dc.subject.otherJihad
dc.subject.otherMuslims
dc.subject.otherQuran
dc.titleJihad Beyond Islam
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_390768
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virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameBerg Publishers
oapen.relation.isFundedBy780772a6-efb4-48c3-b268-5edaad8380c4
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameOAPEN-UK
oapen.collectionOAPEN-UK
oapen.pages192
oapen.place.publicationOxford
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Allah - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allah; Antisemitism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisemitism; Islam - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam; Jihad - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jihad; Muslims - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslims; Quran - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quran


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