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The study of Islam and Muslims in Europe and North America has expanded greatly in recent decades, becoming a passionately debated and divided field. This collection critically assesses the development of the field of Islamic Studies and its place in society. Featuring contributions from anthropologists, historians and scholars of religion, each chapter contains new empirical material and discusses approaches to the study of Islam, past and present.
- Covers topics ranging from gender and secularism to pop music and modern science
- Discusses contemporary and historical approaches in Islamic Studies
- Features contributions from leading scholars studying Islam and Muslims, including Shahzad Bashir, Hadi Enayat, Juliane Hammer, Aaron Hughes, Carool Kersten, Susanne Olsson and Jonas Otterbeck
- Addresses the role of both Muslims and non-Muslims in the ongoing construction of Islam
Aga Khan University-ISMC; Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh
Exploring Muslim Contexts
Islam; Muslim; Islamic Studies; Theory and method; Religious Studies
Stenberg, L. , Wood, P. (Eds.). (2022). What is Islamic Studies?: European and North American Approaches to a Contested Field.