Public Islam and the Common Good

Public Islam and the Common Good

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Advancing levels of education, greater east of travel, and the rise of new communications media throughout the Muslim-majority world have contributed to the emergence of a public sphere in which large numbers of people--not just an educated, political, and economic elite--want a say in political and religious issues, say the contributing anthropologists, historians, and religious scholars, almost all from the US and Europe. They look beyond immediate events to trace long-term trends from coffeehouses of the Ottoman Empire to the near future. This is a paperbound reprint of a 2004 book. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Brill USA
This book shows how competing Islamic ideas and practices create alternative political and social realities in the Muslim majority regions of the Arab Middle East, Iran, South Asia, Africa, and elsewhere in ways that differ from the emergence of the public sphere in Europe.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006
ISBN: 9789047402824
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxv, 254 pages)


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