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Islamic Legitimacy in a Plural Asia

Author : Anthony Reid
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A global debate has emerged within Islam about how to coexist with democracy. Even in Asia, where such ideas have always been marginal, radical groups are taking the view that scriptural authority requires either Islamic rule (Dar-ul-Islam) or a state of war with the essentially illegitimate authority of non-Muslims or secularists. This book places the debate in a specifically Asian context. It draws attention to Asia (east of Afghanistan), as not only the home of the majority of the world’s Muslims but also Islam’s historic laboratory in dealing with religious pluralism. In Asia, pluralism is not simply a contemporary development of secular democracies, but a long-tested pattern based on both principle and pragmatism. For many centuries, Muslims in Asia have argued about the legitimacy of non-Islamic government over Muslims, and the legitimacy of non-Muslim peoples, polities and rights under Islamic governance. This book analyses such debates and the ways they have been reconciled, in South and Southeast Asia, up to the present. The evidence presented here suggests that Muslims have adapted flexibly and creatively to the pluralism with which they have lived, and are likely to continue to do so.

The Future of Asian Feminisms

Author : Nursyahbani Katjasungkana
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This book on the future of Asian feminisms, confronting fundamentalisms, conflicts, and neo-liberalism is a critical contribution to the rising voices of Asian women’s studies scholars and activists. It is based on the ongoing research and advocacy work of the Kartini Asia Network, founded in 2003 in Manila. The five overlapping themes of the network are women/gender studies, fundamentalisms, conflicts, livelihood and sexuality. Considering that the economic and political weight of the region is growing fast, and that the 21st century has been named the “Asian century,” Asia is increasingly recognised as the continent to which economic, if not political power, will shift in the coming decades. The chapters brought together in this volume demonstrate the great diversity of the “transversal cultural flow” that women’s movements within Asia provide. Members of the Kartini network stimulate the articulation of a particular “Asian voice” in women’s studies and in the global women’s movement. Considering the existing patriarchal structures all over the continent, a continuum of oppressions enfolds, from the global sphere of market exchange to emerging fundamentalisms and to bitter conflicts and struggles around sexualities. The present volume provides elements for the critical dialogues that are needed between women in the region, between women and men, between people in all sorts of strategic positions, and between theoreticians in the Global South and the Global North to create a world in which human dignity is not eroded by predatory economic processes and in which democracy, diversity, pluralism, and inclusivity are the guiding principles of governance.

Citizenship and Democratization in Southeast Asia

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By providing various fascinating first-hand accounts of how citizens negotiate their rights in the context of weak state institutions, Citizenship and Democratization in Southeast Asia offers a unique bottom-up perspective on the evolving character of public life in democratizing Southeast Asia.

Secularism Decolonisation and the Cold War in South and Southeast Asia

Author : Clemens Six
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The intensifying conflicts between religious communities in contemporary South and Southeast Asia signify the importance of gaining a clearer understanding of how societies have historically organised and mastered their religious diversity. Based on extensive archival research in Asia, Europe, and the United States, this book suggests a new approach to interpreting and explaining secularism not as a Western concept but as a distinct form of practice in 20th-century global history. In six case studies on the contemporary history of India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, it analyses secularism as a project to create a high degree of distance between the state and religion during the era of decolonisation and the emerging Cold War between 1945 and 1970. To demonstrate the interplay between local and transnational dynamics, the case studies look at patterns of urban planning, the struggle against religious nationalism, conflicts around religious education, and (anti-)communism as a dispute over secularism and social reform. The book emphasises in particular the role of non-state actors as key supporters of secular statehood – a role that has thus far not received sufficient attention. A novel approach to studying secularism in Asia, the book discusses the different ways that global transformations such as decolonisation and the Cold War interacted with local relations to reshape and relocate religion in society. It will be of interest to scholars of Religious Studies, International Relations and Politics, Studies of Empire, Cold War Studies, Subaltern Studies, Modern Asian History, and South and Southeast Asian Studies.

Religion and Society in Arab Sind

Author : Derryl N. MacLean
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The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Publisher: Harrisburg, Pub. by the Board of Commissioners for the Second Geological Survey; Publication date: 1884; Subjects: Geology; Science / Earth Sciences / Geology;

Religion Ethnicity and Modernity in Southeast Asia

Author : Myung-Seok Oh
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Asian Journal of Social Science

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Islamic Contestations

Author : Barbara Daly Metcalf
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Written over the last quarter of a century, this collection represents a distinguished body of writing on the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent. Focusing on individual Muslim lives, it questions many prevalent negative stereotypes. It also sheds light on the role of Islamic symbols and identities in public life in northern India.

Plural Worlds Multiple Selves

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Islamic Thought in Southeast Asia

Author : Kamaruzzaman Bustamam-Ahmad
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Politics of Modern South Asia

Author : Subrata Kumar Mitra
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Provides a cross-referenced and easily accessible collection of the best scholarly articles in the field South Asian politics. While each of the four volumes is designed to be self-contained and cohesive, the volumes are linked through the general introduction, cross-referencing, index and a bibliography of further, annotated readings.

Islam in History and Politics

Author : Asim Roy
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"This volume discusses the meanings of Islam, the Muslim community, and the changing nature of Muslim consciousness, from colonial to contemporary times in South Asia."--BOOK JACKET.

Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science

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Dissent and Cultural Resistance in Asia s Cities

Author : Melissa Butcher
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This book seeks document urban experiences of dissent and emergent resistance against disjunctive global and local flows that converge and intersect in some of Asias fastest growing cities.

Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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East Asia

Author : Alice Erh-Soon Tay
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Between Modernity and Nationalism

Author : Mushirul Hasan
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Halide Edip (1884-1964) once observed that Turkey is an ideal cross-section of the human world. Her own life was no less eclectic. A prolific novelist, teacher, erudite scholar, and political activist, Edip preserved her objectivity throughout her odyssey on the left-of-centre. She explored India and its national movement during the great churnings of the liberation struggle which made Turkeythe melting pot of eastern and western civilizations prominent in the international scenario of 1930s and 40s.

South Asian Studies

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2010

Author : De Gruyter
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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.3 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.

South Asian Studies a Biannual Journal on South Asian Affairs

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