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Militant Islam: A sociology of characteristics, causes and consequences

Vertigans, Stephen

Editore: Routledge, 2008
ISBN 10: 0415412463 / ISBN 13: 9780415412469
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Titolo: Militant Islam: A sociology of ...

Casa editrice: Routledge

Data di pubblicazione: 2008

Legatura: Soft cover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Introduction 1. The Al-Qa'ida Phenomenon: Myths and Realities 2. Militant Islam in Local, National and Transnational Networks 3. Reinterpreting the Ummah: Islamic Nationalism and International Ideologies 4. Social Closure and Takfir 5. Challenging the State: The New Public Spectacle of Death 6. Risk and Fear in the 'De-Civilizing' of Global Society 7. Towards a Sociology of Militancy. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_0415412463

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Militant Islam provides a sociological framework for understanding the rise and character of recent Islamic militancy. It takes a systematic approach to the phenomenon and includes analysis of cases from around the world, comparisons with militancy in other religions, and their causes and consequences.

The sociological concepts and theories examined in the book include those associated with social closure, social movements, nationalism, risk, fear and ?de-civilising?. These are applied within three main themes; characteristics of militant Islam, multi-layered causes and the consequences of militancy, in particular Western reactions within the ?war on terror?. Interrelationships between religious and secular behaviour, ?terrorism? and ?counter-terrorism?, popular support and opposition are explored. Through the examination of examples from across Muslim societies and communities, the analysis challenges the popular tendency to concentrate upon ?al-Qa?ida? and the Middle East.

This book will be of interest to students of Sociology, Political Science and International Relations, in particular those taking courses on Islam, religion, terrorism, political violence and related regional studies.


Stephen Vertigans is Reader in Sociology at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. He has written and co-written a series of books, articles and conference papers on Muslim communities, terrorism and religion, especially resurgent and militant Islam, and is currently researching a range of terror groups across the world.

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