Edited Book by Dr Marranci
Title: Muslims, Globalization and Secularism
Muslims, Globalization and Secularism
Edited by Dr Gabriele Marranci
Lecturer in the Anthropology of Islam
School of Divinity and Religious Studies,
University of Aberdeen
Expected date of publication November-December 2007
To contribute to the collection, send an abstract of no more than 600 words by 20 December 2006 to
Dr Gabriele Marranci email@example.com
The idea that secularism is one of the main elements of western democracy and part of so-called ‘western civilization’ has been reinforced within western politicians’ rhetoric of the War on Terror.
Islam is today often perceived and misrepresented as an antagonistic force to the concept of secularism. The increasing debates existing within western countries as to the nature of the relationship between Islam, democracy, and the concept of secularism has overshadowed the internal debate existing among Muslim scholars as well as ordinary Muslims living in the West.
There is no doubt that Muslims, both western-born and migrants have formed their ideas about the concept of secularism, which they have expressed through religious and political views.
Contributors are encouraged to explore how Muslims in different contexts debate, criticise, reformulate, rethink or reject the concept of secularism. Authors may focus on how Muslims living in the west have formed their own idea of secularism and the impact that secularism has on Muslim lives.
All the contributions will be peer-reviewed, as well as the final manuscript.
Dr. Gabriele Marranci
Lecturer in the Anthropology of Religion
Founding Editor of Contemporary Islam (Springer)
College of Arts and Social Sciences
School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
University of Aberdeen,
Aberdeen, AB24 3UB.
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