Call for Articles:Survey of the Sociology of Islam & Muslim Societies
Call for Papers Date:
Forthcoming Edited Volume:
Survey of the Sociology of Islam & Muslim Societies
By Tugrul Keskin & Gary Wood, Editors
Today, Islam is a system of social organization within Muslim Societies that includes one-fifth of the world’s population and is the world’s fastest growing religion. The contribution of Islam to world civilization is undeniable, however in the last one hundred years, Muslims have been faced with all of the effects of modernity, caused by the emergence of capitalism and its ramifications. What does modernity ultimately mean for Muslims, and how will the historical precepts of Islam meet with changes in our globalized world?
In this book, we will attempt to look at and understand Islam through the Sociological Imagination and as such, we perceive Islam as the main element of the social structure of Muslim Societies. The sociology of Islam examines the role of Islam within Muslim Societies in a globalized world in the context of ongoing and increasingly powerful and neoliberal economic processes. In this process, Muslim understanding of secularism, modernity, state, collective identity, immigration, Islamic political thought and economic life are shaped by the forces of globalization and new market conditions. However, this is a mutually constitutive process. Islam also influences the West and its perceptions toward Islam because of the interdependent relations caused by the global economy. These interdependencies create both social and political transformations on both sides. However this process is not unique; in fact it is quite similar to the impact of the Industrial Revolution in 19th century Christian Europe.
At the Southern Sociological Society annual meeting of 2007 in Atlanta and 2008 in Richmond, Virginia we organized nine panels on Islam and Muslim Societies. We are now preparing for the publication of an edited volume on the Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies focusing on the social, cultural, political, economic and religious aspects of Muslim Societies and modern Islamic life. We invite submission of articles and chapters to be considered for this volume.
Those who would like to contribute can send us their proposals or abstracts (300-500 words) and articles (7000-8000 words) on or related with, but not necessarily limited to the following topics:
Islam, Modernity and Secularism
Islamist Movements and Collective identity
Islam and Muslims in Europe and US (Migration)
Islamic Political Thought & Social Policy
Islam and Economic Life (Capitalism and Neoliberalism)
We will be pleased to receive articles on these and similar topics concerning the Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies.
Deadline for submissions is July 14, 2008
Please send article submissions or abstracts to both editors:
Tugrul Keskin Gary Wood
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