Ислам Антропологии = Islam Antropologii

Translated title of the contribution: Islam of anthropology

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Research on ‘Muslim societies’ is a controversial topic in the present, particularly given the US army’s current employment of anthropological experts in war zones under military occupation. In 2006 the UK Foreign Office, too, sought to include anthropologists in its worldwide research project entitled ‘Combating Terrorism by Countering Radicalization’, with grants given outside the normal process of research funding and differently assessed. In this article, I immodestly argue for how the discipline of anthropology should apprehend and analyse Islam in the present political context. The paper claims that anthropological research provides an antidote to the Islamophobia of much talk about Islam in the Australian public sphere, an Islamophobia originating not only from the right but from some leftists and feminists as well.
Translated title of the contributionIslam of anthropology
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)9-25
Number of pages17
JournalIslamology journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Bibliographical note

First published as: Houston, C. (2009). The Islam of anthropology. Australian Journal of Anthropology 20(2), pp.198-212. DOI: 10.1111/j.1757-6547.2009.00026.x.


  • Anthropology of Islam
  • Muslim societies
  • Islamophobia


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