Sociology and Anthropology of Islam a Critical Debate

Gabriele Marranci*

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8 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion
EditorsBryan S. Turner
Place of PublicationChichester, West Sussex, UK
PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781444320787
ISBN (Print)9781405188524, 1405188529
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Christians and Muslims having faith in the same God
  • Eurocentric historical evolutionarism
  • From the village to global village - "exotic" ethnographies ending entangled in kinship, sufi saints and segmentary theories
  • Gender and ISLAM - not only women - Muslim women, attracting attention of the west.
  • Islam, a monotheistic religion and part of so-called Abrahamic family - Jews
  • Qur'an, most sacred source of Islam - and Prophet Muhammad as the perfect example of what it means to be Muslim
  • Sociology and anthropology of Islam - a critical debate
  • Sociology and anthropology of Islam debated
  • Weber's incomplete macro-sociological attempt - ultimate explanation of Islam as a cultural and social system

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