The Anthropology of Islam

Gabriele Marranci

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The Anthropology of Islam argues that Islam today needs to be studied as a living religion through the observation of everyday Muslim life. Drawing on extensive original fieldwork, Marranci provides provocative analyses of Islam and its relation to issues such as identities, politics, culture, power and gender." "The Anthropology of Islam is unprecedented in its innovative and challenging discussion about fieldwork among Muslims, and its ethnographically based interpretations of contemporary aspects of Islam in a post-September 11th society. The book will appeal to those in anthropology and beyond who see and are interested in investigating the unsettled place of Islam in our multicultural society.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages182
ISBN (Print)1845202856
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Islam--Study and teaching
  • Anthropology of religion--Islamic countries
  • Islamic sociology
  • Anthropology--Methodology


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