The Sociology of Islam: Knowledge, Power and Civility

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The Sociology of Islam is an interpretive account of Islam as a religion and civilization in world history and global society, which focuses on the notions of knowledge-culture, power and civility to provide key interpretive and analytic tools to practitioners.
  • The first substantial introduction to the field of the Sociology of Islam that combines theoretical reflections with historical analysis
  • Explores the original civilizational trajectory of Islam and its specific entry point into modernity
  • Develops a narrative and analytic thread that makes the dual role of Islam - as a religion and civilization - comprehensible to non-specialists
  • Allows Islamic Studies specialists and students to locate the study of Islam in a comparative perspective with the help of simple, yet rigorous conceptual tools drawn from sociology and social theory
  • The author is a scholar of both the Sociology of Islam and Comparative Civilizational Analysis and ideally placed to write this text

By Armando Salvatore

Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc