Muslim Diversity

Muslim Diversity

and on Muslims living in plural societies (such as India and Ghana). The papers were excellent and informative in their own terms, but as one contributor noted in retrospect, few dealt directly with the inward experience of Muslims in ...

Author: Leif Manger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136818578

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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The term 'local Islam' has been coined to describe local responses to the effects of globalisation in the Islamic world. All contributions to this volume present cases of 'local Islam' as well as discussing the term itself. But what all of this group of anthropologists and historians convey is a feeling of dissatisfaction with the very term. Their uneasiness relates to the conceptual problems arising from seeing Islam as either local or global. Rather, the authors argue in favour of a focus not on Islam but on the lives of Muslims, putting their lives into the context of complex historical developments. Ranging across much of the vast extent of the Islamic world - from West Africa and the Near East to China and Southeast Asia - the contributions deal with the effects of migration on local Islamic traditions in Bangladesh; conflicts between Muslim sects in Pakistan; the development of jihad in West Africa; the problem of maintaining a Muslim identity in China; how Javanese Muslims combine their Islamic faith with belief in a local Javanese spirit world; the comparison between urban- and rural-based Islam in Syria; and (in two studies from western Sudan) issues of belief and broader aspects of identity management in a multi-ethnic situation.
Categories: Social Science

Muslim Minorities Workplace Diversity and Reflexive HRM

Muslim Minorities  Workplace Diversity and Reflexive HRM

Non-Muslim managers and especially Western HR managers today have to be aware of the religious diversity of the workforce. In order to gain in efficiency from diverse talents' commitment in a globalized world ...

Author: Jasmin Mahadevan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317112334

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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Workplace diversity has become increasingly relevant to academics and practitioners alike. Often, this issue is tackled merely from a business-oriented/managerial point of view. Yet such a single-level perspective fails to acknowledge both the macro-societal context wherein companies and organizations act and the micro-individual dynamics by which individuals construct and affirm their identities in relation to others. Muslim minorities are part of current workplace diversity in many parts of the world. This book focuses on Muslim identities and their interrelations with societal frameworks and organizational strategy and practice. Contributors from various disciplines and societal contexts ensure a multiplicity of perspectives. The authors shed light on this diversity and draw implications for human resource management (HRM) theory and practice. Chapters uncover the wider discourses on Muslim minorities that impact organizational HRM. The book explores how HRM academics and practitioners might become aware of and counteract these discourses in order to acheive a truly inclusive HRM regarding Muslim minorities. Throughout Muslim Minorities, Workplace Diversity and Reflexive HRM, readers are guided from large theoretical concepts to specific contexts, whilst being encouraged to question their assumptions. This book lays the foundations for managing Muslim employees beyond stereotypes, enabling the reader to develop the reflexive mindset needed for truly inclusive HRM with regard to Muslim employees.
Categories: Business & Economics

Sexual and Gender Diversity in the Muslim World

Sexual and Gender Diversity in the Muslim World

Islamic feminism and Muslim sexual/gender-pluralist hermeneutics offer one such possibility, thereby promising a fruitful continuation of Islamic legal tradition. Throughout the centuries, a vivid sexual and gender diversity has been an ...

Author: Vanja Hamzic

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857728180

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity is forbidden in contemporary international human rights law, yet in many interpretations of Islamic law, this is seen to contradict the tenets of Islam. Vanja Hamzic here offers a path-breaking historical and anthropological analysis of the discourses on sexual and gender diversity in the Muslim world. The first of its kind, the book sheds new light on the understanding of diversity and resistance to hegemonic visions of the self in Muslim societies. Combining first-hand ethnographic accounts of Muslims in contemporary Pakistan including the hijra community whose pluralist sexual and gender experience defy the disciplinary gaze of both international and state law with new archival research, this book provides a unique mapping of Islamic jurisprudence, court practice and social developments in the Muslim world. Hamzic provides a comprehensive look at the ways in which sexually diverse and gender-variant Muslims are seen, and see themselves, within the context of the Islamic legal tradition.
Categories: Social Science

Religious Diversity in Muslim majority States in Southeast Asia

Religious Diversity in Muslim majority States in Southeast Asia

Indeed, the public manifestation of Chinese Muslim cultural identities does not reflect an existing ethno-religious reality but rather brings a new reality into being. It does not reflect the heterogeneity of cultural interactions and ...

Author: Bernhard Platzdasch

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789814519649

Category: Social Science

Page: 431

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"This book fills a gap in authoritative analyses of the causes of inter-religious conflict and the practice of religious toleration. The rise of more overt expressions of Islamic piety and greater bureaucratization of Islam in both Indonesia and Malaysia over several decades have tested the "live and let live" philosophy which used to characterize religious expression in these nations. The analyses in each chapter of the book break new ground with contextualized studies of particular and recent incidents of conflict or harassment in a variety of areas – from urban centres to more remote and, even complex, locations. As these studies show, legislation stands or falls on the ability and determination of local authorities to enforce it. This volume is essential reading for understanding the dynamics of state-religious interaction in Muslim majority nations and the crucial role civil society organizations play in negotiating interfaith toleration." - Emeritus Professor Virginia Hooker FAHA, Department of Political & Social Change College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University "A most welcome contribution to the academic discourse of political Islam in Indonesia and Malaysia! For this volume focuses not on Islamic resurgence as many others have done, but on the impact of Islamic resurgence upon its non-Muslim minority counterparts - Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and also the Syiah Muslims - in the two plural societies, and the varying responses of those minorities, themselves often fragmented, to Islamic resurgence. The rich case studies highlight the changing character of politics in the two countries and their capacities to deal with religious diversity, an aspect of politics often ignored because of the usual concern for economic and political institutional capacities. The juxtaposition of Malaysian and Indonesian cases in a single volume and comparisons of contrasting developments in the two countries, challenges readers not to resort to easy conclusions and overgeneralizations about rising inter-religious tensions, but to give more scholarly attention to this politics-religion diversity nexus." - Emeritus Professor Francis Loh Kok Wah, Department of Political Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Categories: Social Science

The Diversity of Muslims in the United States

The Diversity of Muslims in the United States

American Muslim scholars believe Muslims have an enormous responsibility and talent for resolving conflict and ... that American Muslims ' contribution to the United States is a product not only of their own diversity , but also of the ...

Author: Qamar-ul Huda

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754078650656

Category: Islam and civil society

Page: 19

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Categories: Islam and civil society

Muslim Identity Formation in Religiously Diverse Societies

Muslim Identity Formation in Religiously Diverse Societies

A consideration that must be addressed when discussing Muslim identity is whether Muslims should be considered as a single monolithic entity or whether they should be seen as so diverse that it is not possible to talk about one Islam.

Author: Derya Iner

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443885720

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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This book centres on the key concept of diversity and relates it to the identity formation of Muslims. Muslim identity differs specifically within certain theological, social, political and regional circumstances and discourses. Considering the diversity of societies and the numerous factors contributing to the shaping of Muslim identity, this book brings together examples from different parts of the world, including Western societies, and each chapter focuses on separate determinants of individual, communal, political, institutional, civic and national Muslim identities, offering a blueprint for identity studies. A particular strength of the book is its detailed investigation of the complexity of identity formation and the heterogeneity of the Muslim experience. In addition to including a variety of themes and cases from different parts of the world, diverse methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative research methods, further enrich the book. The contributors’ academic backgrounds and organic relationships with their communities enable them to develop their arguments with insight. Furthermore, by giving voice to academics from different nationalities, this book reflects neither a predominantly Western nor a distinctly Eastern approach, but instead gives a balanced view from critical academia globally.
Categories: Social Science

Women in Muslim Societies

Women in Muslim Societies

Authors from a variety of disciplines assess the issues facing women in Muslim societies not only in the Middle East but also in Africa and Asia.

Author: Herbert L. Bodman

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 1555875785

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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Exploring the status, roles and contributions of Muslim women, not only in the Middle East, but also in Africa and Asia, the authors stress the importance of historical context, local customs, the policies that define their status, and the opportunities or constraints they may experience.
Categories: Social Science

Religious Diversity in Europe

Religious Diversity in Europe

However, giving more agency to the subjects of the exhibitions does not necessarily result in a more diverse representation of the Muslim world (Shatanawi 2012b). According to Shatanawi, some museums, such as the Tropenmuseum, ...

Author: Riho Altnurme

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350198609

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Drawing on research funded by the European Commission, this book explores how religious diversity has been, and continues to be, represented in cultural contexts in Western Europe, particularly to teenagers: in textbooks, museums and exhibitions, popular youth culture including TV and online, as well as in political speech. Topics include the findings from focus group interviews with teenagers in schools across Europe, the representation of minority religions in museums, migration and youth subculture.
Categories: Social Science

A Muslim Primer

A Muslim Primer

Beyond the simplicity of the Islamic core, that is, the Shahadah and the five pillars of faith, there is as much heterogeneity in Islam as you find in any religion. Its diversity is found from country to country, from America to Algeria ...

Author: Ira G. Zepp

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002028624

Category: Islam

Page: 218

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Categories: Islam

Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies

Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies

are increasingly questions of religious diversity. In particular, Islam has emerged as the focus of immigration and diversity debates in Europe (Zolberg & Long, 1999) and forms a “bright boundary” separating immigrants from host ...

Author: Assaad E. Azzi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444351811

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies presents an original discussion in an edited volume of how the links between identity, political participation, radicalization, and integration can provide a scientific understanding of the complex issue of coexistence between groups in culturally diverse societies. Offers a scientific understanding of the complex issue of coexistence between groups in culturally diverse societies Utilizes original theory which combines social psychology, sociology, and political science Includes an original and extensive discussion of combining the concepts of identity and diversity Innovatively and engagingly employs the latest research and state-of-the-art theory
Categories: Psychology