Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 November 2014

256 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199395057

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Political Islam Observed

Frédéric Volpi

  • Offers a framework for understanding the interaction between the academic disciplines 'observing' contemporary political Islam and the individuals and communities being 'observed' practicing it.
  • Comparative analysis of how different academic disciplines observe political Islam, rather than an attempt to analyze political Islam in practice
  • Challenges researchers to examine how their own disciplinary concerns color the way in which they read political Islam
  • Signals the coming of age of Islamic studies